Traveling to Las Vegas During Covid-19: What You Need to Know Before You Go

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(CNN) — If you’re planning on traveling to Las Vegas, here’s what you need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The basics

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 to most international arrivals into the United States.

What’s on offer?

It’s America’s playground for adults, and gambling is the star attraction.

For those not swayed by the lure of slot machines and roulette, Las Vegas has become a major foodie destination. Comedians, singers and other artists have also settled there.

The lights of the Las Vegas Strip at night are a sight in themselves, and nearby desert getaways are exceptional.

who can go

There are no restrictions on domestic travel in Las Vegas.

What are the restrictions?

Unvaccinated travelers from overseas are no longer allowed to enter the United States, with some exceptions. Among these exceptions are unvaccinated children under the age of 18.

Every air traveler entering the United States needs a negative Covid-19 test result. Passengers are required to take a test within a day of departing their flight to the United States and provide documentation of their lab results. Or they must provide documentation showing that they have recently recovered from Covid-19.

The one-day window for testing applies to all international arrivals, including US citizens, and is part of a general tightening of US travel rules due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Las Vegas, along with the rest of Nevada, does not impose any testing or vaccination requirements on domestic travelers arriving for vacation from the United States or its territories.

What is the Covid situation?

As of February 12, there have been more than 504,000 confirmed and probable cases and more than 7,200 deaths in Clark County, Nevada, since the pandemic began. Las Vegas is the largest city in Clark County, which has a population of approximately 2.67 million and accounts for approximately 73% of the state’s total population.

As of February 10, the seven-day average test positivity rate was 14%, down from a peak of 42.9% on January 9.

What can visitors expect?

The state of Nevada lifted its indoor mask mandate on February 10.

At a press conference, Governor Steve Sisolak said, “The time has come for me to announce that Nevada will be rescinding our mask mandate, effective immediately.”

Sisolak said the state is better equipped to fight the pandemic, citing home testing kits and the state’s declining overall case count and hospitalizations.

You can check hotel websites – such as The Wynn and MGM Resorts – before you go to see their Covid safety measures.
Additionally, masks are still required on all public transportation and transportation hubs under US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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