Traveling to Las Vegas during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
Editor’s Note — Coronavirus cases remain high across the globe. Health officials caution you should delay travel if you’re not fully vaccinated. Below is information on what to know if you plan to travel, last updated in its entirety on April 29.
Nevada lifted its indoor mask mandate on February 10.
There are no restrictions on domestic travel to Las Vegas or the state of Nevada, but testing and vaccination requirements apply for most international arrivals to the United States.
What’s on offer?
This is America’s playground for adults, and gambling is the star attraction.
For those not swayed by the allure of slot machines and roulette wheels, Las Vegas has emerged as a major foodie destination. Comedians, singers and other entertainers also set up shop here.
The lights of the Las Vegas Strip at night are a spectacle unto themselves, and nearby desert escapes are outstanding.
Who can go
There are no restrictions on domestic travel to Las Vegas.
What are the restrictions?
The one-day window for testing applies to all international arrivals, including US citizens.
Las Vegas, as well as the rest of Nevada, doesn’t have any testing or vaccination requirements on domestic travelers arriving for a vacation from within the US or its territories.
What’s the Covid situation?
As of April 25, there was a seven-day average test positivity rate of 10,8%. That’s up from 8.9% recorded on April 18 but down from a peak of 42.9% on January 9 at the top of the Omicron surge.
What can visitors expect?
The big draws in Vegas — casinos, shows, hotels and restaurants — are open. The state of Nevada lifted its indoor mask mandate on February 10.
In a news conference, Gov. Steve Sisolak said, “Now is the appropriate time for me to announce that Nevada will rescind our mask mandate, effective immediately.”
Sisolak said the state was better equipped to fight the pandemic, citing at-home testing kits and the decrease in overall cases and hospitalizations in the state.
You can check hotel websites before you go to see their Covid safety measures.
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