As of August 12, 2021, the City of Philadelphia requires masks to be worn inside all Philadelphia businesses and institutions, including restaurants, that do not require vaccination for employees and patrons. Businesses and institutions that require vaccination for all employees and patrons are exempted from having a mask requirement. Masks will also be required at non-seated outdoor events with 1,000+ attendees.
Effective January 3, 2022, the City of Philadelphia requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for everyone who enters any establishment that sells food and drink for consumption onsite, including indoor restaurant spaces, bars, bowling alleys, conventions (if food is being served), catering halls, and sporting venues that serve food or drink for onsite consumption, among other settings. For the first two weeks of the mandate, January 3 through January 17, 2022, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the visit may also be presented for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. For more information about the mandate, click here. To learn more about the mandate’s impact on events held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, click here.
PHILADELPHIA VACCINATION PROGRESS
Philadelphia is one of the top most vaccinated cities in the U.S. As of January 19, 2022, at least 95%* of all Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 78.6% of all Philadelphia adults now fully vaccinated, per the City of Philadelphia.
*NOTE: All vaccine administration percentages will be capped at 95 percent to account for U.S. Census estimates.
As additional details are made available, we will continue to update this page.
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The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has been approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to use their global Safe Travels Stamp in recognition of our destination’s commitment to safely reopening to visitors.
PHLCVB has also been designated a Safe Travels Ambassador to promote the Safe Travels Stamp to our partners including hotels, motels, resorts, retail, convention centers, meetings & event locations, and attractions. Learn more.