COVID-19 Travel Resources

The City of Philadelphia continues to evaluate the risk of COVID-19 and modify the “Safer at Home” guidelines for lower risk businesses. The City’s latest guidelines are intended to bring Philadelphia in line with the state’s current guidance. The protocols are dependent on consistent, universal mask use where appropriate. For complete details,view the City of Philadelphia COVID-19 Updates.

As of March 23:

Permissible Activities:

  • No out-of-state travel restrictions
  • Both indoor and outdoor gatherings and sporting events may operate in line with the state’s occupancy limits.
    • Indoor: Maximum occupancy limit for indoor events is 15% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.
    • Outdoor: Maximum occupancy limit for outdoor events is 20% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.
  • Outdoor catered events, like weddings and celebrations, are permitted with a maximum of 100 people.
  • Museums open with limited capacity and mask enforcement.
  • Retailers open with a limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Theatres operating at 10% capacity. Food and drink service is allowed as long as people are seated in parties of four or less.
  • The City of Philadelphia is reviewing permit applications for outdoor special events. Beginning April 15, the City will accept applications for outdoor street festivals and block parties. All permitted events are subject to the Department of Public Health’s guidance in effect on the date of the event, including crowd size limits. Complete details are available in the March 16 COVID-19 Update.

Effective April 4:

  • Food service allowed at business meetings. The Department of Public Health to provide guidance to venues and catering groups on the city’s COVID-19 guidance webpage
  • Outdoor catered events, like weddings and celebrations, may increase capacity to 250 people.


  • Indoor catered events of any size, aside from business meetings.

Please be diligent in protecting yourself and your family from COVID-19. The following recommendations still stand:

  • Wear a mask whenever you are outside of your home
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and others when in public
  • Wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer if handwashing is not an option
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Do not socialize in-person with individuals outside of your household

As additional details are made available, we will continue to update this page.

We encourage members, visitors and partners to utilize the below collection of informational resources:

Travel Resources by Category:

Learn more about how the Pennsylvania Convention Center, other Philadelphia event venues and the PHLCVB are working together with GBAC.



Updated: November 16, 2020

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