COVID-19 UPDATE

Rhode Island is slowly dialing up activity while continuing to maintain necessary social and commercial restrictions. During this period, Rhode Islanders are encouraged to protect their households at all times by (1) wearing a mask, (2) getting tested often, and (3) limiting interactions with individuals outside of their households.All Phase III guidance continues to be available on www.ReopeningRI.com.

Domestics travelers: If you’ve come to Rhode Island from a hot spot within the 50 states or DC, you must quarantine for 10 days or provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken after arrival or within 72 hours before arrival. More information about quarantine requirements and exemptions for travelers arriving in Rhode Island is available below. 

Here are some of the guidelines with regard to tourism. You can find the complete list of current guidelines in FAQ format here

  1. Indoor dining is 75% capacity with 6-foot spacing between tables. 
  2. Bars are open with an 11PM close time (midnight with food).
  3. Indoor venues of assembly may operate at 50% capacity, 6 feet of spacing, but not more than 250 people may be present at the event or venue.
  4. Outdoor venues of assembly, may operate at 50% capacity, 6 feet of spacing, but not more than 500 people may be present at the event or venue. 
  5. Indoors and outdoors, gyms and fitness centers may resume operations at one (1) person per 50 square feet, with no limit outdoors. 
  6. Customers may still shop at retail stores, 1 person per 50 square feet. Big box stores, 1 person per 100 square feet. No limit outdoors. 

For more information and guidance regarding Covid-19 visit covid.ri.gov.

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Rhode Island travel resources

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We're here to help you plan your next visit to the Ocean State. The first step to start your planning is our Springtime in Rhode Island page. Check out what's going on this season. Did you hear about Rhode Island Hotel Week? This April 17-30, multiple high-end, boutique and family-friendly Rhode Island hotels, historic inns and cozy B&Bs are offering special, promotional rates starting as low as $100.

Step two is to sign up for our free monthly newsletter. It's packed with useful information each month like special deals, upcoming events, what's new and exciting and more. Next, check out our itineraries and trip ideas for custom trips built around specific themes and interests.  

 

We've got the information you need when deciding when you'd like to come and what you'd like to see and do on your visit to Rhode Island. Check out our special offers and popular tours, or you can explore our seven regions and go from there.

Once you've decided the whens and wheres, you can begin to plan the how. If you'll be flying, check out T.F. Green Airport (PVD), one of the 10 best small airports in the US, according to USA Today Readers' Choice 2020. Then you can look up and book flights on our Booking Direct booking tool. Our transportation page has everything you need to know about buses, ferries and local airlines and airports to help you figure out how to get here and get around car-free (and car rentals too). And you can reach out to our visitors centers and regional tourism councils for local information.    

Are you interested in Rhode Island beyond a vacation? If you'e interested in going to school here, moving here or moving your business here, you've come to the right place. Check out our colleges, business attraction and site selection information - and facts about living in the Ocean State! You can also research what the press has been saying about the Ocean State, and order a visitor's guide.

Here are resources specifically for LGBTQ and international communities. If you have accessibility questions, see below for a link to AccessRI, an excellent guide to accessibility in Rhode Island. If you are looking for group tour information, please see our Travel Trade page.