Visit Indy Response to COVID-19

Travel Status Update

Coronavirus information and FAQs about Indianapolis

Updated as of April 2 at 3:30 pm

Mayor Joe Hogsett and the City of Indianapolis have extended the stay at home order through May 1 for Marion County. This order This order restricts travel except for emergency situations and for essential functions, which include to care for another individual, to purchase groceries, food or beverages, and to pick up of prescriptions.

Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a stay at home order - except to buy food or prescriptions, obtain health care, take care of others or go to an essential job - for all Hoosiers through April 7. This builds upon his previous statement calling for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to close to in-person patrons.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised cancellation or postponement for all gatherings of 10 people or more. In accordance, all major Indianapolis area events have been impacted. You are advised to contact any event venue or attraction before visiting.

Non-essential travel to Indianapolis is discouraged until the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized. Our hope is that this site can help you in planning a getaway to Indianapolis to celebrate when that time comes. Until then, stay home.

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Visitors to Indianapolis, IN, 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 traveling if you are sick
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling
  • 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


FAQs

Should I travel to Indianapolis?

It is not recommended that you travel to Indy at this time. The health and safety of visitors to Indianapolis is Visit Indy’s top priority. The organization is committed to providing travelers with up-to-date information about traveling to the city. Visit Indy recommends travelers follow the latest information from the CDC, noting its protective tips (above) and higher risks for older individuals and those with preexisting health conditions.

If you are in need of a hotel in Indy, a couple are offering specials:

What is Visit Indy doing to help visitors and the hospitality community for through  the COVID-19 pandemic?

Visit Indy is working daily in coordination with industry partners including the U.S. Travel Association, Destinations International, the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, and state and local officials in line with guidance from the CDC to communicate current information and best practices.

Can I attend Indianapolis events or visit attractions and restaurants?

In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention area events that gather more than 10 people will be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are closed for in-person service through at least May 1.

Most major attractions are closed. Some attractions, like The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Newfields, are offering online education and entertainment for your kids during this time. We encourage you to support these hospitality businesses in any way that is safe for you and others.

As the situation evolves, The Indiana Restaurant & Hotel Lodging Association (InRLA) will be in constant conversation with relevant government agencies, lodging and hospitality partners, and the National Restaurant Association to ensure the organization and the local dining community have the most up-to-date information.

The InRLA has assembled a list of Indiana restaurants offering take-out/carry out meals. We encourage you to continue patronizing these local businesses during this crisis. If you are a restaurant wanting to be added to this list, click here.

What is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Indianapolis Airport Authority is working to ensure the health and well-being of the public using its facilities and its employees during this ever-evolving health situation. They continue to stay in close contact with partners from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state Department of Health, and local public health officials to follow their recommendations. Several dine-in restaurants at IND have closed or are only offering carry out service. Read more from the Indianapolis Airport Authority.

What are hotels doing to ensure guest safety?

Regional hotels are implementing proactive strategies, following CDC guidelines, and monitoring the information from local government agencies as they manage this issue with the wellbeing of hotel guests being of paramount concern.

Is the Indiana Convention Center open?

Effective March 17, the Indiana Convention Center is closed to ensure the health and safety of all who pass through the building. More to come on when it will re-open, following state and city protocol.

To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19, visit CDC.gov.

 


 

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