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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Last Updated: July 9, 2020, 10:29 a.m.

  • Julie Collins
  • 206-430-2502
  • 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?
  • No

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 2-3 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:
  • SEA provides common use kiosks; airlines also provide kiosks

  • 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?
  • No

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

  • 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:
  • they are currently allowed; potential for changing this policy in the future depending upon conditions

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

  • Provide details:
  • face coverings are required for all people at SEA

  • 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 decals and stanchion toppers appear throughout the airport (security, stores, ticket counters, etc.)

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

  • Provide details:
  • signage has been placed at all elevators

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

  • Provide details:
  • the number of riders has been reduced for shuttles and signage has been added urging physical distancing on the trains between the terminals;

  • 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 people at SEA are required to wear face coverings, unless working outside with the ability to maintain 6 feet of distance

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

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

  • Provide details
  • Port of Seattle staff complete a health survey on an app prior to reporting for work; most employers also require health screenings either on site or via app

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • enhanced cleaning in all high touch areas of the airport; medical grade disinfectants are used, over 230 hand sanitizers have been installed throughout the airport

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

  • Provide details
  • SEA already has a XOVIS system at the security check points; tests under way to use it for distancing purposes

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

  • Provide details
  • seats have been distanced and removed in dining areas and lounges; physical distancing stickers have been added to seating in common use areas; airlines are exploring adding seat stickers in some boarding areas

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

  • Provide details
  • Over 3,000 signs and decals have been added; announcements (recorded in multiple languages) are played

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

  • Provide details
  • over 230 have been installed throughout the terminal

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

  • 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?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • airport app also includes locations of all hand sanitizers

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

  • Provide details
  • all communication tools are being utilized

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

  • Provide details
  • Yes

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

  • Provide details
  • dining ordering app for all restaurants is being introduced in August

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

  • Provide details
  • Yes

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

  • Provide details
  • videos have been created