Travel Information for the Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley is open for leisure travel. Below you will find additional travel information for the Santa Ynez Valley.

California is fully reopen, with no capacity limits or distancing required by the State.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will rescind Health Officer Order No. 2022 – 10 effective Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in alignment with the State’s Health Officer Order.

Changes Taking Effect February 16, 2022:

  • Universal masking shall remain required in only specified settings.
  • Only unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high.

For full guidelines, visit the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance for the Use of Face Masks.

While all area businesses are allowed to be reopen fully, some have adjusted hours, or are still in the process of transitioning. Please check with individual businesses you wish to visit to confirm business hours, available services, and their individual guidelines.


For local public health information, visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department: