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.

MANDATORY TRAVEL POLICY

As ordered by Gov. Janet T. Mills, anyone entering the State of Maine (with the exception of those who are essential workers or those who are coming from New Hampshire or Vermont) must have received a negative COVID-19 test result 72-hours prior to arrival or be tested in Maine and self-quarantine until a negative test result is received or maintain compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine.

Sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request.

For more information, FAQs about the order, or to obtain a Certificate of Compliance, visit maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Airport closed?

No, the airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to remain open and provide air service. BGR is considered essential and remains open. In addition to domestic flights, BGR serves a diverse customer base of military, private charter, medical, and cargo flight operations. Please check with your airline (links are below) to confirm flight information before coming to the airport.

We are asking that terminal traffic be limited to airline passengers, airport and other essential employees at this time, with an exception for those who require assistance to get in and out of the terminal. If you are waiting to pick someone up, please wait in the cell phone parking area as you approach the terminal on Godfrey Boulevard. If you have any questions, please call 207.992.4600.

Do I need to wear a face covering when traveling?

Maine people are required by order of the governor to wear cloth face coverings in public. The airlines have developed their own policies.

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 ordered by Gov. Janet T. Mills, anyone entering the State of Maine (with the exception of those coming from New Hampshire and Vermont, or essential workers) must: Have received a negative COVID-19 test result 72-hours prior to arrival or be tested in Maine and self-quarantine until a negative test result is received or maintain compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine.

Sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request.

For more information, FAQs about the order, or to obtain a Certificate of Compliance, visit maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy

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.

Why is the Airport still open? Should it be?

The airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to remain open and provide air service. BGR is considered essential and remains open. In addition to domestic flights, BGR serves a diverse customer base of military, private charter, medical, and cargo flight operations. Please check with your airline to confirm flight information before coming to the airport.

I have a trip planned in the next month. Is my flight going to be canceled?

The airlines are operating on a very day-to-day basis due to scheduling changes and low passenger counts. Please check with your airline prior to your flight for information regarding potential cancellations. You can find BGR arrivals and departures here.

Allegiant

American 

Delta

United 

Are local hotels open?

Please contact a local hotel prior to arriving in Bangor (or at your destination) to ensure rooms are available and that you are following all CDC recommended precautions when staying at a hotel.

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.

Is my travel considered essential?

Questions regarding essential travel or work needs should be addressed by the governor’s office. At this time, essential workers continue to be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if they are traveling to Maine to perform essential work, or are from Maine and are traveling out-of-state for essential work and returning home. Essential workers that have not received a negative test result upon return to Maine must quarantine for 14 days when not performing essential work. And essential workers traveling to or from non-exempt states for purposes other than essential work (e.g., dropping off a child at college) are subject to the test or quarantine requirement. For more information visit the Keeping Maine Healthy FAQs page.

Do I need to be Real ID compliant to fly?

No, the Real ID waiver has been extended until October 2021. For more information about Real ID, please click here.

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 March 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 Testing and International Air Travel.

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