What are the cleaning procedures at SAN?
Our custodial provider is providing cleaning services 24-hours a day. They are placing an additional emphasis on public touchpoints in all areas, including handrails, bathroom stalls, seating, door handles, chairs and tables, touchscreen directories, concessions, and credit card machines. Further, in our parking lot and rental car shuttles, we are sanitizing seats, rails, and other surfaces several times daily, in addition to performing a deep clean twice weekly. We also use electrostatic spraying to disinfect and sanitize services.
What about air circulation in the terminals?
All HVAC systems at SAN were designed to meet the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers standards for ventilation for indoor air quality. Our systems meet or exceed industry filtration standards, meaning we filter the air at a recommended level between “Superior Commercial Buildings” and “Hospital Inpatient Care.” Additionally, 60 percent of air handlers installed in the airport contain ultraviolet light which provides extra protection to kill bacteria and viruses.
Am I required to wear a face mask while at the airport and on the airplane?
To keep you and those around you safe, all airport visitors, passengers, and employees are required to wear a mask while on airport property as part of a federal mandate. This federal mandate also requires masks be worn while on the airplane. Exceptions include children under the age of two and a person with a disability who cannot wear a mask. When you are eating, drinking, or managing personal hygiene you do not need to wear a mask. For information on appropriate and approved masks, please visit the CDC website.
How are wearing face masks enforced at the airport?
Our primary goal is to ensure the health and safety of the traveling public. To that end, our focus remains on mask education to ensure compliance. However, if someone refuses to comply, the Airport Authority is required to remove them in accordance with a federal mandate. Law enforcement would be engaged, as necessary, to remove individuals who do not comply with the mandate.
Can I purchase a mask at the airport?
Our concessionaires and vending machines located in the terminals have masks as well as other personal protective equipment available for purchase. The Information Desks in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 have complimentary masks for passengers.
Where can I get more information about COVID-19?
- For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
- For State of California coronavirus information, click here.
- For the Transportation Security Administration, click here.
- For San Diego County coronavirus information, click here.
- For the City of San Diego coronavirus information, click here.
Is there a self-quarantine requirement for people flying into San Diego?
Fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to get and spread COVID-19 and can travel safely within the United States. Fully vaccinated individuals should follow CDC travel guidance and are not required to test or quarantine before or after travel unless they have symptoms concerning for COVID-19 disease.
Unvaccinated individuals should avoid non-essential travel. However, if you are unvaccinated and decide to travel, you should get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before travel and get tested 3-5 days upon arrival to San Diego or your final destination. You should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. We suggest reviewing the State of California—Health and Human Services Agency’s travel advisory here for more information.
Do I have to have a negative COVID-19 test to fly?
If you are traveling domestically, you are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test unless the destination requires it, and San Diego does not. If you are traveling internationally, the CDC requires passengers flying into the United States have proof of a recent negative COVID test, or that they’ve recovered from COVID, before flying. You can read more about the requirement here. We recommend checking with the city, county, and state as well as your airline for more information on what is required.