Flager County Gets OK For Short Term Vacation Rentals

Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday approved Flagler County’s Vacation Rentals Safety Plan allowing bookings based on the guidelines set forth by the plan laid out by the Tourism Department and implemented by CDC standards.

“We want to build confidence in travelers and industry employees that their health and safety is a top priority,”said Tourism Director Amy Lukasik. “And, of course, we are happy for our businesses that they can re-open inat least a limited capacity.” 

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The top things both visitors and businesses need to know are as follows:

Ten (10) person occupancy cap

Reservations from International Travelers shall not be accepted, nor booking accepted


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Self-quarantining required for fourteen (14) days for any of the following visitors:

– Any guest that has been on a cruise within fourteen (14) days of booking

– Any guest that has been out of the continental United States within fourteen (14) days of booking

– Quarantine Orders for New York Tri-State and State of Louisiana Travelers – anyone traveling from the New York tri-state area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut) or the State of Louisiana are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine and reporting requirements.

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Specific cleaning protocols for Vacation Rentals are also in effect.

Pre-arrival screening of guests to include home origin in addition to the FDOH Screening for COVID-19 found here.

Maintain records of all bookings to include full name, address, email, phone number to be provided upon request by the FDOH in Flagler County or State Law Enforcement.

Display COVID-19 Warning in all vacation rental units.

Provide guests copies of the following Executive Orders:

– 2020-03 Requirements on Individuals arriving from CT, NJ, NY and LA

– 2020-82 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida (Extended by: 2020-112 Executive Order re: Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-byStep. Plan for Florida’s Recovery) 

–  2020-86 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Additional Requirements of Certain Individuals Traveling to Florida (Extended by: 2020-112 Executive Order re: Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery) 

Links to signs and executive orders are available on the Tourism Department’s website:

“We recognize the priority of keeping both our residents and visitors safe and are confident that these guidelines would allow for a safe reopening of short-term vacation rentals in Flagler County,” Lukasik said. 

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