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.


  • Have a face mask handy based on your personal preference and in case of requirements.
  • Get tested if you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to the virus at free sites throughout the Scottsdale area.
  • 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 based on personal preference and personal level of risk. Masks are not mandated in Arizona, but hotels, restaurants, retails store and attractions may encourage or 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.

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Travel Requirements
There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements in Arizona. Pre-departure testing is no longer required, but non-U.S. citizens visiting the U.S. must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they meet criteria for an exception. International travelers can use the CDC Travel Assessment to prepare for travel.

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COVID-19 Testing
If you are in need of a COVID-19 test while in Scottsdale, most pharmacies and grocery stores offer free testing; the Arizona Department of Health Services maintains a list of such sites. The city of Scottsdale has information on additional sites throughout the city. Embry Health and Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health also provide free testing.