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

(Effective 10/21/2022) The community transmission rate in Penobscot County is medium. Masks are currently recommended, but not required.

Check with your airline regarding their mask policies prior to travel.


Maine no longer requires proof of a negative test or quarantine for travelers coming to the state from other states. 

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.


Pre-entry tests are no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or water. Click here for more information.

International travelers flying to the U.S. no longer need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding their flights to the United States.

For more information on travel and testing, visit the CDC Travel site or the U.S. Department of State’s site. For specific information regarding international travel, click here.


Do I need to wear a face covering at BGR or while traveling?

(Effective 10/21/2022) The community transmission rate in Penobscot County is medium. Masks are currently recommended, but not required.

Do I need to be vaccinated in order to fly?

For domestic travel, proof of vaccination isn’t required.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country. Click here for details.

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

Curative is operating a COVID-19 testing site inside the Domestic Terminal at BGR. Testing is available to the public. The COVID-19 test is self-collected and painless, helping you and your family stay healthy. You will receive your results digitally after the test is processed by Curative’s lab.  

For those with health insurance coverage, this site is offering the Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test. The NAAT is a rapid molecular test for COVID-19. This test has a fast turnaround time with results being delivered digitally to the patient, typically within 2 hours. (FMI about NAAT, visit
Curative testing sites in Maine are no longer able to provide free rapid tests (rPCR, rNAAT & antigen) to those without health insurance. A patient’s ID and proof of insurance information will be required for testing, including to schedule an appointment online or to do on-site registration. The test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost upon proof of insurance.

**Due to changes made by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
Curative cannot accept international insurance for testing. They will continue to offer free PCR tests for Canadian travelers, but cannot provide rapid tests unless U.S. insurance information is given.

Individuals who do not carry U.S. health insurance can receive an Abbott ID Now Rapid Test for a reduced cost of $135. Most major credit cards are accepted at the testing site.

Current hours of operation (subject to change):

Monday            9am – 3pm

Tuesday            9am – 3pm

Wednesday       9am – 3pm

Thursday          9am – 3pm

Friday               9am – 3pm

Saturday           9am – 12pm

Book an appointment for an Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test

Book an appointment for a RT-PCR test

To search for other testing sites, visit

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.

What is the airport doing to protect passengers?
  • Fogging of all public spaces and employee areas is occurring as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The post-security Cafe is providing pre-packaged snacks and bottled drinks.