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City of SeaTac FAQs
Q: What is the best way to get from Sea-Tac Airport to our hotel?
When you step outside of the airport, follow the signs for ground transportation. From there, you can either take a taxi (approximately $40) or take the Shuttle Express (starting at $19.99/person).
Q: Are masks required in SeaTac for people who are fully vaccinated?
Seattle and King County are now following Washington state’s mask guidance, which currently says that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask in most situations, especially outdoors. There is still a statewide mask order in place for unvaccinated people ages 2 and older.
All people, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks in some settings:
- Public transportation and in transportation hubs including airports, bus or ferry terminals, and trains.
- Child care facilities, camps, K-12 schools or other child-focused settings when children are present or expected to be present.
- Health care settings like hospitals, long-term care, or doctors’ offices; correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
- Businesses and local governments can set more protective mask requirements, even though some state restrictions have been lifted. That’s why we say respect the rules of the room you’re in — the rules may change depending on where you are.
- Masking requirements may be different for your place of work than for the general public, depending on the type of work you do. Masking guidance for employers is available on the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website.
Please note: Businesses have the right to set their own rules and regulations on face coverings. We kindly ask visitors to determine and adhere to the individual guidelines of each business in Seattle and King County.
Q: Is it possible to travel to Seattle/Washington State?
Yes! Washingtonians and others who may be visiting Washington from outside the state are expected to comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance. This guidance recommends travelers delay travel until they are fully vaccinated, at which point they can travel safely within the United States.
If not vaccinated, travelers are expected to follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people, which includes testing before and after travel, wearing a mask, continuing to socially distance and maintain good hand hygiene.
Q: Is SeaTac an actual city?
A: Yes! The City of SeaTac was incorporated on Feb. 28, 1990. Located midway between downtown Seattle and Tacoma, the city's 10 sq. miles is home to about 25,000 residents. SEA Airport (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) is located within the city's boundaries.
Q: Is Seattle Airport the same as SeaTac?
A: Yes and No. The City of SeaTac is spelled without a dash. SEA Airport was formerly known as Sea-Tac Airport, with a dash. Yes, Seattle Airport or SEA Airport is the same as Sea-Tac International Airport.