Bangor International Airport and the City of Bangor are working to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding travel and COVID-19. For more information, we recommend you visit https://www.maine.gov/covid-19.

DOMESTIC TRAVEL POLICY

As of May 1, 2021, Maine moved to an “all states exempt unless specified” model. This means that travelers coming to or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative test unless coming from a non-exempt state.

For more information on Maine’s travel requirements, click here.

Traveling to another state? Visit the CDC’s Travel Planner site to learn more about COVID-19 travel restrictions, guidance, and resources in your destination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to wear a face covering when traveling?

TSA requires individuals to wear a mask at TSA airport screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation systems. This requirement will remain effective until Sept. 13, 2021 per federal mandate. For the complete TSA news release, click here.

Effective immediately due to new CDC guidance, masks do not have to be worn when OUTSIDE on airport property. This includes:
• Employees working ramp and street side operations
• Passengers, pilots and crew when OUTSIDE the terminal buildings
• Passengers and employees in parking lots and in front of terminal spaces
Masks must still be worn indoors by all employees, passengers, crews, and visitors even if you are fully vaccinated.
The CDC continues to recommend that people who are not fully vaccinated wear to protect themselves and others, particularly when in the presence of others.
For more information, see the latest from the CDC.

Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in the airport and failure to comply may result in remove and denial of re-entry. Refusing to wear a mask in the airport is a violation of federal law; individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.

For the most up-to-date airline-specific COVID-19 guidelines, please visit their websites.

Allegiant

American 

Delta

United 

Are passengers arriving at BGR required to be quarantined or given a medical exam when they arrive?

BGR is not a medical screening site for COVID-19, however there are testing sites available nearby. Please visit the CDC website by clicking here for more information.

As of May 1, 2021, Maine moved to an “all states exempt unless specified” model. This means that travelers coming to or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative test unless coming from a non-exempt state.

For more information on Maine’s travel requirements, click here.

Where in Maine can I obtain a COVID-19 test?

Under a partnership between Maine DHHS and health care organizations, drive-through and mobile testing has greatly expanded throughout Maine.

To search for a testing site near your destination, visit get-tested-covid19.org.

Can I go inside the airport to pick up a family member who has traveled?

Only if the passenger you are picking up requires assistance. At this time, we ask that you stay in your vehicle when picking up a passenger from the airport. While waiting, you are welcome to park in the short-term parking lot and wait for the passenger to come outside. You also can wait in the Cell Phone Waiting area located on the right as you approach the BGR terminal on Godfrey Boulevard. These spaces are limited and should be used only for a short amount of time. We appreciate your patience and understanding of our efforts to minimize exposure to staff and allow passengers to get in and out of the airport in the safest environment possible.

Can I spend the night in the terminal?

No, we will not allow passengers to stay on-premises at this time. Outbound passengers should arrive no earlier than 2 hours prior to their scheduled flight time, and incoming passengers should have arrangements to leave the airport as soon as possible upon their flight’s arrival.

Do I need to be Real ID compliant to fly?

No, the Real ID waiver has been extended until May 3, 2023. At that time, you will need to be Real ID compliant if traveling only with a State of Maine ID or Drivers License.  Visit the Real ID website.

Have there been any changes to TSA regulations?

Yes. For more information, visit the TSA website.

What is the airport doing to protect passengers?
  • Fogging of all public spaces and employee areas is occuring on at least a daily, if not more frequently, basis.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at busy locations.
  • All restroom soap dispensers are using antibacterial soap.
  • Cleaning measures have been increased. All surfaces that are frequently touched (door handles, push plates, sink handles, etc.) are being disinfected more frequently.
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed in areas with customer contact.
  • All employees have been briefed and are to use provided PPE to help protect and prevent any potential spread.
  • We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and are compliant with industry standards regarding this, and all, issues of concern.
  • Airport staff has moved to a digital morning briefing until further notice.
  • In an effort to protect the health and safety of our military troops, as well as that of members of The Maine Troop Greeters, troop greeting at Bangor International Airport has been stopped until further notice. We regret this change, but we are in unprecedented times that call for us all to take our social responsibility seriously.
  • The Refueler Pub is currently closed.
  • The Highlands Cafe is providing take-out service.
  • The post-security Cafe is providing pre-packaged snacks and bottled drinks only.

AIRLINE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

**All airlines are now requiring face coverings. For more information on the type of face coverings allowed please visit the airline’s sites directly. Please also be advised that policy and schedule changes can occur quickly under the current circumstances. Please consult with your airline directly if you have questions about your scheduled flight.

Allegiant Air

All customers are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times when traveling to help protect them and those around them.

  •  Allegiant has begun providing customers with a complimentary health and safety kit upon boarding.  Each kit includes a single-use face mask and two sanitizing wipes. for more information on how we are keeping passengers safe visit our Going the Distance for Health and Safety page.

American Airlines

For the most up to date coronavirus information please visit the American Airlines Travel Update page.

When you check-in you’ll be asked to confirm you’ve been free of COVID-19 symptoms for the past 14 days. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

A face covering is required while flying on American, except for children under 2 years old. If you decline to wear one, you may be denied boarding and future travel on American.

Delta Airlines

Delta will resume service at BGR on March 2, 2021 with non-stop service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Delta has put in place more than 100 protective measures to ensure a safe travel experience for customers and employees through the Delta CareStandard. Some of these layers of protection include:

  • Requiring face masks throughout the travel journey at the airport and on board.
  • Changing high-grade HEPA air filters on aircraft twice as often as recommended, which extract more than 99.99% of particles, including viruses.
  • Sanitizing the aircraft before every flight, every day and at all the airports Delta serves in the U.S.
  • Blocking middle seats and limiting capacity through April 30, 2021, ensuring more space on board.
  • Boarding back to front to reduce touchpoints.
  • Launching an unprecedented employee COVID-19 testing program, including a rapid-response option for flight crews.

For more information, visit delta.com.

United Airlines

United Airlines is now requiring all customers over the age of 2 and employees to wear a face-covering on board. For more requirements and information visit United’s What to Expect When You Fly page

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the CDC has issued an Order requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test for all air passengers entering the United States.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

For more information on travel and testing, visit the CDC Travel site. For specific information regarding international travel, click here.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

STOPING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

We are receiving frequent updates as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor this evolving situation. We will continue to provide new information to the community as things change. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml