Chicago is now open with no restrictions, following local and state guidance. Many Chicago establishments continue to follow additional safety measures. Learn more about the latest COVID-19 updates in Chicago.
- Masks: Chicago currently has no mask requirement for indoor spaces or public transportation. Individual businesses may still require masks.
- Proof of vaccination: Chicago has lifted its proof of vaccination requirement for public spaces. Individual businesses and events may still require proof of vaccination.
- Travel guidance: The city of Chicago recommends that all travelers follow the guidance outlined in the CDC COVID-19 community levels.
- Gatherings: There are currently no limits on social gatherings or events.
- The city of Chicago recommends that all travelers follow the guidance outlined in the CDC COVID-19 community levels.
- All international travelers who are not U.S. citizens must be fully vaccinated. If traveling by air, all non-U.S. citizens entering the U.S. will need proof of vaccination. There are no bans on travel from specific countries.
- Chicago’s international airports offer the nation’s most comprehensive in-airport COVID-19 testing program. Learn more about airport testing and safety measures.
- Chicago restaurants and bars are currently open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout with no restrictions on capacity or table size.
- While there are no citywide mask or vaccine requirements, individual businesses may still require masks or proof of vaccination.
Attractions and events
All attractions and events are subject to changes and closures. We strongly recommend confirming the status of attractions and upcoming events by reaching out directly to the attraction, venue, or ticket provider.
- Chicago attractions, museums, sports arenas, and performance venues are open with no restrictions on capacity limits.
- Attractions and venues may require masks or proof of vaccination for entry. Check with individual venues for details.
- Public and private events have resumed with no required capacity limits. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test may be required for entry.
- Chicago hotels are open and welcoming guests. Please check with individual hotels for information about availability.
Health & safety
- The health and safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. Learn about health and safety precautions at Chicago’s restaurants, businesses, hotels, airports, and more.
Healthy travel tips
We encourage all visitors to use their own discretion and follow all travel best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Learn more about Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s five-phase framework, Protecting Chicago, that outlines her plan for safely reopening the city.
- Governor JB Pritzker also shared a five-phase plan, Restore Illinois, with benchmarks and guidelines for reopening the state while protecting public health.
- The City of Chicago shares local updates, travel alerts and tips to help minimize risk.
- The State of Illinois shares daily state-wide updates and advice.
- The U.S. Travel Association offers healthy travel practices and guidance for travelers.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features the latest global updates, health and travel information and guidance for large gatherings.
- The World Health Organization offers advice, reports and updates on the outbreak.