Travel Responsibly: As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.
Last updated March 2, 2022
Getting out and about in Philadelphia and the Countryside? Start here for a regularly updated at-a-glance look at what’s open. Please contact specific destinations for detailed information to plan your visit.
Open — Most hotels in the region are open with safety precautions in place.
Open — Most indoor museums and attractions are open. Some may require masks or recommend advance ticket purchases.
Open — Outdoor and indoor dining is open. Some businesses may require proof of vaccination and/or mask wearing for indoor dining.
Open — Shops are open. Some individual stores may require masks.
Open —Parks and outdoor recreation destinations are open.
Led by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and its four surrounding counties — Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery — have transitioned into a new period of COVID-19 recovery.
That means, with health and well-being still a top priority, residents and visitors can enjoy things to do in Greater Philadelphia with evolved guidelines and safety measures. As of March 2, 2022:
VISIT PHILADELPHIA is united with public health agencies, government and elected officials, industry colleagues and you — the Greater Philadelphia community and our visitors — to support visitors, residents and employees throughout Philadelphia and the Countryside.
Read on for more information about health and safety and how to visit Philadelphia and the Countryside now.
In Pennsylvania, COVID-19 mitigation orders have been lifted for fully vaccinated people. That means all businesses, events and venues have returned to 100 percent capacity with restrictions and any additional requirements put in place by local businesses. That includes Philadelphia.
Additionally, people are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
While we navigate a “new normal,” getting out and about in Philadelphia and the Countryside can raise lots of questions. Your best bet: Plan ahead by checking online or calling before visiting to see what experiences to expect.
Looking for more help in planning things to do in Philly? Call the Independence Visitor Center to speak with a visitor experience expert at 800-537-7676. They’ll help you navigate all the great things you can do right now in Greater Philadelphia.
Below, check out our tips on how to navigate visiting Philadelphia now.
Guidelines & Masks
Socially distanced outdoor dining at Headhouse Square.
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Airport Info & Testing
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Visiting Museums, Attractions, Shops & More
Remember, planning ahead will always be your best bet to ensure a great experience. When in doubt about things to do in the region, call ahead or call the Independence Visitor Center to speak with a visitor experience expert at 800-537-7676.
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The City of Philadelphia has instituted a system of criteria to respond to changing COVID-19 levels. As of March 2, 2022, the city is in Level 1, which eliminates vaccine and mask requirements while in indoor public places. However, vaccination and/or mask requirements may continue to exist at individual businesses; patrons should check with each business individually to know what to expect. Additionally, people are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation.
— Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia
In the Philadelphia Countryside (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties), guidelines follow those set out by The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which are aligned with CDC guidelines that allow fully vaccinated people to resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial regulations, including local business and workplace guidelines.
Note that information and guidelines can change quickly. Visit each county’s health department website for the most current information and, when in doubt, call ahead to your destination:
More information on guidelines are available from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf by clicking the button below.
LEARN MORE FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
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The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health recommends these best practices to support our community.
Those flying into Philadelphia International Airport and nearby regional airports should check the latest alerts from the federal government: