When Preparing for your flight,
please consider the following tips & resources:
Face masks are now optional in the airport.
The TSA will no longer enforce the mask mandate, making face masks optional at airports across the US, including at TYS.
However, it is imperative that passengers check with their airline to determine the impacts of this change. International flights may still require a mask.
Tip: Visit the health department's website of your destination city.
The website of the Health Department in the city you are planning to visit will list their recommendations and requirements.
Currently, the State of Tennessee does not have any travel restriction (no self-quarantine or testing required upon arrival).
Tip: Visit the CDC's website for specific COVID-19 questions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continuously monitors travel and offers a wealth of information on their website.
Notice: A negative COVID test is required for re-entry into the U.S.
For international travel, all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country are required to get tested no more than 3 days prior to departure and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
Additionally, please visit the US Department of State’s website where you can find travel information and advisories for the country you will be visiting.
Tip: Check with your airline to see if they have specific flight requirements.
Each airline at TYS has developed a complete listing of what is required to fly with them. To learn more about what is required by each airline and all of the things they are doing to keep their airplane clean, click on the links below:
Tip: Use TSA's 'What Can I Bring?' travel tool while packing.
Not sure what to expect at the security checkpoint? Want to bring hand sanitizer or wipes in your carry-on luggage but are unsure if they will pass through security? Visit the TSA's website for details.
TSA launched their “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign, which details proactive and protective measures they have implemented at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers and their employees by reducing the potential of exposure to the coronavirus.
enhanced cleaning procedures & Safety Measures
Restrooms are cleaned hourly with multipurpose cleaner, degreaser and sanitizer.
No-contact vapor sterilizers are used daily with hospital grade disinfectant.
Highly-used areas of the terminal building, which include but are not limited to gate seating areas, elevators, escalators, etc., are cleaned at an increased frequency.
Hand sanitizer dispensers are located in all airport restrooms, in gate areas and in baggage claim.
Plexiglass Shields have been placed at airline and rental car counters, food and concession check-out locations, and other high traffic areas.
Social distancing markers and signage will provide guidance on six-foot physical distancing throughout the airport terminal building.
Gate and lobby seating has been reconfigured to promote social distancing.
Guests are able to come inside the airport terminal building to greet their arriving passengers.