COVID-19 Advisory

N.C. is currently in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.
Face coverings are required statewide.
For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More


Travel To/Within Wake County

March 26, 2021

North Carolina is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

The state is in a phased plan to reopen the state and restore businesses and ease travel restrictions.
Phase 3 runs through at least Fri., April 30.


Airport/bus/train station impacts

GoRaleigh transit system has implemented rear door boarding. Face coverings are required while riding. Get details here.

GoRaleigh R-LINE free downtown circulator: temporarily suspended. Get details here.

Learn what RDU International Airport is doing to combat the spread, here.

Learn what Amtrak and Raleigh Union Station Terminal are doing to combat the spread, here.

Travel safety tips

We encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance from the CDC and make fact-based travel decisions.

Current recommended best practices for travelers includes:

  • Do not travel if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. 
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • A cloth face covering must be worn both indoors and outdoors when you are within 6 feet of people who are not household and family members.

Face covering requirements at hotels

  • Hotel guests and employees are required to wear face coverings in all public areas or anywhere that social distancing cannot be achieved, including where multiple guests typically gather (e.g., meeting rooms and the lobby).
  • If the hotel has a bar or restaurant, guests and employees are required to wear face coverings in those areas and must follow the North Carolina face covering requirements while in the restaurant, allowing for face coverings to be removed while eating and/or drinking.
  • Hotel guests are not required to wear face coverings inside their sleeping rooms.