Austin is Excited To Welcome Your Event

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Last updated May 20, 2022

Our team is focused on the future and ready to work with you to find creative solutions to make your meeting a success in whatever form it takes.  As you’re planning your Austin event, here’s what you and your attendees need to know.  Wondering what is open right now? Look for the Open Now filter throughout our website.

Face Coverings & Social Distancing

Austin’s community COVID-19 level is currently low. Masking is optional. Find the most up-to-date information here.

Austin Public Health (APH) has published color-coded charts for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to help residents and visitors understand the stages of risk and provide recommendations on face coverings, social distancing and other safety recommendations. You can also view color blind-friendly charts here. Many businesses continue to require the use of face masks for staff and guests and may limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion. Learn More

Hotels & Lodging

Austin hotels, restaurants, bars and other alcoholic beverage service outlets can operate at 100 percent capacity. Note: some hotels may continue to require the use of face masks for staff and/or guests and may limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.

Many individual hotels and hotel chains have sharied their safety plans to help address concerns as well.

Austin Convention Center & Palmer Events Center

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center are open and continue to adhere to City of Austin, Travis County, State of Texas and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

On March 23, 2022, the City of Austin lifted the Be Safe at City Facilities order. Masking in most City of Austin facilities is now optional. Optional mask-wearing includes the Austin Convention Center, the Palmer Events Center, and staff members of the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD). For the latest information, visit

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Due to a federal court ruling, masks are no longer mandatory at airports, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time. Travelers can stay up to date on what AUS is doing to support public health and learn about their commitment to your safety and well-being. Learn More 

Learn more about what each airline is doing to address health concerns from the pandemic. Read More

Getting Around

"Drive friendly" is one of our state mottos, and Austin is no exception. Getting to and from the airport - and all around town - is easy. Most major rental car and ride-hailing companies are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and other standard transportation options are available.

Austin’s various transportation providers have safety guidelines to help guests travel responsibly and comfortably.

Shuttle Transportation

The Austin Transportation Department regulates ground transportation services within Austin to enhance safety and provide access to service for all users. Learn about different service providers and what each is doing to keep riders safe and comfortable here. Carter Transportation (formerly SuperShuttle / ExecuCar of Austin) is here for your transit needs whether it’s to and from the airport or around town to restaurants, wineries, and more. Learn More

Capital Metro Bus & MetroRail

Whether you’re riding the train or catching your bus, our services continue to be the safe, convenient and affordable option you can count on. Visit for more information.