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.

Travel Safety

Welcome back to Pasadena. With one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, the California Golden State is officially open and Pasadena tourism businesses are ready to welcome visitors.

Visitors are still strongly encouraged to check with individual attractions and businesses for hours of operations, advanced registration requirements, and guidelines. We encourage everyone get vaccinated. They are a safe and effective way to prevent COVID. As of October 7, 95.7% of Pasadenans age 12+ have received at least one dose and 89% are fully vaccinated (Details).

Mask Requirements

Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings and businesses. Masks will also be required at all times, except for actively eating or drinking, at large outdoor gatherings of more than 10,000. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for indoor events with 1,000 or more individuals and outdoors and at outdoor venues and events with more than 10,000 attendees.


All guests are advised to call ahead to check business operations and hours. Many of our museums and attractions require reservations.

The Angeles National Forest is temporarily closed to all activity through September 17 due to an order issued by the U.S. Forest Service closing all but one of California's National forests due to the number of wildfires in the state. Please find the latest updates on the Angeles National Forest Twitter page @Angeles_NF.


With one of the nation’s highest vaccination rates and lowest case rates, nearly all of California is open to welcome visitors. There is no longer a travel advisory in effect. There is no state recommendation to test and quarantine before and after travel

Read and follow the California Safe & Responsible Travel Code