Traveler Info SignageAs the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve at an hour-by-hour pace, the Explore Asheville team is focused on curating and sharing resources to help industry partners navigate the challenges brought about by the pandemic. We will continue to pass along guidance and information from trusted sources as we discover it.

As always, the health and safety of the people who live, work, and visit here is our top priority. 


Important Notice

On March 25, Buncombe County issued a Supplemental Declaration of a Local State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, and in response to the declaration of emergency issued by the State of North Carolina. Also issued was Interpretive Guidance for following the order.

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order took effect March 26, at 8 p.m. and expires at 6 a.m. on April 9, unless extended by officials. It prohibits leisure and recreation travelers from visiting Buncombe County or be subject to a quarantine for the duration of their stay, up to 14 days, even if the 14-day period extends beyond the duration of the declaration.

Non-compliance with this declaration is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

>>Click here to download the Traveler Advisory sign shown on this page.


Coronavirus Resource Pages

We are continuing to provide tools and information for tourism partners. Please check these pages frequently:


Coronavirus Partner E-Alerts [Archive]


COVID-19: Got Questions?