Arkansas Travel Advisory

The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Arkansas and is following the lead of the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) and state health officials. The health and safety of our residents and our visitors is our top priority. For those who choose to travel inside the state of Arkansas, our industry is taking steps to ensure safe spaces during this time. We have updated attractions to show if any are temporarily closed.

All visitors and residents should adhere to the following recognized healthy habits as directed by the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC).

  • Wash hands often
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Be aware of latest travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. State Department

May 8, 2020 Update

Restaurants: Beginning May 11, restaurants are allowed to reopen for dine-in services with restrictions. We are maintaining a list of restaurants open for dine-in here. Many restaurants are continuing to offer to-go, curbside service and delivery.

Hotels: A new Executive Order (E.O.) ended restrictions on out-of-state recreational travel effective May 5 and established a new, 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from areas identified as “hot spots” by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) in Executive Order 20-25:

  • State of New York,
  • State of New Jersey,
  • State of Connecticut,
  • City of New Orleans, and
  • All International Travel

ADH will monitor reported COVID-19 cases throughout the nation and will update this list as necessary. Any updates will become the mandatory list under E.O. 20-25 

  • Quarantine Requirements: Individuals under quarantine must strictly limit their movements and remain in their place of lodging except to receive medical care. Specific directions have been provided by ADH here.

Theaters, museums, arenas and other indoor venues:

Effective May 4, 2020, large outdoor venues may open with restrictions, such as maintaining social distancing, following disinfecting protocols and providing hand sanitizer stations.

Effective May 18, 2020, large indoor venues may open with restrictions, such as maintaining social distancing, following disinfecting protocols and providing hand sanitizer stations.

We will continue to post updates as they are available.