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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Take in the St. Paul skyline from the deck of a Mississippi Riverboat  / Paul Vincent

Up-To-Date Travel Guidance

Most of your favorite Minnesota destinations and activities are open and welcoming visitors back. Keep reading to find out what to expect while dining out, shopping or attending events.


More Minnesotans are getting vaccinated every day. For current vaccination rates, go to Minnesota COVID-19 Response: Vaccine Data. Find a community vaccination site near you.

Two women on a date on the rooftop patio at Birch's overlooking Long Lake

Two women enjoy a romantic date together on the expansive patio at Birch's on the Lake / Paul Vincent

What to Expect at Minnesota Attractions, Restaurants & Hotels

(Last Updated: July 30, 2021)

Now that vaccines are widely available and COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, you may be planning to visit some of Minnesota's many excellent restaurantsbreweriesattractions or other destinations. Maybe you're even planning an overnight stay for the first time in...well, let's just say it's been a while.

Not sure what to expect as you venture back out into the world? That's OK. We're here to help. Here are a few of the highlights.

Masks Not Mandatory for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Face masks are no longer mandatory in the state of Minnesota, but private businesses may still have face covering requirements in place. Before heading out, check the mask policy at your destination(s) ahead of time. People who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings indoors. 

Masks Still Required on Public Transportation

Wearing a mask is still required in all public transportation situations. Be sure to wear yours before touring the Twin Cities via bus or light rail, riding the Empire Builder Amtrak line or flying on an airplane from MSP or one of Minnesota's other airports.

You Might Need a Reservation

Capacity restrictions on Minnesota businesses have been lifted, but there's still a good chance you need to make reservations in advance to eat at a restaurant, visit an attraction or attend an event. So before heading out, just remember to call ahead or check online to see if reservations are required. 

Events are back but they may change

Your favorite festivals and events are happening across the state. However, events may have been altered or cancelled for the year. Before heading out, check with the event or destination ahead of time. 

Woman at scenic overlook of Honeymoon Bluff

Hike to the scenic overlook at Honeymoon Bluff, deep in the Superior National Forest / Roy Son

Minnesota's Restrictions

As of May 28, all COVID-19 restrictions have lifted in Minnesota. To view the complete timeline, visit the Stay Safe MN website (opens in new window)