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COVID-19 and travel at SEA Airport More Information

Screening During COVID-19

TSA Officers wearing face coveringsBelow are some adjustments TSA has made at security screening checkpoints in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more information is available at

  • Travelers may wear a face-covering during the screening process, but a TSA officer may ask you to adjust the face-covering at any point during the screening process.
  • Please maintain 6 feet apart for physical distancing while waiting in the queue.
  • TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice.

Checkpoint Hours of Operation

For international travelers, the Federal Inspection Checkpoint at the South Satellite is closed. All international arriving passengers will exit, check luggage, and go through screening at the main terminal. Please use our interactive map for step-by-step directions for navigating around the terminal and for more information and other advisories please see our Airport Traveler Updates.

Security Checkpoint MapTravelers can access ALL gates from ANY checkpoint. Passengers should arrive two hours before domestic travel and three hours before international travel. There are five main checkpoints at SEA Airport featuring general, premium, CLEAR, TSA Pre✓®, and ADA-friendly screening.

TSA General and TSA Pre✓®  screening hours are subject to change based on operational needs. All checkpoints are open daily operational hours are subject to change based on TSA operations, closure times are evaluated daily. SEA Staff will help guide you to the best checkpoint.

To see the TSA Pre✓® Checkpoint Schedule and when lanes are open at SEA Airport, please refer to TSA's website. All checkpoints are ADA accessible. For live checkpoint wait times download the flySEA App!



Screening Types Available

Checkpoint Operating Hours

Checkpoint 1


Checkpoint 2

CLEAR and General Screening

4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Checkpoint 3

CLEAR and General Screening

CLEAR: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General: 24 hours

Checkpoint 4

CLEAR and TSA Pre✓® Screening

4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Checkpoint 5

CLEAR, Premium, and General Screening

4 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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