As of June 17, Walla Walla County remains in Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Phased Approach to Recovery, which allows for essential travel and travel only for activities permissible under Phase 1 and Phase 2. Travelers from outside of the immediate area are discouraged from visiting Walla Walla County during Phase 2, and are reminded by the Washington State Secretary of Health that “staying home is still safest,” and to “stay local” when venturing out. Visit Walla Walla looks forward to welcoming guests from outside the area once non-essential travel is not only permissible in Walla Walla County, but also in the traveler’s county of origin. In the meantime, it’s not too early to start planning your future Walla Walla getaway, and when you do travel we encourage all visitors to follow these guidelines:

Know before you go: Check the Business Updates resource page of the website to see current hours, operations, and updates from local restaurants, wineries, accommodations, shops, and activities.

Proper pandemic etiquette: This includes taking necessary precautions to protect yourself and being respectful of the health and safety of Walla Walla residents. Please follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask or other face covering around others, maintain appropriate social and physical distancing, wash hands frequently, and make plans to visit at another time if you have any signs of illness.

Enjoy peace of mind: Your health and safety are important to you, and they are important to us. That’s why more than 80 local businesses have voluntarily taken the Peace of Mind Pledge to meet or exceed industry best practices with regard to health and safety. It’s our way of giving you one less thing to worry about, while keeping you – and us – safe in the process.

Have fun: We are all eager to travel after months of isolation and stay-at-home orders. A safe, healthy, and enjoyable visit starts and ends with a responsible visit. Use common sense, avoid situations that might put you or others at increased risk, be mindful of local rules and restrictions, and please be respectful of the community and the environment. 

When the time is right, we are as eager to welcome you to Walla Walla as you are to visit. Until then please stay safe and healthy.