Miami Coronavirus Information
Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Miami is no longer a threat.
Governmental Rules and Restrictions in Miami
With the United States becoming the new epicentre of coronavirus, the residents and travellers in Miami, as well as, in the rest of the country must follow the measures of the Government. Social distancing is key to flattening the curve and slowing down COVID-19.
These are the measures to follow in Miami to prevent coronavirus from spreading:
- Facial covering required in public places indoors.
- Attractions, boat tours and operation of outdoor amusement and outdoor recreational facilities has resumed, with restrictions.
- Beaches are open with restrictions to follow – see here.
- Restaurants are allowed to offer indoor and outdoor dining at up to 100% capacity if they can maintain six feet distance between groups of people.
- Convention and Meeting Spaces as well as Banquet Facilities can open at 50 percent capacity. Indoor consumption of food and beverages as well as live performances at these venues is allowed, with restrictions.
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. Relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
The New York Times on Vaccines and Masks
Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask
” The new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness. But it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of the coronavirus.
That’s because the Pfizer and Moderna trials tracked only how many vaccinated people became sick with Covid-19. That leaves open the possibility that some vaccinated people get infected without developing symptoms, and could then silently transmit the virus — especially if they come in close contact with others or stop wearing masks.” Continue reading here
BBC on Approved Vaccines
Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is “excellent news” that a third coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK.
It is made by US company Moderna and works in a similar way to the Pfizer one already being offered on the NHS.
The UK has pre-ordered 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine – 10 million more than planned – but supplies are not expected to arrive until spring.
It is the last Covid vaccine with final trial data published. ” Continue reading here
BBC on WHO Investigating the origin of COVID
Covid: WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China
“A World Health Organization (WHO) team due to investigate the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan has been denied entry to China.
Two members were already en route, with the WHO saying the problem was a lack of visa clearances.
However, China has challenged this, saying details of the visit, including dates, were still being arranged.
The long-awaited probe was agreed upon by Beijing after many months of negotiations with the WHO.
The virus was first detected in Wuhan in late 2019, with the initial outbreak linked to a market. ” Continue reading here
Travel Weekly on a less connected world
The world is less connected because of Covid, IATA report says
“The number of cities connected directly by air service was 36% below pre-pandemic levels at the end of October, according to a new report from IATA. In raw terms, that means that of the more than 19,300 city pairs that were connected by regular air service at the start of 2020, approximately 7,000 aren’t currently on airline schedules.” Continue reading here
How to safely store your luggage during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Miami Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last few days)
- Miami-Dade to launch limited number of COVID vaccine appointments for seniors
Read here >
- Florida adds more than 150 COVID deaths, pushing toll past 23,000, and 11,576 new cases
Read here >
- No COVID testing at Hard Rock Stadium because of football. And vaccines are changing
Read here >
- Will South Beach have spring break? Mayor wants to avoid COVID ‘super-spreader’
Read here >
Miami Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
Travelling from Miami is still possible but trips from certain European countries to Miami are not possible. Find out more here.
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Miami airports.
If you are stuck in a hotel room, we gathered all the information about airports and public transport to make things a little easier for you. Please make sure you check with your airline to find out whether there have been any alterations made to your travel plans.
Miami Airport Information
Airports still operating, however, traffic has decreased due to the Miami coronavirus restrictions. All Miami airports are doing a great job at keeping their websites updated in order to keep travellers informed on the coronavirus measures.
Remember to check with your airline company regarding any possible alterations made to your travel plans.
Find out more here:
Miami Public Transport
Public transport in Miami is operating on a limited schedule. Miami’s Metrorail transit services and schedule frequencies have been adjusted due to the coronavirus outbreak. The City of Miami is encouraging people to use public transport only for essential trips in order to prevent the spread of the virus. If you do need to travel, please remember to keep a 6-feet distance from others, and cover your nose and mouth with a mask or a scarf.
You can plan your journey and read more about coronavirus measures in public transport here:
Keep up-to-date on public transit here:
Most Miami attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Miami for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of Miami’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Miami Seaquarium – Temporarily closed
- Jungle Island – Temporarily closed
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – Area open on the first floor
- Venetian Pool – Reopening postponed
- Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) – Temporarily closed; you may experience the museum online
- Bayside Marketplace Miami – Certain events open to the public
- The Bass – Temporarily closed
- Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science – Open
- HistoryMiami Museum – Temporarily closed
- Miami Children’s Museum – Temporarily closed
- Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami – Temporarily closed
- Jewish Museum of Florida – Closed until further notice
- Lowe Art Museum – Closed until further notice
- Cape Florida Lighthouse – Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is open effective Monday, June 10th 2020
What to do while currently in Miami
- Food delivery
The coronavirus situation doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and from keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Ubereats or other delivery websites, pick anything you want and have it delivered to your location.
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
If you’re staying inside to avoid the coronavirus, you can still keep yourself entertained by binge-watching these hot-topic TV shows and movies suggested in this article.
- Visit the Zoo…San Diego’s Zoo…online!
San Diego’s Zoo installed live cams, so you can watch what the animals are doing at this exact moment. There are live cameras at the polar bear area, penguins, baboons, pandas, apes, koalas, giraffes’ grounds, elephants, tiger, owls, condors and even butterflies! Visit San Diego’s Zoo website to find all the live cams. This is an example of an only beauty – when we can connect with remote places and maybe replace Netflix with a real-time animal watch!
- Keep the communication going with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
As we all know, keeping active is crucial to our well-being. When you’re stuck inside for a longer period of time and running or going to the gym is no longer an option, yoga and stretching are great for you. These are activities you can do on your own floor or balcony. There are many videos online that you can follow while doing these activities, and you can also tune into live-stream yoga classes available online.
- Walk it out
If you are frustrated that your travel plans have been postponed or ruined altogether, it’s always best to walk it out. Even though most if not all attractions are currently closed, you can still go for a walk (remembering the 6-feet distance from others of course). You can use this silence in your favour and take a walk in nature, which is always soothing.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. We are in this together and every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?
The entire LuggageHero team wish you good health and positive vibes. #SpreadPositivityNotCoronavirus