The Maryland Aviation Administration is working to ensure the safety and security of BWI Marshall Airport passengers and employees. MAA officials remain in close contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other business partners (airlines, concessionaires, etc.) to provide a safe environment for the airport community.
Maryland residents seeking information on the impact of coronavirus in Maryland should click here for the latest from MDH.
The latest coronavirus updates from the CDC can be found here.
UPDATE: 9/3/21 at 2:30pm
- FirstCall Medical Center is now open at BWI Marshall Airport. The facility offers a variety of medical services, including COVID-19 testing, 7 days a week. Learn more or schedule an appointment by visiting the FirstCall website.
- Contactless ordering has arrived at BWI Marshall Airport! The GateWaiter service allows passengers to order from their favorite airport restaurants and stores. GateWaiter delivery staff will bring your items to you or you can schedule a pick-up. Go to BWIgatewaiter.com or download the Grab app to check it out.
- We’re thrilled to see our airline partners offer several new routes in the month of September. Some are completely new, some are returning routes. Learn more by watching the video below or here on YouTube.
- Face coverings are required inside the airport, on board airport shuttles and aircraft. We continue to provide face coverings on a first-come, first-served basis at our Information Desks.
- COVID-19 testing is not required for domestic travel. Those entering the United States from international destinations are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 prior to the flight to the U.S. More info on this page of the CDC website.
- Please arrive early and be patient. Airport restaurants and retail shops continue to be short-staffed, at times. Fraport Maryland and the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation are hosting a job fair on September 8. More information available here.
UPDATE: 6/30/21 at 11:30am
- Even as COVID-19 protocols and restrictions are eased in many places, face coverings are still required inside BWI Marshall Airport, aboard airport shuttles and all public transportation systems including aircraft.
- Our cleaning response to the COVID-19 pandemic has received impressive industry recognition. BWI Marshall Airport is a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility. Read more in our press release seen here.
- We know many have July 4 holiday travel planned, marking their first air travel in more than a year. We remind passengers to arrive two hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic travel and 3 hours early for international travel.
- As passenger traffic continues to rise, roughly 85% of airport shops and restaurants have reopened. Click here to see the latest updates.
UPDATE: 5/27/21 at 11:30am
- Long Term Lot B has reopened. The lot is the latest airport parking to reopen. See availability and updates here.
- Passenger traffic continues to surge with passenger counts on multiple travel dates this Memorial Day weekend to be roughly 75-80% of 2019 levels. Travelers should plan to arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled domestic departure.
- Federal guidelines require face coverings be worn during your airport visit, aboard public transportation systems (including airport shuttles) and on aircraft.
- As noted above, terminal access is restricted to ticketed passenger and badged employees. Please drop off or meet passengers curbside. Our Cell Phone Lot is a perfect place to wait for arrivals. The lot is now equipped with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
- Airport retail shops and restaurants continue to reopen, albeit some have limited hours. See the latest concessions updates here.
UPDATE: 5/13/21 at 4:45pm
- While the CDC today announced changes to its guidance regarding face coverings in indoor settings for vaccinated individuals, this change does not impact those choosing to travel by air. Passengers and workers continue to be required to wear face coverings at BWI Marshall Airport. This requirement also applies to those aboard airport shuttles, public transit and aircraft. For more, visit this release from TSA.
- We continue to remind passengers to arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled domestic departure. Please plan to arrive early, especially as concessions and parking operations have yet to fully return to normal.
- Our Daily and Hourly Garages are open at special rates, while Long Term Lot A is open at its normal rate. Lot availability, plus future changes to parking operations, will be posted here.
UPDATE: 5/7/21 at 1:45pm
- Passenger traffic at BWI Marshall Airport continues to show signs of recovery. Yesterday (May 6) was our busiest day at security checkpoints since early March 2020 as TSA officers performed 21,738 security screenings. This is a 38% decline from the same day in 2019.
- As passengers return, more airport concessionaires are reopening. 71% of airport shops and restaurants have reopened with more expected shortly. Click here to see the latest updates.
- COVID-19 testing is not required for domestic travel, but health officials advise unvaccinated travelers to get tested both before and after travel. If you receive a positive test result, please cancel your travel. Testing locations in Maryland can be seen here.
- Our airline partners are rolling out a number of new and returning routes this month. See a video highlighting some of these routes below or by clicking here.
UPDATE: 4/2/21 at 3:45pm
- The CDC has updated its travel guidance for vaccinated individuals. Fully vaccinated individuals can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested before or after travel, nor is self-quarantine required after travel.
For purposes of this guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series or 2 weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. Read more on this page of the CDC.
- Non-vaccinated individuals are still advised to get a viral test prior to travel. Passengers should keep a copy of negative test results while traveling. Do not travel if a positive COVID-19 test is produced. Self-quarantining for 7 days is advised for those with a negative test after travel, or 10 days of self-quarantining for those who forego testing.
UPDATE: 3/31/21 at 1:30pm
- Due to passenger demand, we will be re-opening Long Term Lot A on April 1. The lot will be priced at its regular rate of $8 per day. The temporary Daily Garage rate of $8 per day and the Hourly Garage of $12 per day will remain in place, through April 14. Pandemic-related updates to airport parking operations will continue to be shared on this page of our website.
- Passenger traffic is expected to remain high over the next several days. If traveling, please arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled domestic departure and follow posted COVID-19 protocols as you make your way through the airport.
UPDATE: 3/29/21 at 4:45pm
- While down significantly from 2019, passenger traffic at BWI Marshall Airport has increased in recent days. Each of the 4 previous days (March 25-28) are among the 4 busiest days of the pandemic era. TSA officers at BWI Marshall Airport performed 20,270 security checkpoint screenings on Friday (March 26), the highest daily count in over a year.
- We remind passengers to arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled departure. As passenger traffic is relatively high, lines may form at high-traffic areas (including shuttle pick-up zones, airline ticket counters, security checkpoints and concessions checkout lines). We encourage passengers to continue to distance from others as best as possible.
- Health officials continue to advise Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19 upon returning from out-of-state travel. For international travelers, the CDC requires travelers to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a plane to the U.S. More info for international travelers can be seen here.
For previous (older) COVID-19 updates, please click here.
What You Can Do
- Stay home if you are sick
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds each time
- Avoiding touch your face with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes (use a tissue or inside of your elbow)
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Practice social distancing by maintain a reasonable distance (6 feet is recommended), especially if you are a higher risk of becoming sick
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- What is coronavirus?
o COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread person to person. Click here for more from the CDC.
- What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
o Fever, cough, shortness of breath OR 2 of these symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell)
- How is it spread?
o From person-to-person within a close proximity (6 feet) via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs (more here from the CDC)
- Are there travel restrictions in place?
o No domestic travel restrictions are in place. Click here for DHS info regarding international restrictions.
- I have a flight booked in 3 days, is it flying?
o Please check with your airline for flight-specific information within 72 hours of your scheduled departure.
- Will airport restaurants be open when I visit?
o More than 80% of airport restaurants and retailers are open, as of June 11, 2021. Airport restaurants and retailers may be operating at reduced operating hours and food service. More information can be found here.
- Should I wear a mask?
o A federal mask mandate remains in place for public transportation systems, including airports. More info here from the TSA and other federal agencies.