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Please use our interactive map for step-by-step directions for navigating around the terminal. Please contact your airline directly for any flight information, baggage questions and other services. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding!

Current Airport Operations Status

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Hours of Operations

The terminal is open and operating 24/7 for essential travel. Airport entrances have limited access between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m. Employees, travelers and those with business in the terminal will be directed to doors 6 and 20 on the arrival level and skybridges 2 and 4. Departures are unaffected.

Restaurants and airlines operational hours may vary.


Face masks are required in all U.S. Airports and Washington state. Please try to maintain 6 feet or 2 meters apart when possible for physical distancing. Quarantine has been issued by the Governor of Washington for all domestic and international travel.

COVID-19 testing is not required for domestic travel in Washington state, testing is required for all international passengers coming into the U.S.


Face masks are required by airlines during the ticketing, boarding, and flight. In-flight food and beverage services may be limited.

Airport Dining and Retail

Some restaurants and retailers at SEA have impacted operational hours and temporary closures due to COVID-19 and current restrictions that are set in place by Washington State's Governor.               
Indoor dining is at 50% max capacity with table sizes of five people are allowed; they do not need to be from the same household. Alcohol sales may resume but cannot extend past 11 p.m. daily including lounges.


Normal conditions at this time. Please check with your airline on any anticipated delays or cancellations.

TSA Security and Screening

Checkpoint 1 and the checkpoint for internationally arriving passengers at the S Gates is closed until further notice. All TSA Pre✓® passengers will have to use Checkpoint 4 in the meantime.

Public Transportation

Service schedules impacted for Sound Transit and King County Metro, passengers are required to wear face coverings.

Services and Amenities

Temporary closures for Children's Play Area, SEA Visitor Pass Program, and other services until further notice due to COVID-19.

Traffic and Roadway Construction

Airport drives may have congestion at peak times in the mornings for passenger drop off and evenings for passenger pick up. Please try and use the opposite drive at these times to balance the loads and avoid traffic.

The Cell Phone Lot is experiencing high volumes on weekends and nights with the return of passenger travel, a construction project is in place for updating and improving access and safety.

Terminal Construction

The N Gates and the Central Terminal are under construction with limited gates and dining options available.

Airport Lounges

Some airport and airline lounges are temporarily closed or have limited operating hours until further notice due to COVID-19.

Terminal Trains

Please try to maintain 6 feet or 2 meters apart when possible for physical distancing. If a train seems crowded please wait for the next one as it will arrive in 3 minutes to get you where you need to go!

The South Loop Train does not stop at the B Gates train station from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. all other stations are available full time. Please use our interactive map for step-by-step directions for navigating around the terminal. For more information and other advisories please see our Airport Traveler Updates.

On-site Parking

As traveler volume increases, assure your spot in our garage with Pre-Booked Parking!

Ground Transportation

Normal Conditions

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