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 Miami-Dade County Executive Order 23-20.
  • Installing protective plexiglass screens in key areas such as check-in counters, boarding gates, information counters and Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint queue lines.
  • Coordinating with janitorial partners to ensure that high traffic areas including restrooms, TSA checkpoints, international arrivals and employee areas have been deep cleaned and are frequently maintained while following best practices. 
  • Making sure high “touch-point” areas such as kiosks, handrails and elevator buttons are cleansed frequently with hospital grade disinfectant. 
  • Placing signs throughout the terminal reminding passengers, visitors and employees to practice safe social distancing and wear facial coverings. Informational signage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found throughout the airport.
  • Positioning floor markings throughout the terminals, displaying where passengers should stand to ensure proper social distancing. MDAD staff will assist in urging passengers to practice social distancing if they are waiting in line. 
  • Adding additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the terminals and near information counters, as well as key employee operating areas.
  • Increasing the replenishment schedule of hand sanitizing solutions that meet and/or exceed CDC recommended standards.
  • Dining and retail locations are restricted to 50% capacity and social distancing measures have been implemented.
  • Wear a face covering, as required by Miami-Dade County, and maintain social distancing of at least 6 ft. (2 meters) while traveling.
  • Face coverings, hand sanitizer, and gloves can be purchased at several concessions.
  • Follow the social distancing ground markings throughout the terminal. 
  • 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 to allow time for social distancing measures. 

Any individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400.  

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 public areas of MIA and is now required by most airlines to board flights.   

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: Is the airport open? 
A: We have remained open for travel and cargo operations. We recommend contacting your airline for the latest updates on your flight. 
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 to allow time for social distancing measures.

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: At this time, a negative test result isn’t required when traveling from any country into the U.S.

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.