Travel Advisory

This page is meant to provide you with the latest advisories to ensure that you have a safe, smooth experience in our destination.

Health Safety

We look forward to welcoming you to Pasadena. We are pleased to share that our destination has moved to the less restrictive yellow tier on Wednesday, May 5th. As long as hospitalizations continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase, all restrictions except those for conventions of more than 5,000 attendees are scheduled to lift statewide on June 15th throughout California.

We are asking all residents and visitors to continue to travel thoughtfully and safely. Non-vaccinated out-of-state travelers should follow local travel guidelines (details below). Face coverings are required in public as well as practicing physical distancing. We encourage those that are eligible to be vaccinated. Our businesses have made the necessary changes to their operations so that Pasadena can safely welcome guests. We highly recommend calling ahead of time and reviewing each business website for hours, restrictions and ticket information.

IS PASADENA OPEN FOR BUSINESS?

All guests are advised to call ahead to check business operations and hours.

  • Hotels are open for leisure visitors. Travelers from outside of the state are asked to self-quarantine for 10 days, travelers who receive a negative test are asked to self-quarantine for 3-5 days. Self-quarantine is not necessary for fully vaccinated people.
  • Restaurants may open for indoor dining (50% capacity or up to 200 people), outdoor dining, delivery and take-out services available.
  • Bars may operate with restrictions. Bars that provide sit down meals may open indoors (25% capacity or up to 100 people). Bars that do not provide sit down meals can operate outdoors (must close at 10 pm).
  • Retail businesses, including standalone grocers, may operate with modifications including physical distancing in compliance with the protocol for retail operations
  • Movie theaters can open (50% capacity or up to 200 people per auditorium).
  • Museums and gardens can open for indoor operations with modifications including physical distancing, in compliance with the protocol for museums and galleries
  • Family entertainment centers may reopen for indoor operation for naturally distanced activities (25% capacity).
  • Gyms, fitness facilities and studios can open for indoor activities (50% capacity). Masks are required.
  • Hair salons, barbershops, personal care are open for indoors.
  • City parks and trails are open for recreational activity. Eaton Canyon requires reservations.
  • Private gatherings Private indoor gatherings can occur with up to with a maximum of 50% capacity in settings where capacity limits exist or 50 people, whichever is fewer. If everyone is vaccinated, and 25 people or fewer are in attendance, face masks and physical distancing are not required. However, gatherings are not risk-free and measures should be taken to reduce risk as well as to protect high-risk individuals.

View the Pasadena Health Order for more details.

(Updated: May 4, 2021)

HEALTHY TRAVEL PRACTICES

Individuals who have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should limit their travel. All travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get a tested with a COVID-19 viral test 1-3 days before travel. Currently, travelers from outside of the state are asked to self-quarantine for 10 days, travelers who receive a negative test are asked to self-quarantine for 3-5 days. Self-quarantine is not necessary for fully vaccinated people. For more details, visit LA County Public Health Travel Advisory.

Travelers are encouraged to follow healthy travel habits:

  • Wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and others in a public setting
  • Avoid close contact with others. Keep 6 feet away from members outside of your household
  • Wash hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine and stay up-to-date on other vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick

Read and follow the California Safe & Responsible Travel Code

Activities for Social Distancing