COVID-19 Visitor Info

What to expect when traveling to Wilmington and Beaches

Wilmington and our island beaches of Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beaches welcome you to our community.  Whether you are visiting soon or planning ahead, we thank you for trusting us with your care and safety as you travel.

There are currently no restrictions or measures imposed by the State of N.C. by executive order for the general public. New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington and the beaches, has lifted all capacity restrictions, face mask mandates and social distancing requirements. Travelers are encouraged to check all state and CDC travel recommendations.

Please be aware that individual businesses and organizations may continue to require masks at their own discretion. Thank you for respecting our local businesses and adhering to their individual policies.

Cleaning/Safety Protocols

Enhanced Safety Measures for Lodging
For hospitality businesses in Wilmington and Beaches, the health and well-being of our visitors and employees is a top priority. Visitors are encouraged to contact lodging properties directly with specific questions regarding their cleaning and safety protocols.

Brand Hotel Cleaning Programs
Best Western We Care Clean 
Choice Hotels Commitment to Clean
Hilton’s CleanStay
IHG Clean Promise
Marriott’s Commitment to Clean
Radisson Safety Protocol
Red Roof RediClean
Wyndam’s Count on Us

Other Hotel Cleaning Programs
Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Other Safety Guidance Programs
AHLA Safe Stay  
Air BnB Enhanced Cleaning Initiative  
Vacation Rental Management Association Cleaning Guidelines

Wilmington International Airport Safety Measures
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is committed to making travel as safe as possible with enhanced safety measures, cleaning and disinfecting. Learn more about how ILM is going above and beyond to create a safe and healthy airport at ILM Safe Travels.

Count On Me NC

Count On Me NC

Find out how participating local businesses are working to keep people safe at Count On Me NC. Visitors can look for participating businesses on the Count On Me NC website.

Seasonal Travel & Trip Ideas

 For future travel planning, please check out our seasonal trip ideas, and experience the sights of Wilmington and our beaches by clicking the images below.

Travel safely and responsibly, and thank you for visiting Wilmington and our Island Beaches.