Austin is Excited To Welcome Your Event
Visit Austin and our local community are ready to welcome you.
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.
- Accor All Stay Well and All Meet Well
- American Hotel & Lodging Association Safe Stay
- AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
- Four Seasons Lead with Care Program
- Hilton CleanStay
- Hilton EventReady with CleanStay / Hilton Austin EventReady protocols
- Hyatt Hotels Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
- IHG Hotels & Resorts
- Marriott Global Cleanliness Council
- Marriott "Commitment to Clean" Event Resources
- Omni Safe & Clean initiative
- Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol
- Red Roof RediClean
- Remington Hotels COVID-19 Mitigation Program
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Count on Us
- Airbnb Enhanced Cleaning Initiative
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 austinconventioncenter.com
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
"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.
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 CapMetro.org for more information.