We're getting TPA Ready for you

Preparing our facilities for the safe return of passengers and employees

In light of COVID-19 and a heightened concern for public health, Tampa International Airport has made a number of changes to keep our passengers and employees safe throughout the terminals and facilities.

TPA has launched an Airport-wide effort dubbed “TPA Ready” that mandates best practices designed to slow or stop the spread of germs and viruses. The Airport is also strongly urging passengers and guests to modify behaviors and follow guidelines designed to keep themselves and others healthy and safe.

Here's what you can do:

  • FACE MASKS: All passengers and guests should wear face masks while at the Airport in any capacity.
  • ARRIVE EARLY: Passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure to help prevent crowding caused by last-minute rushing before scheduled flights.
  • LIMIT TOUCHPOINTS: Travelers should use carry-on luggage and mobile boarding passes to limit touchpoints.
  • TRAVELERS ONLY: Those picking up or dropping off passengers should not enter the Main Terminal; instead they should use the Cell Phone Lot or stay in their vehicles in the Short Term Garage unless they are assisting unaccompanied minors, passengers with disabilities, or others who need assistance.
  • LIMITED AMENITIES: Some of our facilities and amenities may not be available or have reduced capacity and will reopen in phases when it is safe to do so. We recommend travelers check on the availability of parking, dining, shopping and amenities before coming to the airport.
  • AIRLINE REQUIREMENTS: Requirements such as the mandatory use of face coverings, may vary by airline. Check with your airline for additional guidelines before coming to the airport.

TPA is taking the following health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • PLASTIC SHIELDS: Plastic or acrylic shields have been installed in key high-traffic areas, including ticket counters, TSA security checkpoints, boarding gate and concessions counters.
  • FACE MASKS: All employees are required to wear face masks.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING MARKERS: Thousands of ground markings and signs are in place to give guidance on six-foot distancing at ticket counters, boarding gates, shuttles, SkyConnect, concessions counters, US Customs, and other common areas.
  • REDUCED SEATING: Seating has been reduced, blocked off or spaced apart in places like gate areas, dining areas, work stations and Main Terminal greeting sections to promote distancing.
  • CLEANING AND SANITATION: TPA has employed additional cleaning staff, using cutting-edge disinfection applications and products on surfaces, hand rails and elevator buttons, and adding more hand sanitizers throughout the Airport.


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