Travel Advisory - covid-19

RDS_COVID-19_Travel_Sentiment_Research_Pulse_13_Amelia.pdfWhile 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. 

  • Every person over the age of six (6) who is in a public indoor space must wear a face mask or covering.  Every operator, employee, customer or patron of a business establishment must wear a face mask or covering at all times while indoors at that business establishment unless wearing a face mask or covering significantly interferes with the provision or receipt of goods or services offered or received at that establishment.  See recently revised Resolution 2020-94 and Nassau County Executive Order 16 for full details.
  • Based on concerns for public health, commercial firework displays are prohibited during the local State of Emergency per Executive Order 15The fireworks prohibition does not pertain to private residential property.  
  • Beach Openings – The beaches of Nassau County, Florida are open daily from 6am-9pm.
    Refer to EXECUTIVE ORDER #6 & EXECUTIVE ORDER #7 for full details.
    - The beach parking areas, Peter's Point, Burney Park, Scott Road, and the south end walkover will be open daily from 6am until 9pm. 
    - Beach driving is only allowed for Nassau County residents or active military person presenting identification with all-wheel or four-wheel drive at Peters Point and Lewis Street from 8am-9pm inside the marked areas
    - Beachgoers must adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines which include maintaining a minimum 6' distance between individuals and no gathering of more than ten (10) people.  
    - Horseback riding companies allowed with regulations
    - Limitations around beach rentals and other commercial activities
    - No dogs, alcoholic beverages
    - No beach camping between 9pm-8am, no camping in parking areas - camping prohibition is in effect during turtle nesting season (May 1 - October 30)
    The beaches within the City of Fernandina Beach are open.
  • Phase 2 of Florida's new Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery - Executive Order 112, as modified by Executive Orders 20-120, 20-122, 20-123, & 20-131, is extended as further modified by EXECUTIVE ORDER #20-139. Items which impact the Nassau County, Florida tourism industry include:
    - Retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
    - Restaurants, 
    bars and other establishments and vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, may offer outdoor seating with six-foot space between tables and indoor seating at 50% capacity.  However, per DBPR Executive Order 2020-09, all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages shall suspend such sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. 
    - Entertainment businesses, such as movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50% of their building capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
    - Avoid socializing in groups of more than 50 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
    - Vulnerable individuals are encouraged to avoid close contact with people outside the home.
    - All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
    - Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance. 
    - This order extends the following Executive Orders, with exceptions for persons involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work approved by the educational institution:
              - EO 20-80 - Airport Screening
              - EO 20-82 Isolation of Individuals Traveling from NY Tri-State Area to Florida
              - EO 20-69 - Local Government Public Meetings (extended until June 30, 2020)



  • Watch this Video on the use of cloth face coverings for Nassau County businesses from the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County
  • To report travelers to the Nassau County Health Department please use the following resources and instructions. 
  • Reporting Form* for Travelers addressed in Nassau BOCC Local Executive Order #10 -PDF or Excel Spreadsheet
  • Lodging entities should submit the Reporting Form electronically to when guests arrive.
  • Traveler Card that should be given to the visiting party with instructions on how to report if they become ill.  
  • COVID19 Testing sites in the county and region (can be shared as needed)


The Jacksonville Aviation Autority (JAA) is launching "JAX Airport Cares" with enhanced protective measures for the well-being of travelers:

  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas throughout the terminal
  • Stand-alone and wall-mounted hand sanitizers
  • Electrostatic fogger disinfection
  • Economy lot closures to reduce potential spread on shuttle buses and price reduction in garages and daily surface parking
  • Plexiglass barriers at ticketing, information desk and gates
  • Constantly encouraging social distancing
  • Mandatory temperature checks for JAA employees
  • Reduced seating at restaurants and food courts
  • Increased fresh air due to adjustments in air conditioning units

Visit the JAX website at to learn more.












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