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San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Last Updated: Sept. 16, 2020, 7:36 p.m.

  • Jeff Rasor
  • (619) 400-2699
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

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

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?
  • Some airlines are doing temperature checks prior to boarding.Check with your airline for more information.

  • 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

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

  • Provide details:
  • Self-service kiosks are available for printing boarding passes and/or bag tags.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • No

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

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

  • Provide details:
  • Boarding gate readers allow for a touchless process.

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Biometric facial recognition, Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry and Mobile Passport are available at immigration entry points.

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

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

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

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

  • Provide details:
  • We allow them in the terminal

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Meeters and greeters are required to wear a_face covering within airport facilities and are encouraged to maintain a six-foot distance from others.

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

  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 1.8 meter (6 feet)

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

  • Provide details:
  • Floor markings are present in all airport queuing areas to promote social distancing.

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

  • Provide details:
  • Social distancing signage and floor marking are present in airport elevators.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Rental Car Center shuttle busses are limited to 14 passengers

  • 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

  • Provide details
  • All airport employees are required to wear face coverings.

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

  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Per the San Diego County Health Code, employers must co_nduct health screenings of their employees.

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • Increased cleaning o_f public touch points in_all areas including handrails, bathroom stalls, seating areas, door handles, chairs and tables, touchscreens, concessions and credit card machines has been implemented. Electro-static disinfecting and EPA-approved disinfectant is used in high touch point areas.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Airport lounges,

  • Provide details
  • Signage placed on seats in the boarding areas and baggage claim.

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

  • Provide details
  • PA announcements every 10 minutes and signage throughout the airport encourage social distancing.

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

  • Provide details
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are provided in locations throughout the terminals. Select airlines also offer hand sanitizer at their ticket counters and/or gates.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • We have medics on site. The nearest medical facility is Sharp Rees-Stealy. 300 Fir St. San Diego, CA 92101

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

  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

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

  • Provide details
  • The airport has presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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

  • Provide details
  • Please check directly with your airline. Procedures may vary.

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

  • Provide details
  • Certain dining options are equipped with kiosks that allow passengers to place their own food orders.

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

  • Provide details
  • The airport's filtration system is rated MERV-14 or better which is equivalent to 'Superior Commercial Buildings' and 'Hospital Inpatient Care'.

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

  • Provide details
  • Airport Authority staff has attended mandatory training to prevent and control COVID.