Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

COVID-19 Info & Resources

The safety of meeting and convention delegates, as well as all visitors to Rhode Island, is of the utmost importance to the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB). With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting travel and tourism across the globe, the PWCVB continues to coordinate with elected officials, state and local health and emergency management agencies, the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Below you will find updates on Rhode Island's COVID-19 response and reopening efforts:

Reopening RI:

Rhode Island is currently in Phase III of its reopening plan, which allows for increased capacity for indoor dining with restrictions, updated limits to group gatherings, further reopening of businesses, and more. Detailed information may be found on Rhode Island Commerce's Reopening RI website

Masks & Facial Coverings: 

There continues to be an executive order on mask wearing. Masks or face coverings must be worn, both indoors and outdoors, whenever you are with someone who is not from your household, regardless of social distance. Exceptions to this include children under two and anyone whose health would be negatively impacted by wearing a face covering. Find tips and more info about masks here.

Travel to Rhode Island: 

***Please visit the Rhode Island Department of Health's (RIDOH) website for the most up-to-date and detailed travel information.***

Here are some travel info highlights per the RIDOH website (as of March 24, 2021):

Review the CDC’s guidance on U.S. travel if you are thinking about traveling away from your local community.

International Travelers: If you've come to Rhode Island from a location outside the 50 states or the District of Columbia (D.C.), you must quarantine for 10 days.

Domestics Travelers: If you’ve come to Rhode Island from a hot spot within the 50 states or D.C, you must quarantine for 10 days or provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken after arrival or within 72 hours before arrival. More information about quarantine requirements and exemptions for travelers arriving in Rhode Island is available here.

Rhode Islanders planning to travel to a state that requires a COVID-19 test to avoid extended quarantine can schedule a PCR test on portal.ri.gov. Test results are usually ready in two days.

If you're fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine if:

  • You've gotten a final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, that is either FDA approved or received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), at least 14 days before your last exposure or out-of-state travel and
  • You haven’t had symptoms of COVID-19 since your last exposure or out-of-state travel.

Vaccinated travelers are still encouraged get a COVID-19 test between 5 and 10 days after out-of-state travel.

Always watch for symptoms for a full 14 days after travel. If you have symptoms of COVID-19isolate at home and get tested

***Visit the RIDOH website for more details on all of the above.***

Planning To Fly Into Rhode Island?

Warwick RI's T.F. Green Airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Providence. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport has made the safety of its travelers a top priority. Before you travel, be sure to visit T.F. Green Airport's COVID-19 Travel Information page here to learn about current travel restrictions and airport protocols or download this helpful pdf. PDF File, which highlights what to expect while there. T.F. Green has recently implemented on-site COVID-19 rapid testing, with more info available here. For additional information about air travel in general during the time of COVID-19, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's website here.  

Here are some helpful links to stay current with news about COVID-19 and its effect on the travel industry: 

Rhode Island:
RI Department of Health

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

National:
Center for Disease Control

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

U.S. Travel Association

Stay safe and we can't wait to welcome you to our destination soon.

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Please be aware that COVID-19 regulations change quickly and often. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this page, however, the PWCVB cannot guarantee information or assume any responsibility for errors or omissions, or damages that may result from reliance upon information contained herein.