Travel Status Updates

With so much confusion about travel during this pandemic we thought it would be helpful for you to know what is happening here in our state and community regarding Covid-19.   We have gathered information that we hope will help to answer your questions about travelling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 
For road closures or weather related travel concerns , the local authorities of Dare County will monitor the forecasts and release information via their website ad social outlets you can find information links and helpful information on our Emergency Weather Information Page

What changes can you expect due to COVID-19 ?  

We have made adjustments to services concerning Guest Health and Safety .

You can also find answers to commonly asked questions about vacationing here on the OBX :

  The local authorities of Dare County released restricted travel into the Outer Banks and we welcomed visitors back on May 16, 2020.  Phase Two re-opening began 5:00 pm May 22, 2020. There are restrictions.  On June 24, 2020 the State of NC issued an executive order that requires the wearing of a face covering both indoors and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.   

September 4, 2020 • North Carolina will move into Phase 2.5. 

That means COVID-19 numbers are stable but we all need to continue to be vigilant in the 3 W's.
- Indoor mass gatherings can be 25 - outdoor can be 50 people.
- Playgrounds open.
- Museums & Aquariums open at 50% Capacity
- Gyms at 30% capacity

Phase 2 guidelines that didn't change:
-Restaurants and Shops are still 50% capacity.
- Masks are required for all over the age of 5 where social distancing is not possible or you are in a public venue like a store or waiting in line to get into a facility.
- Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment and amusement parks still remain closed.

Save Lives - Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Wait Six Feet apart.


We know you have a lot of questions and concerns.   Please note that social distancing and other protocols related to the Corona Virus are are put in place in place to protect the well-being of all. 

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has prepared a list of restaurants that will offer takeout and/or delivery during Phase Two restrictions.   RESTAURANTS WITH TAKEOUT - DELIVERY