Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Information for Healthy Travel

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Information for Healthy Travel

The health and safety of residents and visitors to the Myrtle Beach area continue to be top of mind in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. 

Area hotels, beaches, restaurants and attractions are all open, though masks may be required in some indoor public spaces. 

Read more below about health and safety restrictions in place around the Myrtle Beach area and the state of South Carolina.  

Other items of interest: 

Myrtle Beach Covid-19 Protocols

Mask Ordinances

Most local mask ordinances have ended in Horry County, which includes Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach. Mask wearing is encouraged indoors, and some businesses may require employees and patrons to wear masks. Georgetown County, which includes Pawleys Island and Georgetown, continues to require masks indoors except when eating in restaurants. 


Area beaches and public beach accesses are open. Masks are not required when enjoying the beaches. 

Resources for More Information:

Hotels | Click here to see what hotels are open and explore their flexible cancellation policies. Deals on 2021 travel can be found here

Myrtle Beach International Airport | The Myrtle Beach International Airport is open. Check with individual airlines regarding flight information. 

South Carolina Department of Health (DHEC) | The South Carolina Department of Health will provide updates on any cases of novel coronavirus in the state of South Carolina. 

Centers for Disease Control | The Centers for Disease Control is monitoring the situation and encouraging common-sense hygiene practices to prevent the spread of the virus. They include:

  • Wash hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) using soap and water.
  • Avoid touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough into your elbow; sneeze into a tissue and then discard it.
  • Be aware of underlying health conditions that could make exposure more dangerous to you, including heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, and take extra precautions to avoid crowds.
  • Avoid close contact to people who are sick.
  • Wear a mask when you’re in public.