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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.

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UPDATE: 3/20 at 4:45pm

- A number of airport restaurants and retail shops have changed their hours of operations of availability or food service. More information can be found here. This link will update, as needed.

- Effective this evening, there will be a reduction in the number of access points to the BWI Marshall Airport terminal building. Some vestibules will be closed on both the upper and lower levels of the terminal building. Signage will be posted on impacted doors directing passengers to the nearest available vestibule.

UPDATE: 3/19 at 3:55pm

- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Transportation to restrict access to the BWI Marshall Airport terminal to ticketed passengers and employees only.

Exceptions will be made for visitors assisting passengers with disabilities.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police will strictly enforce this policy, effective immediately. Read more here.

- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is suspending operations at the Trusted Traveler program enrollment center on the lower level of our International terminal. This change is in effect until at least May 1, 2020 and is intended to minimize the exposure of CBP staff and the public to COVID-19. Enrollment on Arrival will remain operational. More info here.

- A temporary change has been made at the BWI Marshall Airport Lost and Found office. Until further notice, the office is open only between 10am-2pm on Mondays and Thursdays. No walk-ins, appointments are required. Additional info here.

UPDATE: 3/18 at 1:45pm

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on March 17, 2020 that the public should avoid unnecessary travel. Visits to the BWI Marshall Airport terminal should be limited to passengers that are traveling and airport employees. The terminal will be closed from 11 PM to 4 AM each day, except for ticketed passengers and airport workers.

- The following changes to airport parking services are effective March 18, 2020 at 2pm.

  • Long Term Lots A and B, Express Lot and Valet Parking are closed.
  • Daily Garage remains open at a reduced rate of $8.00 per day (regular Long Term rate).
  • Hourly Garage remains open at regular rate.
  • Shuttle bus service will continue to ALL parking lots for all returning passengers.
  • For social distancing, shuttle bus passengers are asked to enter/exit using rear doors of all shuttles. 
  • Amtrak/MARC shuttle service continues on current schedule, but schedule adjustmens may be implemented in the future.

UPDATE: 3/16 at 4:30pm 

What We Are Doing

- Increased custodial staffing
- More frequent and thorough cleaning of high-traffic areas
- Using hospital-grade disinfectants
- Distributing CDC handouts at our Information Desks
- Promoting social distancing, including asking those picking up passengers to utilize our Cell Phone Lot
- Encouraging use of our Restroom Alert system, with signs in every public restroom allowing guests to self-report restroom issues
- Adding signage to restrooms with information on coronavirus symptoms and how to reduce its spread
- Working with our business partners (airlines, concessions, etc.) to help ensure the health and safety of all in the airport community

 

What You Can Do
- Stay home if you are sick Coronavirus protection tips from CDC
- 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

FAQs

- 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
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- 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.

- Will the airport shut down?
o BWI Marshall Airport remains open. A number of measures have been implemented to help ensure the safety of airport passengers and workers.

- Will airport restaurants be open when I visit?
o Airport restaurants and retailers are open, for the most part, but with reduced operating hours and food service. Full service restaurants may have their seating areas closed, but still offer carry-out options.

- Should I wear a mask?
o No, the CDC advises against this. Specifically, a mask should only be worn by those who don't feel well.