Visitor & Travel Information

Monroe County is closed to all tourists and leisure visitors

Road Closures

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a southbound checkpoint at MM 112.5 and State Road 905 (after Ocean Reef), to reinforce the County’s closure to visitors and non-residents.

Checkpoints will begin no later than early Friday morning. Only residents, property owners, and those actively involved in work in the Florida Keys will be admitted, including fuel tankers, delivery and grocery trucks.

Long delays are possible at checkpoints. Do not call 911 with non-emergency questions about U.S. 1.

Lodging

Lodging establishment are no longer accepting reservations until further notice. 

Current reservations cannot be extended. All hotels, short term vacation rentals, and other transient rentals like marinas, RV parks, and timeshares will cease renting to tourists for 14 days. 

The ban does not include rentals for military, first responders, health care workers, and construction workers actively engaged in projects in Monroe County. There are no restrictions for homeowners and second homeowners who have houses in the Florida Keys.

KEY WEST TRANSIT

Effective immediate, Key West Transit has implemented the following changes:

  • LOWER KEYS SHUTTLE reduced hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Last northbound from Caroline and Grinnell Streets 5:54 p.m.
  • Last southbound 5:34 p.m. from Marathon
  • RED & ORANGE routes indefinitely SUSPENDED
  • BLUE & GREEN operating on Sunday Schedule
  • DUVAL LOOP indefinitely suspended.

 As a precautionary measure for the health of our passengers and employees, until further notice City officials ask that citizens limit bus rides to only essential trips, such as medical needs and groceries.

Fares have been suspended. Passengers are asked to use the rear door to enter and exit the bus.  Passengers who require the use of the ramp or the bus lowered can still use the front door.

Key West Transit has indefinitely suspended in-person services at the Transit Facility on College Road. Customer Service is still available by calling 305-809-3910.

Buses are staffed with an individual who will continually wipe down surfaces.

PORT OF KEY WEST

  • Major U.S. cruise lines have voluntarily suspended operations for 30 days due to coronavirus. 
  • The port is still open for marine traffic which includes recreational vessels.
  • The Ferry Terminal in Key West is closed to incoming passengers. 

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • Key West International Airport and Marathon Florida Keys Airport are open and operational. 
  • The airports are regulated by federal rules and guidelines. 
  • Major airport hubs, like Miami International Airport, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, and more are screened before they board their flight for any communicable illnesses.
  • Individuals who are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, or other communicable diseases, are added to a CDC list. The list is transmitted to TSA so that it can be uploaded to Secure Flight. When the TSA Secure Flight vetting system identifies a CDC listed individual with a flight reservation, they cannot generate a boarding pass and the airline receives a do not board notification. This process applies to flights to, from, or within the US.
  • Restrooms at the airport are retrofitted with hands-free faucets and paper towel dispensers.

Gov. DeSantis: Travel Restriction

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-80, directing all persons whose point of departure originates from outside the State of Florida in an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York), and entering the State of Florida through airports to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

Naval Airstation Key West

  • Closed to all recreational visitors until further notice