Latest Updates and Travel Information

We are excited to safely welcome you back to Asheville! Whether you are visiting us soon or planning ahead, it is our utmost priority to keep our visitors and community safe. Please be aware of the following guidelines and travel precautions currently in place to make your next trip to Asheville healthy and safe. 

Travel Responsibly

As you prepare for your trip, please be aware of the current restrictions in place to help keep you and others safe:Wear, Wait and Wash Your Hands Bear Graphic

  • Face Coverings: (Updated: 9/22/21) - Masks are required indoors at all public places in Buncombe County - including Asheville - regardless of vaccination status. This order remains in effect through October 31, 2021, and may be extended based on data trends. In addition, the National Park Service, which includes the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has issued a mask mandate for visitors and staff inside all NPS buildings, as well as outdoors in high traffic areas, such as narrow trails and overlooks. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

  • Indoor dining is fully open; however, as restaurants and businesses begin to staff up, space may be limited. Please check ahead and make a reservation, if possible. Thank you for your patience!

  • Vaccination Status: Some Asheville-area businesses may require proof of vaccination for patrons, particularly restaurants that offer indoor dining. Please check ahead prior to your visit to understand each business' vaccine protocols and bring a copy of your vaccination card with you, just in case.

  • All capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements are lifted for restaurants, bars and meeting spaces in hotels. Some venues may continue to implement stronger restrictions on a case-by-case basis and unvaccinated people should continue to maintain social distance from others and wear face coverings. 

Thank you for helping protect yourself and others while visiting Asheville!

Stay Safe Pledge

Many Asheville-area businesses, residents and guests are making a commitment to each other: Our Stay Safe Pledge. Asheville deeply cares about every neighbor and guest. As you are welcomed into shops, restaurants, attractions and natural spaces, it is with sincere consideration for each other's well-being. We invite you to join us in Asheville's Stay Safe Pledge and take the precautions necessary for all of us to stay safe and enjoy this wonderful city together. Learn More Here >>

Asheville Cares Stay Safe Pledge

Practice Patience

As many Asheville-area businesses and restaurants fully reopen, we ask for your patience and understanding. Many independent and locally-owned restaurants are working hard to hire more staff, which may cause slightly longer delays. Savor the moment and enjoy your food as you wait! Reservations are strongly encouraged at many restaurants; please be sure to call ahead to receive the most up-to-date information. We are so glad you are here, and we appreciate your patience as we get back to business! See Things to Do Asheville >>