Panama City Beach Short-Term Rentals to Reopen on May 19

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Panama City Beach Short-Term Rentals to Reopen on May 19

-Bay County Executes Full Phase 1-

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2020 – Bay County’s safety plan has officially been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, allowing visitors to occupy short-term vacation rentals in Panama City Beach starting on May 19th. On Friday, May 15th, Governor Ron DeSantis requested that Florida counties each submit a safety plan to reopen vacation rentals in their communities.

Panama City Beach also began executing full phase 1 on May 18th, allowing 50% occupancy in restaurants, museums, libraries and retail stores. In addition, gyms and personal services such as hair salons are now open, and sports facilities can hold practices. However, amusement parks and attractions must submit safety plans to receive endorsement from local officials in order to reopen.

“Panama City Beach will be implementing new practices and precautionary measures moving forward to ensure that everyone traveling to the destination will do their part in the recovery effort,” says President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “While challenging and unprecedented, we ask that our visitors continue following safety and health precautions from the CDC, not only to safeguard themselves and their families, but also to protect locals and fellow visitors.”

Social distancing protocols will continue to be enforced, including maintaining group size to under 10 individuals and having a six-foot separation between groups. For more information regarding protections, visit

For a graphic of the safety plan, visit

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.

Panama City Beach Short-Term Rentals to Reopen on May 19

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