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TRAVEL UPDATES & RESOURCES ON COVID-19

Updated: March 23, 8:00 AM

The Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau is actively monitoring developments surrounding coronavirus. The health and safety of our visitors and residents is our highest priority and this page will be updated regularly to provide you the latest information about travel to Kansas City, KS.

 

Guidance for travelers

GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELERS
Find the latest information regarding travel and tips from the CDC
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Local Information

LOCAL INFORMATION
Find the latest information on local travel advisories & confirmed cases
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Cancellations & Postponements

EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
Several of our events and attractions have been affected by COVID-19
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RESTAURANTS
Many local restaurants are offering takeout and delivery
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Covid-19

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELERS

At this time, there are no domestic federal restrictions for travel within the United States. However, health officials encourage the public to reconsider non-essential travel at this time. We encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance, and to make fact-based travel decisions. Travelers should observe safe travel habits as outlined by the CDC.

  • Avoid large gatherings

  • Practice social distancing

  • If you're sick, stay home

  • Practice good hygiene, including washing hands frequently, and avoid touching your nose, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands at all times

  • If you feel ill, call your healthcare provider and stay home until you receive additional instructions from his or her office

  • Cover coughs with a tissue or your sleeve

LOCAL CASES

LOCAL TRAVEL ADVISORIES

  • On March 21, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas; Johnson County, Kansas; Jackson County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri have announced a stay-at-home order beginning Tuesday, March 24 through April 24. It directs residents to stay at home except for essential needs.  

  • On March 17 as of 12:01 a.m., the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas; Johnson County, Kansas; Jackson County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri agreed to implement measures to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions for 15 days. Exceptions are delivery, pickup and drive-through service. The jurisdictions will revisit the decision on April 1 with an evaluation of conditions at that time.  Click here for the Emergency Health Order  Many of our restaurants are offering takeout and delivery, click here for an updated list.

  • On March 17 as of 12:01 a.m., the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas; Johnson County, Kansas; Jackson County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri have decided to ban public gatherings of more than 10 people. Exceptions include governmental and judicial functions, healthcare facilities, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals.  Click here for the Emergency Health Order

  • On March 15, under the authority of Mayor Lucas's State of Emergency proclamation, and per new CDC guidance, no events or gatherings with 50 or more attendees will be allowed in Kansas City, MO for the next eight weeks.

  • On March 13, the Unified Government serving Wyandotte County declared a state of emergency for Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County, Kansas.  This allows local officials to more easily access the materials and resources needed to effectively control the spread of COVID-19.  This declaration does not restrict travel in Kansas City, KS, but officials strongly recommend that you avoid large crowds, practice social distancing and observe good social hygiene.

  • On March 13, Johnson County, Kansas has issued a state of emergency restricting public gatherings of more than 250 people.

  • On March 12, the State of Kansas issued an emergency declaration in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria.

  • On March 12, the city of Independence, MO issued a state of emergency.

CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS
Local tourism businesses are following guidance from local health officials and are taking precautions to keep guests safe.  Several attractions, events and activities are being closed, canceled or rescheduled.  We encourage you to call ahead to confirm the status of hours and availability.

RESTAURANTS
Dining establishments are limited to delivery, take out and drive-through orders only, click here for an updated list.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

U.S. Travel Association