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At the Airport

CDC requires all travelers to wear face masks while on aircraft and at airports. Know the rules before you travel.

  • Remember if you are sick, stay home and do not travel! Contact your airline regarding their re-booking and cancellation policies. See CDC’s website for when and how long to delay your travel
  • Once you arrive at the airport and exit your vehicle, start wearing your mask. This includes on shuttle buses, trams and any time you are outside your own vehicle on airport grounds. Ensure your mask fully covers both your mouth and nose and help other travelers in your party who need assistance with their masks. CDC requires all travelers to wear their masks at the airport.
  • At the TSA security checkpoint, you will notice TSA officers wearing face masks and gloves. In addition, you can expect to see acrylic barriers, social distancing signage throughout the checkpoint, regular cleaning of checkpoint surfaces and equipment, and various touchless technologies, including automated ID verification scanners at some airport checkpoints.
  • Remember to social distance (6 feet apart) wherever possible, both outdoors and indoors. There may be situations where you will not be allowed to board airport shuttles, trains, or buses due to the number of people onboard.
  • Follow signs and listen to the directions of airport, airline, TSA officials, and law enforcement. They’ve been trained in COVID-19 safety standards.
  • Practice good sanitation. Avoid touching your face, wash your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds, and always cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Review TSA's information about hand sanitizer.

*All information developed in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Last updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2021