COVID-19 Safety Information

The Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key Area is open for visitors. Please practice CDC guidelines while visiting our destination.


For more COVID-19 resources please visit the Mantee County COVID-19 Information page


Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is committed to meeting all CDC social distancing reccommendations and is making cleanliness their top priority. Please visit their non-stop flights page for routes that are currently operating to SRQ airport. 

Updated January 25th, 2021

The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) is committed to the safety of its visitors, partners and community. We ask that all visitors and locals of the Bradenton Area follow health and safety recommendations from health professionals. We are monitoring the situation closely and are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. For conditions on the State of Florida, please visit the Florida NOW page on Visit Florida’s website. 

The Centers for Disease Control has issued new face mask guidance and is asking people to wear masks when out in public. To learn more about face mask coverings, please visit the CDC’s website

The CDC encourages to practice social distancing when out in public places. Here is more information about practicing social distancing.


Beaches, Parks & Preserves

As of Monday, May 4, 2020, Bradenton Area beaches are open. 

For more information, please visit Manatee County Parks & Preserves Closures Due to COVID-19.

Per a federal Executive Order, masks or face coverings are required on all federal sites, including DeSoto National Memorial in Bradenton. 


Travel Restrictions & Accommodations 

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Executive Office of the Governor Ron DeSantis have approved the Manatee County Vacation Rentals Plan for Phased Opening, effective immediately. The plan will be reviewed at least bi-weekly and updated as necessary so please check back often.

To read the approved plan in its entirety, please click here.

Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​. 



Beginning June 6th, the Anna Maria Island Trolley will return to its normal schedule including evening service.


Restaurants, Bars & Retail

Effective September 25, 2020 all establishments are allowed to open at full capacity while maintaining adequate sanitation practices.


If you are a resident looking for information about government facility closures, please see Manatee County’s COVID-19 information page

If you are a member of the Bradenton Area tourism industry, please see our industry resources page.