Below is up-to-date information on coronavirus and safety for visitors to San Diego.
San Diego is happy (and we know it!) to welcome you here. With our temperate weather and beautiful surroundings, San Diego offers near-endless options for both outdoor and indoor events year-round, making it the perfect place to meet in safety, comfort and natural splendor. Read on for more!
San Diego's hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions and other businesses are open without capacity restrictions or social distancing requirements. With the end of the California COVID-19 State of Emergency, masking guidance has been revised and scaled back. The state says individuals "should decide when and where to wear a mask based on COVID-19 community levels and other factors, such as your own personal risk of serious illness." San Diego International Airport continues to comply with TSA guidance on masking, and at this time no masking is required either on airport property or on airplanes. For full details, please visit the California Department of Public Health's page on masking guidance.
As California's State of Emergency has ended, mask requirements for meetings have been lifted.
The San Diego Convention Center follows governmental guidance on masking, and at this time masks are no longer required. Check the state's page on masking guidance for information on circumstances where masking may still be advisable.
As of May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.
Likewise, the federal Department of Homeland Security no longer requires non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to provide proof of vaccination upon request. The DHS has rescinded those Title 19 travel restrictions in alignment with the end of the Public Health Emergency and the termination of the Presidential Proclamation on air travel.
COVID-19 testing is likewise not required for entry via a land port of entry or ferry terminal, nor for air travelers to the United States.
While the mandates have been lifted, government agencies still advise everyone not to travel while sick, and to take extra precautions in cases of compromised health or while traveling in areas of high transmission.
For more information, visit the CDC International Travel site.
Although vaccination requirements no longer apply, all travelers are reminded to bring a WHTI-compliant document when re-entering the United States.
To help reduce wait times, travelers can take advantage of facial biometrics and CBP One™, which is a single portal for CBP mobile applications and services. For the most up-to-date information on border wait times, visitors can check with Customs and Border Protection or call 619-690-8999.
For more information, please visit the Department of Homeland Security's website.
Mexico does not require COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter their country. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico website.
We look forward to welcoming you to San Diego so you can create more incredible memories.
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