Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisories
Even with travel returning to normal with the easing of the pandemic, the Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) remains vigilant about the safety and well-being of travelers and airport employees.
NO LONGER IN EFFECT: Federal Vaccination Requirement for Foreign International Air Travelers
Effective May 12, 2023, foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens, non-U.S. immigrants) traveling by air into the United States no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States, according to an updated U.S. federal COVID-19-related travel policy.
Find out more about this U.S. policy at the links below:
(Updated: August 2023)
COVID-19 Testing at FLL - Closed Permanently
At Noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Nomi Health COVID-19 testing site in Terminal 3 at FLL closed permanently after nearly two years of serving travelers flying to/from our airport. For a list of other Florida testing sites, visit the Florida Department of Health's website:
(Updated: December 2022)
Travel Restriction Lifted
CDC No Longer Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for All Arriving International Passengers
(Updated: June 13, 2022)
County Responds to Change in Federal Mask Mandate:
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - A federal judge has vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ruling requiring masks on airplanes, buses, and other public transportation. More...
(Updated: April 19, 2022, 3:07PM)
Please visit their websites for the latest information regarding the face mask policies of U.S. and international airlines operating at FLL. For COVID-19-related travel policies at FLL's top six carriers, click on their names below:
Delta Air Lines
TSA Discontinues Face Mask Mandate Enforcement
Based on guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this evening, FLL is no longer enforcing the federal face mask mandate per the federal agency's decision to rescind its Security Directives on public transportation and transportation hubs. Please note that this is a developing situation. As such, the airport is updating information on our social media and website accordingly.
(Last Updated: April 18, 2022, 9:38PM)
(Updated: April 18, 2022, 8:30PM)
Several U.S. states/cities and international destinations had implemented travel restrictions for incoming visitors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As such, guests traveling to and from FLL should consult their airline and the official websites of the U.S. state/city or international destination they are planning to visit for the latest travel alerts and protocols in advance of their intended travel dates.
Broward County Aviation Department's Response to COVID-19
The Aviation Department is playing its part in planning for and mitigating potential impacts of COVID-19 at FLL and North Perry Airport (HWO), as our primary goal is the safety and well-being of our guests and employees.
FLL passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for the latest travel and flight advisories.
Courtesy Terminal-to-Terminal Shuttle Service: FLL's courtesy shuttle bus service that runs between the terminals is temporarily suspended until further notice due to ongoing COVID-19 impacts. To move safely between the terminals, airport passengers and visitors can use the curbside walkways or parking garage walking trail (follow ground-level directional arrows) or hop on a parking garage tram. The shuttle buses between the Rental Car Center and the terminals remain operational.
Preventive Measures at FLL:
- Placing hand sanitizers throughout the four terminals and Rental Car Center
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as handrails, elevator buttons, and door handles
- Regular cleansing of security checkpoints and restrooms
- Overnight deep cleaning of the security checkpoints, hold rooms, passenger boarding bridges, and other areas in the terminals
- Supplying airport-operated passenger and employee shuttles with sanitizing wipes
- Posting CDC preventive steps in airport restrooms on ways to help stop the spread of germs, including frequent washing of hands
- Airport public service announcements with coronavirus preventive tips and similar messaging on terminal flight information display screens
Ways to Protect Yourself:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often for 20 seconds
- If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Steps to Protect Others:
Stay home if you are feeling sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a face covering when out in public and interacting with others
Clean and disinfect hard surfaces and objects regularly household cleaning
If you are concerned about COVID-19, please call 954-412-7300 before traveling to any Broward County-based healthcare facility.
For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Department of Health - 24-Hour Hotline: 866-779-6121
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
U.S. Department of State
Brand USA (VisittheUSA.com) COVID-19 Travel Guidelines
Broward County Coronavirus Information
Port Everglades Information
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Information