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Travel Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST

What is the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting Alexandria?

COVID-19 is impacting countries across the world and every state in America. In order to combat the spread of the disease, Virginia is currently under a Stay at Home order until June 10, 2020. The order directs all Virginians and those in the area to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances. “Individuals may leave their residence for allowable travel, including to seek medical attention, work, care for family or household members, obtain goods and services like groceries, prescriptions, and others as outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Three, and engage in outdoor activity with strict social distancing requirements,” according to Governor Northam. To learn more, read the state’s FAQs. Read about the about the City of Alexandria’s precautions and updates here.

Are any museums or attractions closed in Alexandria? Have events been canceled or postponed?

Yes, Alexandria’s museums and attractions are currently closed. Please click on the links below to learn more from each site:  

Please confirm directly with Alexandria attractions for the latest status before visiting. For information about attraction closures and event cancelations in Washington, D.C., click here.

As a result of Virginia’s Stay at Home order and federal guidelines, events are also canceled. For information about the status of future events, visitors and residents are encouraged to check individual event organizer’s website for the latest information.

How can I support Alexandria’s local businesses during this difficult time?

Alexandria has the largest collection of independent restaurants and shops in the D.C. region. Visit our new hub, ALX at Home, to learn about creative ways local businesses are bringing their products to you so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. From curbside pickup from your favorite restaurants to virtual shopping, learn more here.  

What are the best resources for travelers?

Travelers are encouraged to monitor the following websites for the latest updates related to the coronavirus:  

CDC’s COVID-19 website

City of Alexandria’s COVID-19 website

Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 website

World Health Organization COVID-19 travel advice

U.S. Travel Association’s COVID-19 website

For questions about COVID-19, call the Alexandria COVID-19 Information Line at 703-746-4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What should I do if I am sick and suspect I am infected with COVID-19 while I am visiting Alexandria?

Visitors who think they might be sick with COVID-19, or any illness, and need medical attention, should seek care at one of Alexandria's urgent care centers or, if it is an emergency, at Inova Alexandria Hospital. If you think you may have COVID-19, please call ahead so the staff can best prepare for your visit.

For questions about COVID-19, call the Alexandria COVID-19 Information Line at 703-746-4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How can I learn about the City of Alexandria government’s preparation and response to the Coronavirus?
I am a journalist with questions about the coronavirus’ impact on tourism. Who should I contact?

All media inquiries for Visit Alexandria should be directed to media@visitalexva.com.