Travel Advisory - covid-19

While we continue to welcome visitors to Amelia Island, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is closely monitoring statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to following guidelines from these agencies and our local health departments. The safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and industry partners are of the utmost importance to us. We encourage our area tourism partners, residents and visitors to take any relevant preventative measures. We remain vigilant and will do everything we can to ensure our guests have a safe and pleasant stay.


  • Amelia Island Beaches CLOSED - The beaches of Amelia Island, including both the City of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, are closed to the public. Please refer to the respective websites for additional information.
  • Essential Services & Activities Only - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order ordering all persons in FL to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. 
  • Quarantine Orders for Louisiana Travelers - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order to require anyone traveling from Louisiana to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Vacation Rentals Prohibited - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order ordering all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of this order.
  • Quarantine Orders for New York Tri-State Travelers - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order to require anyone traveling from the New York (NY) Tri-State to self-quarantine for 14 days.  In addition, Nassau County has mandated Executive Order 3 which requires that all lodging establishments or entities that are subject to the local Tourist Development Tax must: 
      - Report to the Nassau County Health Department, the names of the individuals from the NY Tri-State area occupying a room by telephone AND email upon accepting a reservation or check-in.
      - Provide all guests from the NY Tri-State area a copy of the isolation and quarantine order. You may also provide this Florida Health Department Traveler Card.
    - Advise anyone from the NY Tri-State area who is inquiring about rooms that there is a mandatory self-isolation/quarantine requirement for anyone arriving in Nassau County.
      - Provide the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, daily, the number of occupants and location of origin (State and City) for each occupant. See HERE.

    Submission Process
    To submit the names to the Nassau County Health Department, lodging partners can leave a voice mail on the Nassau COVID-19 Virus Reporting Line by calling (904) 875-6116 and email CHD45Webmaster@flhealth.gov. Should you have any questions on this EO, please contact Michael.Beard@flhealth.gov or NassauESF8@flhealth.gov.
    - To submit your daily lodging log of occupants and origin locations to the AICVB, please complete this online survey by 11:00am EST each day for the previous day. You may also access this daily survey HERE
    Guest Form you may download and use for collecting guest information. 
  • Restaurant & Gym Closures - Effective immediately, FL Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order closing all restaurant dining areas and gyms in the state of Florida to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Restaurants will still be allowed to do take-out order and also will be allowed to sell alcohol for take-out or delivery with a food order. 
  • Recreational Vessels - Recreational vessel occupancy is limited to no more than 10 persons per vessel; and a minimum distance of 50 feet between recreational vessels and any other vessel shall be maintained (This distance provision does not apply to permitted mooring fields, public or private marinas, or any other permanently installed wet slips, and does not apply to vessels underway unless they are tied, rafted or moored to another vessel).
  • Other Florida Closures – We have heard that other destinations within the state have had closures. VISIT FLORIDA is trying to keep an update list on Florida Now.

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