As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Visit Albuquerque is in close contact with health and security authorities on any planned or anticipated measures that may impact travel, and we will provide updates as we receive additional information.
The health and safety of our city’s residents and visitors is Visit Albuquerque’s highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at (505) 827-0006. Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 website for details on indications and symptoms: http://cv.nmhealth.org/.
Help keep New Mexico and all of its residents and guests safe. Make the New Mexico Safe Promise today.
For additional information and resources, call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
For other current business, closure and event updates, click here.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and NMDOH on March 11, 2020, issued a public health emergency, as other states have, in order to maximize the resources available to the state in order to fight the potential spread of the virus and minimize public health risks for New Mexicans.
New Mexico has a centralized health department, making it much easier to coordinate infectious disease investigations.
Essential travel through the state is still permitted, with all of the state and city restrictions still in place for travelers. If you are traveling through New Mexico and/or Albuquerque, please follow all guidelines and respect all restrictions set by local governments. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:
Wear a mask. Under a New Mexico Public Health Order, everyone is required to wear a face covering in public in the state of New Mexico. Violators are subject to a $100 fine.
Follow healthy travel guidelines. If you must travel, the CDC recommends that travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If you are arriving in Albuquerque from out-of-state, you must self-quarantine for 14-days. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued an executive order requiring all out-of-state visitors to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department.
Plan ahead for few rest stops and potential closures. Many, but not all, rest areas in the state are closed. Gas stations in Albuquerque are still open. For a real-time map of road closures in New Mexico visit NMRoads.com.
Understand that New Mexico is in the Preparation Phase of reopening. Please be aware that the state of New Mexico is currently in the Preparation Phase for a safe reopening. As New Mexico is not fully reopened at this time please review all current restrictions on restaurants, retail and other non-essential businesses on this page.
Albuquerque is reopening, safely. If you are visiting Albuquerque, check out our Reopening ABQ page to find current things to do and places to eat.
If you are planning a visit to Albuquerque, check out our Virtual Visitor Information Center for useful and fun planning tools.
Visit CDC Travel for the latest guidance: cdc.gov/travel
Join us in making the promise to follow COVID-safe practices and keep New Mexico healthy and safe.
The New Mexico Save Promise initiative, presented by the New Mexico Hospitality Association (NMHA), invites all New Mexicans and visitors to New Mexico to make a personal commitment to follow COVID-19 Safe Practices to help make New Mexico the safest place for its families, workers, and customers. This initiative is about local communities supporting each other to ensure that all New Mexicans are self-accountable to abide by best practice safety standards. To make the New Mexico Safe Promise, visit NMSafePromise.org.
By making the New Mexico Safe Promise, you commit to:
» Use a face covering while in public
» Stay six feet from others while in public
» Stay home when sick
» Wash their hands frequently and follow recommended hygiene practices
» Participate in any COVID-19 related training made available at their workplace
As outdoor lands and some recreational areas reopen in Albuquerque and New Mexico, state officials are reminding residents and visitors to be respectful of these places and continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Learn more about Albuquerque's great outdoors and things you can do now, outside.
See outdoor recreation guidelines and restrictions here.
Visit Albuquerque is also closely monitoring updates and advice from local, state, federal and international organizations that are actively monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including: