Visiting Galveston: 2021 COVID-19 Update

A Message Regarding COVID-19 and Recent Developments in Texas.

The Texas Governor has recently lifted mask mandates and capacity limits throughout the state. However, the health and safety of residents and visitors in Galveston remain a priority for the Galveston Conventions & Visitors Bureau and the Galveston Park Board.

Update From Galveston Island

  • On March 10, Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted mask mandates and capacity limits on businesses in the state.
  • On May 21, the Governor issued the following: No governmental entity, including a county, city, school district, and public health authority, and no governmental official may require any person to wear a face covering or to mandate that another person wear a face covering. Galveston’s beach parks staff will abide by this order.
  • The Galveston Park Board and Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages all visitors to follow federal, state and county health regulations to protect their health and the safety of others. Updated information can be found here. Galveston County Health District information can be found here.
  • In Galveston, private businesses including shops, restaurants, galleries and hotel lobbies may require guests to wear masks when entering their establishments. The CVB strongly encourages visitors to abide by these requests.
  • The order lifting the mask mandate does not apply to public transportation vehicles or buildings, like bus terminals. Galveston’s Island Transit riders must wear a face mask to ride.
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The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (GICVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island, Texas.