San Francisco Travel, the city’s official destination marketing organization, is asking visitors to commit to safe and responsible practices by signing the new “Safe Travel Pledge.” The "Safe Travel Pledge" is designed to remind people not only of what to expect when they visit the city, but what is expected of them, as well.
The 10-point pledge, launched on July 29, asks visitors to follow health and safety guidelines designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of those who have signed the pledge live in California, with 32 percent being residents of San Francisco and 21 percent located in Northern California outside of San Francisco. The remaining 38 percent who signed are located outside of California.
People signing the pledge proactively promise to abide by the following tenants for traveling and visiting safely:
- Wear a mask or other face covering when in public spaces
- Maintain physical distance from others while exploring the city
- Practice good hygiene to lower the risk of spreading or contracting disease
- Follow all local public health orders, even if they are different from the ones where I live
- Research the changes that local hotels, attractions and businesses have made before I travel so that I can be a responsible visitor
- Support local businesses that form the character and culture of San Francisco's many different neighborhoods
- Use contactless payment methods wherever possible
- Be patient with and respectful to the workers in San Francisco's hotels, restaurants and stores, who are all adjusting to new protocols and procedures
- Preserve and protect the places I visit by not littering or leaving things behind
- Lead by example and share these practices with other travelers
San Francisco International Airport offers non-stop flights to more than 50 international cities on 44 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 85 cities in the U.S. on 12 domestic airlines. United Airlines is the preferred airline of the San Francisco Travel Association.