Check & Fly

Be prepared for your next flight by checking the health and safety measures at your departure and arrival airports.

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Miami International Airport (MIA)

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2020, 3:46 p.m.

  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

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  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)

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  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • No

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 3 hours

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • 2 hours

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • No

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  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • Yes

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  • The airports Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) units print boarding passes and bag tags. Every other unit has been disabled through out the terminal to allow for social distancing.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • Yes

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  • MIA janitorial services routinely cleans the units.

  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • No

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  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • Yes

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  • MIA has 2 international gates that have biometric facial recognition component for touchless boarding.

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • No

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?
  • Yes

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  • N/A passengers are not required to quarantine on arrival at the airport.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • No

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  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • Yes

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  • Meeters/greeters must abide by local policies to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing while on airport grounds.

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

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  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

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  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 2 meters, 6 feet

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

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  • The airport has installed floor markers in checkpoints, queuing areas, gate and ticket counters, and concessions.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

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  • Signage has been installed to reinforce distancing requirements.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

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  • Facial coverings as defined by the CDC are to be worn by all individuals on the premises of MIA.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • No

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  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

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  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • The airport has increased enhanced cleaning and disinfection throughout the terminal, to include routine touchpoint cleaning using EPA approved disinfectants. Areas include but are not limited to restrooms, boarding areas, elevators, moving walkways, trains and concessions. In addition to daily cleaning checkpoints are disinfected with electrostatic sprayers.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • Yes

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  • MIA uses SITA Queue Analyzer and Crowd Vision software to monitor and measure "safe distance" metrics per checkpoint.

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Yes

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  • Seating decals and signage have been placed in gate hold rooms, to remind passengers to practice social distancing.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

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  • Special signage package has been deployed airport wide in both printed and digital formats to reinforce distancing and facial covering requirements. Digital signage has also been deployed to promote CDC guidelines for handwashing and human interaction. Video spots are being broadcast on airport wide CNN network feed on timed rotations. Airport wide PA system plays recorded message from local official's to reinforce Emergency Order requirements.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

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  • Sanitizing stations are located airport wide for passenger use. Station locations map is available via airport website and mobile app.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • No

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  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

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  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • Yes

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  • MIA Airport Official provides turn- by-turn navigation of entire airport property. App also includes maps of amenities including special added features due to COVID-19.

  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • MIA social media and airport app are part some of the platforms used to disseminate information to local audience and traveling public. MIA has developed a communication strategy specifically for COVID information.

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

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  • Enhanced cleaning of wheelchairs before and after every use by the service providers.

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes, the airport has self-service dining options. For concessions options passengers can download the app MIA Airport Official.

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

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  • The air conditioning system uses standard filtration material on all Air Handling Units.

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

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  • The airport keeps the staff aware of up-to-date and current future measures related to COVID-19 through the intranet website, signage, and email newsletters.