Dublin Travel Updates

COVID-19/Coronavirus

The global COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it.

The safety of our visitors, community, and staff is the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau's highest priority, and we are confident that area businesses and attractions that are open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Face coverings are required in the State of Ohio. Some exceptions apply. See details here. 

As of May 12, retail and services were permitted to open following the mandatory operating requirements. Here is a list of all the retailers who are open for in-store shopping. See the full requirements here

Restaurants who follow responsible protocols and safety requirements were permitted to open for outdoor dining on May 15 and indoor dining on May 21. See the full requirements and guidelines here. See who is open for business here.

If you don't feel comfortable with in-person dining, carry-out and delivery are available from these restaurants

Many area attractions are temporarily closed with upcoming opening dates. All entertainment facilities including zoos, water parks, indoor family entertainment facilities, sports facilities, movie theaters, playgrounds, ice skating rinks, and more were permitted to open on June 10. We encourage you to check with individual attractions before planning your future trip.

Currently, there is a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15% or higher. Those traveling from one of the following states should self-quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel. (Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas) The self-quarantine recommendation applies to those who live in Ohio and to people who are traveling into Ohio from any of these states. 

The Dublin Visitor & Information Center (9 South High St.) is now open from 8 am - 9 pm daily. Dublin CVB Staff is available to answer any questions you may have via phone at 614-792-7666 or e-mail Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. You can also contact us via e-mail (info@irishisanattitude.com) or message us directly on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult the national and local health resources listed below as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S.

EVENT STATUS:

The State of Ohio – to help control the spread of the virus – has instituted restrictions on large gatherings. All events, concerts, and sporting events with more than 50 attendees are canceled. Many popular visitor events, including the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and the Dublin Irish Festival have been canceled or postponed.

Please refer to our event calendar for the status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently.

We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social handles for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

FAQS

IS THE DUBLIN VISITORS CENTER OPEN?

As of May 12, the Dublin Visitor & Information Center is open from 8 am - 9 pm. and is cleaned regularly. Dublin CVB Staff is available via phone at 614-792-7666 or e-mail Monday through Friday 8 am-5 pm. Please contact us via e-mail (info@irishisanattitude.com) or direct message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Prize redemption for the Fairy Door Trail and Celtic Cocktail Trail is available. Please call 614-792-7666 to arrange for a zero-contact prize pick up. 

I PLANNED TO VISIT DUBLIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES THAT WERE FOUND IN FRANKLIN COUNTY?

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult national and local health resources as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S. 

As of May 12, retail and services were permitted to open following the mandatory operating requirements. Here is a list of all the retailers who are open for in-store shopping. See the full requirements here

Restaurants who follow responsible protocols and safety requirements are permitted to open for outdoor dining on May 15 and indoor dining on May 21. See the full requirements and guidelines here. If you don't feel comfortable with in-person dining, carry-out and delivery are available from these restaurants

Travelers are welcome should they decide that a visit to Dublin is desired and in their best interests. It is likely that visitors will experience disruption to their plans due to closures or event cancellation/postponement.

Currently, there is a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15% or higher. Those traveling from one of the following states should self-quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel. (Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas) The self-quarantine recommendation applies to those who live in Ohio and to people who are traveling into Ohio from any of these states. 

Should national or local directives recommend postponement or cancellation of visits to the Dublin area, we will alert our customers and the traveling public.

WHAT ARE ATTRACTIONS, BUSINESSES AND HOTELS IN THE CITY DOING TO MAKE SURE VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ARE SAFE?

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to working with our hospitality, attraction, transportation, and other partners to provide a safe environment for visitors to the area. We are confident that area businesses and attractions that remain open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol and procedures to help limit the spread of communicable illnesses. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Any businesses opening in Ohio as part of the Responsible RestartOhio Plan are to follow these safety protocols

Most organizations are addressing the preventative measures they’ve instituted on their websites if you’re interested in learning more.

To see what is open and learn what to expect while visiting Dublin restaurants, shops, hotels, and attractions, click the Dublin Safe link below. 

While visiting Dublin's public spaces you'll find added safety precautions such as hand sanitizing stations in high traffic areas, increased safety, and social distancing signage, and additional outdoor seating near entertainment and dining areas. 

I’M PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO DUBLIN FOR AN EVENT. HOW CAN I SEE IF THE EVENT IS STILL TAKING PLACE?

To help control the spread of the virus, the State of Ohio has instituted restrictions on large gatherings. Please refer to our event calendar for the status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently.

We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social accounts for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

WHAT IS THE DUBLIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU DOING TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to growing our travel economy, however, the health and well-being of our community, visitors and staff are a priority. We are taking precautionary steps to flatten the COVID-19 curve by canceling all travel until further notice. This is being done as a preventative measure out of an abundance of caution. Our team will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with our state, city and county health officials.

Support Local: 

Many Dublin businesses are open and ready to welcome you back. Use the resources below to see who is open for business and what they are doing to keep you safe. Not comfortable visiting yet? Many restaurants are still offering curbside carryout or delivery and you can shop Dublin retailers online.