COVID-19 Travel Update

Travel Preparedness for our Visitors

The Jekyll Island Authority is actively monitoring developments and information surrounding COVID-19’s (coronavirus) potential impact on travel to and around Jekyll Island, as the health and safety of our residents and visitors is a top priority. We are continuously monitoring and participating in communications provided by Georgia state health and government officials to ensure any necessary precautions are taken.

We understand that not everyone feels comfortable traveling at this time. For those who choose to visit the island, we are committed to providing a safe environment and the health and wellbeing of our visitors is our top priority.


As you plan and embark on your travel to Jekyll Island, it is important to implement best practices and judgment to prevent the spread of illness to others. To exercise caution, please follow the CDC’s recommendations:

We encourage our visitors to help keep themselves and others healthy while enjoying our beautiful island. This means that while you are out in public, please heed public health advice to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and others through Georgia Governor Kemp’s Georgia Safety Promise, and follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by other trusted sources including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)Georgia Department of Health, and your local authorities.

Restaurant, Hotel, and Business Operations Updates

The operations listed below are subject to change. Contact individual properties for questions on any changes in operations.


All regular beach activities, including the use of chairs, coolers, tents, and umbrellas, are allowed on the beach. All beach pavilions, picnic areas, and beach restroom facilities have reopened for use.


Visitors are encouraged to check the events calendar regularly for updates as an event date gets closer.

Safety Protocols

We are taking a number of stringent precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of those living, visiting, and working on the island and have increased many of our operational protocols.

Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.