Indy Welcomes You Back Safely

Due to COVID 19, we encourage you to check the status of any Indianapolis establishment prior to visiting.

Last year, we asked you to bookmark your Indy trip until it was safe to travel again. We're confident that time is now, and we're excited to welcome you back safely and responsibly.

Our promise to you:

Indy's hospitality community has completed the Hoosier Hospitality Promise, in partnership with the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association and health officials across the state. When you see this endorsement, you can be certain that the venue is taking all necessary steps to protect their employees and customers and that they are taking a leadership role in protecting their community. 

In effort to keep Indy’s reopening stages safely progressing, the city has mandated that residents and visitors are required to wear masks in any indoor space or outdoor space. The masks can be removed while eating at a restaurant. The mask order excludes children under the age of 3, as well as anyone with a medical condition that prevents the use of a mask. Marion County residents may request free face masks at

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Indianapolis Attractions

Indianapolis Attrations

These Indianapolis attractions are open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place. Please be sure to check individual attraction websites for their re-opening timeline and COVID-19 protocols. 

Indianapolis Restaurants

The Garage Food Hall Interior

Bars and restaurants are able to operate at 75% capacity indoors, and 100% capacity outdoors,  which means you'll be able to dine anywhere from indoors at The Garage at Bottleworks (pictured above) to the patio at Gallery Pastry Shop. Bars and restaurants must close between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily. 

Indianapolis Hotels

Indy is home to many independent and global hotel brands, however all hotels are working together to implement a global brand promise, in addition to our Hoosier Hospitality Promise standards. 

Here are general protocols all Indianapolis hotels are taking to ensure guest safety: 

  • Hotel staff will pass a health check or complete a health survey prior to each shift. 
  • Indy hotels will continue to be a leader in safe sanitation practices with all staff members completing a COVID-19 training class before returning to work and wearing the appropriate PPE as per State, County and CDC Guidelines. 
  • All guest rooms, restaurants, meeting spaces and public spaces will be disinfected utilizing approved chemicals by the EPA for killing the COVID-19 virus.   
  • Food and Beverage place settings, utensils, menus and condiments will either be single-use or will be cleaned and sanitized after every use. 
  • Hotels will clean and sanitize common areas and high guest touch point areas on a regular basis. 
  • All hotel public spaces, restaurants and meeting spaces will comply with the social distancing according to local jurisdiction guidelines. 
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be available upon entry to the hotels and placed throughout the hotel properties in high traffic areas.  

For more information on global brand cleanliness standards, please click on the links below. 

Drury Hotels
Redesigned check-in process, social distancing signage, constant common area cleaning.
Drury Travel Happy Again

Hilton Hotels
CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program

Hyatt Hotels
Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment

Intercontinental Hotels
Clean Promise

Marriott Hotels
Marriott Cleanliness Council redefines the brand’s cleaning and safety standards.
Marriott Cleanliness Council

Omni Hotels
Omni Safe & Clean Initiative 

Wyndham Hotels
Count On Us Health and Safety Protocols

Indianapolis Retail

Outdoors of Fashion MallShopping malls and retail are open at 75% with continued social distancing and face masks required.

Indianapolis International Airport

AirportIndy is home to the #1 Airport in North America for nine years in a row, according to Airports Council International and Condé Nast Traveler. Airports Council International has certified the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with its Airport Health Accreditation. The Indianapolis International Airport is taking the following measures to help protect the traveling public and fulfill their Hoosier Hospitality Promise:

  • Using a multipurpose cleaner, degreaser, and sanitizer to clean and disinfect every surface from doorknobs to diaper changing stations in public-facing restrooms on an hourly basis. Kivac machines are also utilized daily with a hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the terminal (pre- and post-security and the Ground Transportation Center). More hand sanitizing stations have been added in the public areas. 
  • In locations where travelers congregate, IND is conducting extra cleaning, including the Civic Plaza food court seating area, visitor seating area, airline gate seating areas, and baggage claim.

For more information, please visit:


You should follow the protective steps outlined by the CDC:

  • Wash hands often, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC and the U.S. Department of State
  • Get a flu vaccine
  • Take everyday precautions to stop the spread of germs
  • Take flu antivirals if prescribed

Note: Older adults and people with underlying chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.




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