As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into the summer months, the Port of Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport have launched a multi-phased strategy to help keep passengers and workers safe during this historically busy travel season. The following information has been provided by the Port of Seattle.
Safety and well-being come first at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and working closely with our partners, we are committed to keeping our family — you, our employees, and our community — safe.
Right now, our airport continues to operate with just 10 percent of our usual passenger volume. Most passengers continue to follow state guidance to avoid non-essential travel, actions that help us maintain the health and safety of those performing essential tasks.
We are looking forward to the gradual easing of travel restrictions as our region and country stop the spread of COVID-19. We are using this time to prepare for the next phase of re-opening our economy and getting ready for higher volumes of activity at the airport.
FlyHealthy @ SEA is a multi-phased strategy to ensure the health and well-being of passengers, visitors and workers.
- Read the FlyHealthy@SEA weekly update for May 22, 2020
- Explore the weekly dashboard of airport traffic to track economic recovery
- Read COVID-19 Status Updates at SEA Airport
- Read COVID-19 FAQs at SEA Airport
Information changes rapidly. Keep up with us on social media with #FlyHealthySEA. Our customer care team is here to answer your questions. Tweet or DM us with a question.
Preparing to Travel — Recovery Ready
We took immediate actions. The next time you visit SEA, your experience will look and feel different, including:
- Passengers, visitors, and workers are required to wear face coverings in the public areas of SEA
- Signage for reminders and spacing to honor physical distancing
- Plastic protective barriers that buffer travelers and airport employees
- Frequent disinfection with medical-grade cleaning products
- Added 250 hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal for your use. Download the SEA App with our interactive map of hand sanitizer locations.
We will reconfigure spaces to support physical distancing in queues, seating areas, and while moving through the terminal by June 1. We will have a plan to implement temperature checks for departing domestic and arriving international passengers by June 9.
This is just the beginning. We are hard at work planning for a busier terminal and better times ahead.
FlyHealthy @ SEA by the Numbers
- Installed 100 percent of 240 interim signs
- Deployed 100 percent of 450 interim floor markings for physical distancing
- Deployed 75 percent of 800 permanent floor markings for physical distancing
- Installed 45 percent of 178 plastic protective barriers that buffer interactions between travelers and airport employees
- 5,720 hours spent cleaning and disinfecting the buses and terminal at SEA each week, 85,800 total hours since February
- Spritzed, sprayed, and dispensed 706 gallons of hand sanitizer, over 4,200 ounces of disinfecting spray and 700 containers of sanitizer wipes in response to COVID-19
- Added 250 hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal
Last updated on May 22, 2020
Help Stop the Spread — Passenger Actions
We’re in this together. We ask you to follow these guidelines to protect yourself, your fellow travelers, and airport employees, including: