October 21, 2020
October 9, 2020
Update on the Port's COVID-19 response
Prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was a destination for adventure and warm fuzzies. We were the bon voyage and the welcome home.
Now, we anticipate a 61 percent drop in passenger volume for this year compared to 2019.
Most passengers continue to follow state guidance to avoid non-essential travel, but when the time is right, we also know you have loved ones to visit, business to do, and trips of a lifetime to experience.
FlyHealthy@SEA is our work to ensure the health and well-being of you and airport workers.
Temporary travel restrictions remain with entry limited to U.S. passport holders and permanent residents flying into the U.S. Here is the latest international travel information you might need to prepare or plan for a trip.
Updated Sept. 2, 2020:
As the region’s gateway to the globe, SEA's 30 airlines connected to 91 non-stop domestic and 27 international destinations before COVID-19. International service is resuming, but temporary travel restrictions remain in place for U.S. travelers to Europe. Information on travel restrictions is subject to change, view the COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map and stay in touch with your airline for other policy changes.
Today, airlines at SEA are serving several routes abroad, including:
Like SEA, airlines and airports around the world are keeping you healthy with enhanced disinfection and cleaning, physical distancing and other best public health best practices like the use of face coverings.
Alaska Airlines implemented its Next-Level Care campaign. Explore Delta’s robust efforts in response to COVID-19, including temperature screening for employees. EVA Air makes masks available on all flights as well as other actions to protect travelers. Asiana Airlines designed its experience so you can travel safely. Korean Air aircraft go through a special disinfection process along with other protocols. Volaris added health and prevention measures such as providing antibacterial gel, health control surveys and taking temperatures using a remote and non-contact laser thermometer, just to name a few.
Airports worldwide have requirements and requests for passengers from face coverings and good personal hygiene to slow the spread of germs. For example, Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul has three-stage temperature checks for departing passengers and provides more robust screening to those traveling to the U.S. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is implementing a robust program that encompasses frequent cleaning, physical distancing and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the terminal.
Once international travelers arrive at SEA, your experience will look and feel different. Screening is performed by federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The international arrivals process changes frequently and may be slightly different for every passenger depending upon their itinerary or health status. However, every passenger entering the U.S. at SEA goes through the three steps below.
It is recommended that travelers voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days after traveling.
Beyond the screening process, SEA took actions to protect you at our airport, including:
FlyHealthy @ SEA will continue to evolve as travelers return to the airport. Thanks to all employees and travelers that are working to protect the health each other — we’re in this together and we will get through it.
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