COVID-19 updates | Choose Chicago

Chicago is now fully open across industries with no restrictions, following state, federal, and CDC guidance. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and residents. Learn more about the latest in Chicago.

Latest updates

  • Reopening: The city entered Phase Five of its reopening plan as of June 11, 2021.
  • Travel: The city of Chicago has a travel advisory for unvaccinated travelers coming from certain destinations. The federal government is restricting travel from certain countries and requires a negative COVID-19 test for all international air passengers traveling to the U.S.
  • Gatherings: There are currently no limits on private social gatherings.
  • Masks: Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask in most settings; those who aren’t vaccinated should wear a mask. Individual businesses may require masks, and masks must be worn in some settings, such as public transportation and health-care facilities.
  • Vaccination status: Some businesses and events might ask for proof of vaccination. Your vaccination card, photo/photocopy of vaccination card, or other printout/photo of vaccine records with your name are some acceptable forms of proof.


  • The city of Chicago has no current travel restrictions and does not require a quarantine period or negative COVID-19 test for domestic travelers. Travelers are encouraged to delay travel until fully vaccinated.
  • All non-U.S. citizens who have visited certain countries in the past 14 days may not enter the United States.
  • All international air passengers traveling to the U.S., regardless of vaccination status, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.
  • 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 hotels are open and welcoming guests. Please check with individual hotels for information about availability.

Attractions and events

  • Chicago attractions, museums, and performance venues are open with no restrictions on capacity limits. Masks may be required at some establishments.
  • All Chicago parks and beaches are now open, including the Lakefront Trail.
  • Indoor and outdoor sports venues are open.
  • Festivals, farmers markets, and other public events are resuming with no capacity limits. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test may be required for entry.
  • 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 before proceeding.

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.

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