Travel Updates from SEA Airport


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is committed to your health and well-being. The pandemic forced massive shifts in our lives. You can expect things to be different the next time you travel.


FlyHealthy@SEA is our layered, comprehensive action plan to ensure your health and well-being while traveling. We require face coverings and physical distancing, boosted cleaning and disinfecting activities, and added more touchless technologies.

Washington State Travel Advisory

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington state, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.

Your Health and Holiday Travel

Forecasts predict we could see in increases in travel during the upcoming holiday season. With physical distancing and increased cleaning protocols, the airport is increasing its public information campaign and asking passengers to come prepared to comply with healthy travel measures. Stay home if you are sick, expect to wear a facial covering for the duration of your journey, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and honor physical distancing. FlyHealthy@SEA continues to prioritize traveler safety, health and well-being with protocols including medical grade cleaning, plastic protective barriers and pre-booked parking. Be informed and ready with FlyHealthy@SEA, SEA App, and these travel tips.

In case you missed it!

Social Story for Air Travel during COVID-19

This social story and resource guide are designed for traveling through SEA during a world of mask-wearing and physical distancing. It is designed for travelers with autism to repeatedly review with their family/caregivers prior to travel. Though, it can certainly be used by anyone who might find it helpful. Download the digital social story.

Travel in a New Normal

Before you take the skies, your experience at SEA looks and feels different. These are steps the airport has taken under our FlyHealthy@SEA program:

  • We doubled down on cleaning at SEA with frequent disinfection with medical-grade cleaning products. We even secured international accreditations for cleaning practices.

  • Added over 280 hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal for your use. Download the SEA App with our interactive map of hand sanitizer locations.

  • Breathe easy knowing our air filtration and ventilation system constantly circulates fresh, outdoor air through the terminal and uses filters that capture 90 percent of COVID-19 sized particles;

  • SEA launched Pre-Booked Parking as an innovation for seamless, contact-free travel.

  • Installed nearly 350 plastic protective barriers that buffer interactions between travelers and airport employees, and 8,000 signs for reminders and spacing to honor physical distancing.

  • Eat and shop with confidence because airport restaurants and retailers are also going above and beyond to protect your health and well-being.

  • Discovery Health MD opened an on-site COVID-19 testing location for non-symptomatic travel testing.

Help Stop the Spread – Passenger Actions

Passengers, employees, and the community can help stop the spread of COVID-19. We ask you to follow these guidelines to protect yourself, your fellow travelers and airport employees, including:

  • Avoid non-essential travel

  • Stay home when you are sick. And get better soon!

  • Wear face coverings to help slow the spread of germs

Practice physical distancing:

  • Maintain your distance and stay six feet (or two meters) apart from others

  • No more than four in

  • an elevator

  • Using every fourth step on escalators

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth