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COVID-19 Travel Information

Pierre is ready and waiting to welcome visitors to our community. It’s the ideal destination for wide-open spaces, and our outdoor resources and activities provide the ideal opportunity for a clean, healthy and safe getaway.


Events in the area are changing frequently! We are doing our best to make sure our information is accurate and up to date. Please be sure to check the Community Calendar before your trip for Pierre are events.

Local businesses are open and ready for visitors. Although masks are not required statewide, some businesses may require them in their facilities. Please make sure you have PPE with you when you come to visit. For a list of our local retail shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and more, please visit the Member Directory.


South Dakota does not have any travel restrictions in place, but the health & safety of our visitors, residents, and tourism businesses is our top priority. The South Dakota tourism industry has implemented hygiene, health, and safety protocols to keep you and your families safe while you are visiting.

Some trip routs through tribal lands may be closed and alternative routes needed. Check safetravelusa.com/sd or call 5-1-1 for up-to-date road information. In addition, the South Dakota Department of Tourism has created a document with access to maps of documented tribal checkpoints and visitor information. (The number of checkpoint locations may change at any time. The document will be updates as the department receives information.)