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Travel Safe Cincy: Our Commitment


Our Travel Safe Cincy Commitment

The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau and our partners are diligently following local, state and national guidelines to ensure your visit is safe.

While the safety of our visitors, staff and local community has always been a top priority, we recognize it’s even more critical today.

Our tourism community is committed to helping you PLAN AHEAD and enjoy our region, while taking the necessary precautions to keep your loved ones and traveling companions healthy. Please review the following information to get the most from the unmistakably Cincinnati experiences you are sure to love.


Latest News

While the safety of our visitors, staff and local community has always been a top priority, we're optimistic about the meetings and tourism industry after a series of annoucements: 

  • March 2, 2021 — Ohio announces public health orders allowing safe meetings and conferences: Events at banquet centers no longer have a 300-person limitation, so long as they comply with other health orders. Read the Health Director's full order.

  • March 3, 2021 — The U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated. Read the full AP story.

  • March 4, 2021 — “Victory is in sight.” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine lays out plans to drop all health orders when Ohio gets down to 50 cases per 100,000 people for two weeks. Read the US News article.

  • April 5, 2021 — Ohio's Health Director's Order Rescinding Various Orders was signed. Read the recindments.

  • April 9, 2021 — The Ohio Health Director's Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings, and Non-Congregating was signed. Read the full amended order.

We are ready and able to host meetings, conferences and sporting events again; and we look forward to welcoming you and your attendees back to our region.


Face Masks are NOT required in Ohio or Kentucky.

Travel Advisories: As of March 10, 2021, The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is no longer issuing a travel advisory for those entering Ohio after traveling to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher. Instead, ODH has revised its travel guidance to encourage Ohioans to carefully review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance when considering travel. Current Ohio Travel Advisories

Responsible RestartOhio Guidance

Responsible RestartOhio is the state's programs and protocols to ensure the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.

The following sector-specific operating requirements are being followed by Cincinnati region tourism and hospitality based businesses. As of June 2, 2021, all sector specific orders have been recinded by the Ohio Health Director. 

Retail/Entertainment Restaurants/Banquets/Bars
DineSafe FAQ
Pools/Aquatic Centers Casinos/Racinos
Campgrounds Golf Courses Sports Performing Arts


Hotels and lodging facilities are essential businesses, and therefore not mandated to close during events like the pandemic.

Hotels have adopted and implemented the highest levels of safety and cleanliness protocols to ensure your healthy stay.

Most hotels and brands have aligned with the American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AHLA) SafeStay program. It is endorsed by groups such as U.S. Travel Association, Global Business Travel Association, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton.

Hotel Safety and Cleanliness programs by Brand:

Hotel Brand Cleanliness Program Properties Included
21c/Accor Allsafe 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Best Western We Care Clean Best Western
Choice Hotels Commitment to Clean Quality Inn, Blu, Clarion, MainStay Suites
Drury Inn & Suites Travel Clean + Safe Drury Inns
Graduate Hotels Graduate Cares The Graduate Cincinnati
Hilton CleanStay Hampton, Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, Tru, Home2
Hyatt Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place
IHG Way of Clean Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites
LivINN Hotels Commitment to Clean LinINN
Marriott Commitment to Clean AC Hotels, Delta, Residence Inn, Westin, SpringHill Suites, Autograph Collection, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Courtyard
Sonesta Stay Safe Sonesta ES
The Summit SummitSafe The Summit
Wyndham Count on Us Wingate, LaQuinta, Baymont, Hawthorne Suites

Meetings, Events & Social Gatherings


Event Size

In Ohio, events at banquet centers no longer have a 300-person limitation. 

Sports Events

Competitive games and tournaments are permitted for sports in Ohio, with full capacity.

Safe Meetings in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati hospitality partners are ready to host your group. We offer flexible cancellation and attrition policies; dates and rates.

For more detailed information on reconnecting with your group or meeting in Cincinnati, click here. In October 2020, Cincinnati was the proud host of the International Aviation Forecast Summit, held both here and with a hybrid option. Forbes covered the event's successful safety measures to keep attendees healthy. Click here for the article.

Convention Centers

Our regional convention centers have the flexibility and space required to host events within the guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Health, and are also committed to additional best practices to ensure the safety of attendees.

Duke Energy Convention Center is Ohio's first GBAC STAR Accredited meeting facility, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Duke Energy Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease. For Safety Statement, click here.


Sharonville Convention Center has implemented all required safety guidelines, as well as daily health checks, face mask requirements, providing hand sanitizing stations, air filtration within their HVAC system, barriers in high volume areas and hourly disinfecting of high touch and high use areas. SCC and its partners are offering a Welcome Back promotion for future events.

Know Before You Go

Always check with companies, venues, attractions and restaurants before visiting, as limited capacities, reservations requirements and protocols are constantly being updated. These partners have outlined their Coronavirus response and safety protocols.



Tours Link
BB Riverboats COVID-19 Info
Cincinnati Cycle Boats COVID-19 Updates
Cincinnati Food Tours “Food Tour to Go” boxes, DIY tours and tour reservations
Cincy Brew Bus Coronavirus Updates
Chainging Gears COVID-19 Updates
Riverside Food Tours COVID Regulations
New Riff Distillery COVID-19 Safety Measures per tour
Rookwood Pottery Company Store CDC Guidelines


Casino Safety Link
Belterra Park Boyd Clean
Miami Valley Gaming Reopening FAQs
Future Home of Hard Rock Cincinnati Safe + Sound

Family Fun/Recreation

Attractions Link
Archery Arena Precautions regarding COVID-19
Ark Encounter Healthy Visit
Cincinnati Museum Center Visit Updates
Cincinnati Parks (including Smale Riverfront Park) Coronavirus Park Updates
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Safety First
Entertrainment Junction Coronavirus FAQ
Escape the Room Challenge Coronavirus FAQ
GameWorks Play Safe
Great Parks of Hamilton County (incl campgrounds) Park Alerts
Kings Island Coronavirus Updates
Newport Aquarium Play Safe
Newport on the Levee Safety Precautions
Omni Funplex New Operational Guidelines
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Park Guidelines
Robert D Lindner Family Omnimax Visit Updates
Scene 75 Stay Safe Together
Sherlock’s Escape Rooms Safe and Fun
The Web Extreme Entertainment Safety Guidelines
TopGolf Play Safely
Urban Axes COVID-19 Safety Precautions


Museum Safety Link
American Sign Museum Safety Protocols
Cincinnati Art Museum A Picture Perfect Visit
Cincinnati Observatory COVID-19 Information for Visitors
Reds Hall of Fame Museum Protocols and Procedures
Contemporary Art Museum Safety Protocols
Creation Museum Healthy Visit
Harriet Beecher Stowe House What to Expect
Krohn Conservatory COVID-19 Precautions
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center COVID-19 Updates
The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum Visit Requirements
Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center Reopening FAQ
Tri-State War Birds Museum Opening Safely
William Howard Taft National Historic Site NPS Public Health Update


Company Link
Cincinnati Northern KY International Airport (CVG) Fly Healthy Tips and Updates
Public Transportation: Cincinnati Metro Coronavirus: Staying Proactive
Delta Air Lines Safety and cleanliness and Travel routes and waivers
Executive Transportation Services COVID-19 Updates
Executive Car & Airport Limousine Following National Limo Association protocols
Croswell VIP Motorcoach Services Croswell Clean Care Commitment
GoBus Travel Safe Note
Lakefront Lines/Coach USA Coronavirus Updates: Keeping you Safe
Queen City Transportation COVID-19 Safety Measures
Ultimate Air Shuttle Information on returning routes
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Our Response. Our Responsibility.