Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Miami International Airport (MIA) has continued to be a leading global gateway and remains committed to serving its local community and passengers from around the world with industry best practices and guidelines.


The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has been adapting airport operations  to continue safeguarding our passengers, visitors and employees. Your health and safety remains our highest priority. In addition to the safety precautions we have made, travelers are urged to follow the tips below to stay healthy while visiting MIA.  

 

 

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MDAD continues to take aggressive measures to avoid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Together with our federal partners, airlines and business tenants, we have continued to implement measures for the health and safety of our passengers, visitors and employees.

  • Requiring all passengers, visitors, and employees at MIA to wear facial coverings, as stated in the Presidential Executive Order, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Protective plexiglass screens are installed in key areas such as check-in counters, boarding gates, information counters and Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint queue lines.
  • High traffic areas including restrooms, TSA checkpoints, international arrivals and employee areas are deep cleaned and are frequently maintained while following best practices. 
  • “Touch-point” areas such as kiosks, handrails and elevator buttons are cleansed frequently with hospital grade disinfectant.
  • There are signs throughout the terminal reminding passengers, visitors and employees to wear facial coverings. Informational signage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found throughout the airport.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the terminals and near information counters, as well as key employee operating areas.
  • The replenishment schedule of hand sanitizing solutions has been increased to meet and/or exceed CDC recommended standards.
  • Dining and retail locations are restricted to 50% capacity.
  • Wear a face covering, as required by the Presidential Executive Order, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The CDC recommends that you be fully vaccinated before traveling. If you’re not vaccinated, please follow their recommendations when traveling domestically or internationally.
  • Face coverings, hand sanitizer, and gloves can be purchased at several concessions.
  • Check-in online or on your phone before arriving at the airport to minimize touchpoints when going through security. 
  • Prepare to lower your facial covering at the TSA checkpoint so officers can verify your identity with your photo ID. 
  • When going through security checkpoints consider placing your phone and any items in your pocket into your bag.  
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizing stations can also be found throughout the airport.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze remember to cover your mouth with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including mobile phones. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Arrive at least two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. 

People who have COVID-19 or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should not travel, as it poses a high risk to others.

MIA Travel Tips English

 

Q: What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? 
A: The coronavirus has many different strains of viruses which cause illness in humans and animals. COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus. 
  
Q: How does coronavirus spread? 
A: The virus is thought to mainly spread person-to-person. Visit the CDC for specific details. 
  
Q: What are the symptoms? 
A: The common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. Visit the CDC website for more details.   
  
Q: Should I postpone or cancel my trip? 
A: We suggest reviewing the travel notices and potential health risks associated with your destination. 
  
Q: Are there any current travel restrictions? 
A: We recommend contacting the airline directly. For updates on travel restrictions related to COVID-19, visit the IATA Travel Centre. 
  
Q: Should I wear a mask? 
A: Yes, the use of face masks is required in all areas of MIA, regardless of vaccination per the Presidential Executive Order. We also recommend checking with your airline for their procedures.   

Q: Can I bring hand sanitizer in my carry-on? 
A: Hand-sanitizer bottles up to 10 oz. are allowed by TSA in your carry-on. 
  
Q: I’m traveling soon, has my flight been cancelled? 
A: We recommend contacting your airline for the latest updates on your flight. 

Q: How early should I arrive at the airport? 
A: We always recommend arriving at least 2 hours before a domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight.

Q: Can I have a layover/connecting flight from MIA if I’m coming from abroad?
A: At this time, only U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents are permitted to enter the U.S. from Brazil and Europe. This applies to passengers who will be connecting to another country or another location in the U.S. There are no restrictions for passengers arriving from another destination with a connecting flight from MIA. Learn more.

Q: Is a 14-day quarantine required when traveling to Miami?
A: A 14-day quarantine is not required by the CDC for either domestic or international passengers. Here's more information on precautions to take when returning from your travels.

Q: Is a negative COVID-19 test required when entering the U.S.?
A: Effective January 26, all passengers entering the U.S. will be required by the CDC to provide proof of a negative COVID test, regardless of vaccination. An exam before & after your trip can help avoid the spread of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website for more information.

Q: Is a negative COVID-19 test required when traveling outside of the U.S.?
A: We’d recommend contacting your airline directly to confirm.

Q: Is a negative COVID-19 test required when traveling domestically in the U.S.?
A: An exam before and after your trip can help avoid the spread of COVID-19. We recommend contacting your airline for their requirements. Visit the CDC website to learn about their recommendations.

Q: Where can I find a COVID test site?
A: To find a testing site near you, visit the Miami-Dade County Testing Site Finder.

Q: Is a COVID vaccine necessary for travel?
A: The CDC recommends that you be fully vaccinated before traveling. If you’re not vaccinated, please follow their recommendations when traveling domestically or internationally.