Be Scottsdale Safe

You matter to us. That’s why Experience Scottsdale is committed to providing you with accurate information about the health and safety measures in place within our community. See below for details on the ways to ensure your visit in Scottsdale is as safe as it is enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you whenever you’re ready to travel!

Safe Traveler Pledge

We are excited to welcome visitors back to Scottsdale’s sunny Sonoran Desert, and we encourage you to take this Safe Traveler Pledge, a few simple steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19. For more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services.


  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public indoor settings.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Remember to also clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, including your cell phone.
  • Whenever possible, use contactless payment methods (i.e. Apple Pay, Venmo, PayPal One Touch, etc.) for your purchases.
  • Please be patient and kind to staff at our local businesses as they learn and adapt to new procedures.

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Scottsdale Advantage
Scottsdale offers you advantages that few other destinations can match – fresh air, sunny skies and the luxury of space. From campus-style resorts to a lush Sonoran Desert landscape that’s ripe for exploration, Scottsdale is the ideal choice if you’re looking for a getaway that allows you room to roam.


What’s Open?
On March 25, 2021, Arizona’s governor allowed all businesses to resume normal operations, including hotels, restaurants, bars and attractions. Many continue to follow public health recommendations, though the protocols may vary by business. Please contact individual businesses directly if you would like detailed information on their efforts to protect you and other guests.

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Recommended Face Coverings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends face coverings in all public indoor spaces, no matter vaccination status, though masks are not mandated in Arizona. Hotels, restaurants, retail stores and attractions may require them. Please contact individual businesses directly if you would like to know more.

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Airport Safety Protocols
Your health is the highest priority at Scottdale-area airports, from the moment you land until you depart for home. Round-the-clock cleaning and sanitation protocols and social distancing markers are just a few of the steps our airports are taking to keep travelers safe. Per federal mandate, face coverings are required in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Scottsdale Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

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Travel Requirements
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires air passengers entering the U.S., including fully vaccinated travelers, to provide a negative COVID-19 test. There are no other travel restrictions or quarantine requirements in Arizona. International travelers can use the CDC Travel Assessment to prepare for travel. Find COVID-19 testing locations in Scottsdale here