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Nicole Hall

Senior Communications Specialist

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M: 858.531.2863

After hours and weekends please email or call the Airport Communications Center at 858.531.2863


San Diego International Airport Implements COVID-19 Health and Safety Modifications

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

During these unprecedented times, San Diego International Airport (SAN) has continued to adjust to the impacts of COVID-19. The airport has remained open as a critical piece of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, helping to move much-needed supplies and cargo, and assisting those with essential travel needs.

As states ease restrictions and non-essential travel resumes, SAN would like to share the modifications and protocols that have been put in place to help ensure the health and safety of passengers and employees. Health and safety measures that have been implemented in the terminals include:

  • Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces.
  • Floor decals and seat separation signage to queue the six-foot social distancing consideration.
  • Increased signage throughout the terminals that serves as a reminder to practice preventive health measures.
  • Per the California Department of Public Health, facial coverings are required for all passengers, visitors, tenants, contractors and employees while on airport property, excluding those with a medical or mental health condition, or developmental disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
  • Continued increased cleaning of high touch points.
  • PA announcements throughout the terminals that remind everyone of the facial covering and social distancing requirements.
  • Per San Diego County Health, employees are required to do a personal health screening and cannot come to work if they have any of the listed CDC COVID-19 symptoms.

“The health and safety of all who work and travel through San Diego International Airport is our top priority,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “It is in accordance with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and San Diego County Health that we’ve implemented these various modifications and protocols. San Diego will always be a desirable place to live and visit. When you’re ready to fly again, we’ll be ready to serve you.”

Travelers may visit for useful information and airport updates related to COVID-19.


San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers nonstop service to more than 70 destinations in the continental U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. In operation since 1928, the airport celebrated more than 90 years of service to the San Diego region in 2018. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has managed the airport since 2003. The Airport Authority plans for and provides air transportation services to the region with safe, effective facilities that exceed customer expectations. For more information, please visit



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