Travel Information for the Santa Ynez Valley

As of June 15, 2021, California has fully reopened. The Santa Ynez Valley is open for leisure travel.

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

California’s Department of Public Health has updated statewide masking guidance to match the CDC’s guidance, lifting California’s mask requirements for vaccinated individuals starting on June 15. Vaccinated people are able to come together without masks in most circumstances.

People who are unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors in public settings to protect themselves and others. Also, there are some settings where masking is still required for everyone, such as:

  • Public transit
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Homeless shelters
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings

See CDPH’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings to learn where masks are recommended or may be required.

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: