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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2020, 3:07 p.m.

  • Emily Nipps
  • (813) 520-7793
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

  • Weblink to the health declaration form

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

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form

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

  • Please provide details and/or supporting weblinks

  • Are passengers required to carry a test certificate?

  • 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?
  • 2 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)?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Those picking up or dropping off passengers should not enter the Main Terminal; instead they should use the Cell Phone Lot or stay in their vehicles in the Short Term Garage unless they are assisting unaccompanied minors, passengers with disabilities, or others who need assistance.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

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  • Those picking up or dropping off passengers should not enter the Main Terminal; instead they should use the Cell Phone Lot or stay in their vehicles in the Short Term Garage unless they are assisting unaccompanied minors, passengers with disabilities, or others who need assistance.

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

  • Provide details:
  • Varies by airline

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

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  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • Yes

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  • Passengers can scan their own boarding passes at TSA checkpoints.

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • No

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  • 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.?

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  • 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?
  • No

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  • 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?
  • 1.8 meter (6 feet)

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

  • Provide details:
  • Thousands of ground markings and signs are in place to give guidance on six-foot distancing at ticket counters, boarding gates, shuttles, SkyConnect, concessions counters, US Customs, and other common areas.

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

  • Provide details:
  • Passengers asked to maintain social distancing throughout the airport.

  • 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

  • Provide details
  • Yes

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

  • Provide details

  • 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.?
  • TPA has employed additional cleaning staff, using cutting-edge disinfection applications and products on surfaces, hand rails and elevator buttons, and adding more hand sanitizers throughout the Airport. Plastic or acrylic shields have been installed in key high-traffic areas, including ticket counters, TSA security checkpoints, boarding gate and concessions counters.

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

  • Provide details

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

  • Provide details
  • Seating has been reduced, blocked off or spaced apart in places like gate areas, dining areas, work stations and Main Terminal greeting sections to promote distancing.

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

  • Provide details
  • Yes

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

  • Provide details
  • Hand sanitizers located throughout the airport

  • 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

  • Provide details
  • Delta Air Lines and American Airlines apps among others provide TPA wayfinding maps. Wayfinding kiosks located in Main Terminal.

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

  • Provide details
  • TPA provides regular updates on our social media channels:https://twitter.com/FlyTPAhttps://www.facebook.com/FlyTPA

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • No

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

  • Provide details
  • Grab and go options available at most open restaurants and news stands.

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • No

  • Provide details