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COVID-19 Testing and Travel Requirements

COVID-19 and travel at SEA Airport More Information

Last Updated: Feb. 2, 2021

See what Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is doing to keep the airport safe with FlyHealthy@SEA as well as the latest information on traveler impacts at the airport read COVID-19 FAQs at SEA Airport. For any information on flight information please contact your airline directly within 72 hours of your scheduled flight.

Current COVID-19 Requirements

Face Masks and Physical Distancing RequiredTSA Mask Mandate

Quarantine Advisory and Vaccines

  • Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home and urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Vaccines are not required at this time for travel, even if you are vaccinated a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine may still be required for arrival to your location. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Washington State Department of Health's website including vaccination site locations.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Check if your destination requires quarantine or testing. Testing options are available for those who need it for other destinations or other requirements; information is subject to change due to the ever-changing nature of policies and restrictions. Make sure you check the guidance from your destination, whether international or domestic, to understand the type of test needed and time frames associated with avoiding quarantines or contact your airline with questions. Please do not travel if you have symptoms or feel ill.

Domestic Travel

Please refer to the city, county, and state's information and guidelines for more specific quarantine and testing requirements. Quarantine requirements for travelers with some exemptions for negative COVID-19 tests prior to arrival:

International Travel Requirements

Please coordinate with the embassy for more information specific to your citizenship and other personal information and view the International COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map for specific information by country. The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID-19 pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide. For emergency assistance, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate or call the following numbers: 1 (888) 407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries or jurisdictions.

For the United States:

  • CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States - Effective Jan. 26, passengers are required to test negative before departure to the United States combined with the CDC recommendations to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.

For countries outside of the United States:

Resources and Information

The CDC offer other helpful resources for COVID-19 testing, including an overview, what your test results mean, and who should get tested.

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