Tampa International Airport is your Gateway to the West Coast of Florida. We’re committed to providing our international guests with a world-class travel experience. If you are departing on an international flight, please arrive at the airport at least two hours before your departure to complete the check-in and screening process.
International Arrivals: What to expect
Baggage carts are provided free of charge for arriving passengers to use and transport their luggage on the shuttles to the Main Terminal.
Meeting an arriving traveler? Processing times for international flights vary, and passengers may not arrive at the Main Terminal for an hour or longer after the flight lands. Guests meeting arriving passengers cannot wait in their vehicles at the baggage claim area until the passenger is ready for pick up.
You can meet an arriving guest in the Main Terminal by parking in the Short Term Parking Garage. Parking under one hour is free.
You can also wait for arriving guests in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until the passenger has completed the international arrivals process and is ready for pick-up.