Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Read below for helpful information for traveling through MRY during this time. You have our promise that our team is going above and beyond the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure your health and safety.
NOTE: A negative COVID-19 test result is not required to fly into or out of MRY at this time. When flying out of MRY, we recommend contacting your destination to find out what their requirements are, as you may need to provide a negative test result upon arrival.
Free COVID-19 Testing
Monterey Regional Airport is currently hosting a free COVID-19 testing clinic in the long-term parking lot. The clinic is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. No appointments are required, walk-in and drive-up visitors welcome. For more information, click here.
The testing clinic is in partnership with MCHA and Virus Geeks. Testing and vaccines are complementary strategies, and testing is still needed as a tool to help manage reopening our community. Testing is not required to travel out of MRY at this time.
MAY 17, 2021: The CDC, TSA, and the U.S. DOT remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel, you are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
MAY 21, 2020: In response to COVID-19, TSA’s updated procedure changes will roll out nationwide by mid-June to prepare for summer travelers. To read the full press release, click here
APRIL 30, 2020: Face coverings must be worn by all visitors and employees in accordance with the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Monterey. To read the full order, click here
MARCH 17, 2020: Monterey Regional Airport is considered an essential government service and will be operating as normal during Monterey County’s shelter in place order.
What We Are Doing
The health, safety and security of our travelers and employees is the top priority at Monterey Regional Airport. You have our promise that our team is going above and beyond the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure your safety. We are building on an ever-present focus of cleanliness and continually assessing ways to enhance safety throughout your travel experience.
MRY is closely following the guidance provided by public health experts at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California Department of Public Health and the Monterey County Health Department.
To enhance our cleaning efforts, we are:
- Increasing cleaning and disinfecting of public areas including gate, ticket and rental car lobbies
- Increasing cleaning and disinfecting of ”high touch” areas including handrails, seating, door handles, chairs and tables, elevator buttons, etc.
- Adding a special cleaning process to disinfect the entire terminal
- Increasing ventilation throughout the building
- Encouraging employees and tenant employees to wash their hands more frequently
We have also:
- Installed hand sanitizer units at entrance doors
- Installed social distancing floor markers in all areas where lines have formed
- Installed signage throughout the terminal notifying employees and visitors that face coverings are required in the terminal (face masks are provided for those who do not have one)
For more information about the efforts of our in-terminal operators (airlines, rental cars, concessionaires, etc.), click here
What You Can Do
Public health officials encourage practicing everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread of illness. These actions include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
- Immediately wash your hands after coughing or sneezing
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
Where You Can Learn More
Information about COVID-19 is updated frequently; check the following resources for the most up to date information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – General Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Travel Information
- California Department of Public Health
- Monterey County Health Department
Airlines & Flights
For information on your flight, cancellations or rerouting, please contact the airlines directly. Airline contact information can be found by visiting montereyairport.com/airlines or click the links below for individual COVID-19 updates from each airline.