Visiting Milwaukee Safely

As destinations continue to reopen and events resume, we know safety is top of mind for travelers and event planners alike. Milwaukee's businesses and services continue taking steps to ensure public health and safety.

We at VISIT Milwaukee want to make sure all our visitors are aware of the special measures that have been put in place to make your time in Milwaukee fun and protected. As of June 1, the City of Milwaukee relaxed most COVID-19 restrictions and ended its mask mandate. 
  • Limits on gathering sizes and occupancy are lifted for businesses and events.
  • Events do not need to submit a COVID-19 safety plan to the Milwaukee Health Department.
  • Though the mask mandate is lifted, local businesses may set their own mask requirements.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals are still encouraged to wear masks and practice physical distancing.
On July 29 – in accordance with July 27 guidance released by the Center for Disease Control – the City of Milwaukee Health Department issued a Mask Advisory strongly encouraging mask use for all regardless of vaccination status. The Milwaukee Health Department encourages residents and visitors to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting Around

Whether you travel to Milwaukee by plane, train, car, or bus the following guidelines help protect our visitors and locals while maintaining operations during COVID-19. All transportation outlets may operate and shall comply with Protective Measure Requirements.

Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport remains open to provide essential air transportation services. The team at Mitchell International Airport have always placed a high priority on terminal cleanliness, and they have further enhanced their cleaning procedures. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience as America gradually reopens, Amtrak wants to reassure customers that several added cleanliness and convenience measures have been implemented. Click here to view their updates current guidelines.

The Hop
Under the new schedule, which will remain in effect until further notice, the streetcar will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with cars arriving every 20 minutes. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.
Milwaukee County Transit System
Wisconsin transit systems across the state have new guidelines to protect drivers and passengers, including new limits on rider capacity. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Ride Shares
Uber is reminding everyone who uses their service to follow advice from public health authorities. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Lyft wants to ensure drivers and riders know the best ways to help protect themselves and others when sharing the ride. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Bublr Bikes
Riding a bike is a good way to engage in outdoor activity to reduce stress, improve mental health, and boost the immune system – all while complying with social distancing requirements. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.