Masks are Mandatory at U.S. Airports
Masks have been required at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) since May 2020. We welcome this new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that makes it federal law to wear masks at U.S. airports.
In addition to our robust Mask Up SEA campaign to provide notification of the masking requirements, these new federal mandates reinforce this important health and safety practice. We have free masks available for anyone who needs one . We aim for educational and friendly interactions with travelers like the Mask Up SEA Cart, and we have already handed out over 38,000 free masks at SEA. However, non-compliance after repeated warnings could result in citation and potential removal from the premises.
Our FlyHealthy@SEA program takes a multi-layered approach in support of the health and well-being of our passengers and airport workers, including requiring employees and passengers to wear face masks, escalating our own cleaning and disinfecting, making physical distancing possible, making space at our airport for on-site testing, and deploying touchless technologies. We look forward to working with the federal government to continue to develop new protocols and mandates that increase the safety of the air travel experience.