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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisories


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​)​​​


Airline Face Mask Updates

For the latest information regarding the face mask policies of U.S. and international airlines operating at FLL, please visit their websites.  For COVID-19 related travel policies at FLL's top six carriers, click on their names below:

JetBlue Airways ​​

Spirit Airlines​

Southwest Airlines​

Delta Air Lines​

American Airlines​​

​United​


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 in accordance with 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) ​​​


Federal Vaccination Requirement for Foreign International Air Travelers 

Effective, Monday, December 6, 2021, all foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens, non-U.S. immigrants) traveling by air into the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccinated status before boarding an airplane to enter the United States (with limited exceptions), according to a new U.S. federal travel policy. Foreigners will also need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel as part of the U.S. entry requirements.

Find out more about the new U.S. policy at the links below:


COVID-19 Testing at FLL



Overview ​

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) launched a COVID-19 testing site at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on December 9, 2020, in partnership with Nomi Health and Spirit Airlines. The testing service is open to consumers with proof of upcoming travel plans to/from FLL on any airline. The Nomi Health-operated testing service is located in Terminal 3, pre-security, lower level near baggage claim, is and accessible only from the curbside through Door 311 (follow directional signage). Regular operating hours are 7AM to 9PM daily, except when special holiday hours apply. To schedule an appointment, visit ​Nomi Health's FLL weblink.  For questions about COVID-19 testing, screening results, or online appointment support, call 305-280-0441 or 833-483-1319. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: When did the Nomi Health COVID-19 testing site at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) open?
A: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Q: What are the FLL testing site’s hours of operations?
​A: 7 AM to 9 PM daily except when special holiday hours apply 

Q: What types of COVID-19 tests does Nomi Health offer? 
A: Three types of tests are offered: Rapid Antigen, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and Rapid PCR  

Q: What are the prices for each test?​
​A: $159 for a Rapid PCR; $99 for a PCR test; and $59 for a rapid Antigen test (tax included)

Q: What forms of payment does Nomi Health accept?
A: Credit, debit cards (touch-free and e-mail receipts)

Q: Will Nomi Health file insurance claims for the customers?

A: No. We will provide passengers with information to seek reimbursement.

Q: How does Nomi Health ensure testing will only be made available to FLL travelers?
A: Passengers will need to show proof of a valid airline ticket, boarding pass, or confirmed (paid) flight itinerary.

Q: How many tests will Nomi Health be able to perform in a day?
A: Potentially several hundred tests per day based on a gradual ramp up over time.
Q: How can airline passengers make an appointment?

A: Registration for appointments will be done via a dedicated Nomi Health weblink; walk-ups may be accepted if no appointments are waiting for service. 

​Q: What’s the anticipated turnaround time for each test type?
A: Rapid Antigen test results are sent approximately 30 minutes after testing. The Rapid PCR test results are available up to 45 minutes after testing while the regular PCR test results are available approximately 48 hours after testing.

Note: This testing site information is subject to change without notice. ​


Updated:  March 8, ​2022​

Travel Restrictions  

CDC Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for All Arriving International Passengers 

​Since January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) require all international passengers arriving by air into the United States from a foreign country to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to their airline at check-in as a condition for entry. International airline passengers (tourists or returning U.S. citizens/residents) are required to get a viral COVID-19 test (Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Antigen), which detects current virus infection, taken no more than 1 day before their intended departure flight to the U.S.  Written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 must be presented to the airlines at check-in. The airlines will then confirm the passenger's negative test or recovery status before boarding. If a passenger does not provide the required documentation or chooses not to take the specified COVID test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger. 

View the CDC's original January 12, 2021, order here.​

Updated: December 2021

Destination-specific Restrictions

Several U.S. states/cities and international destinations have implemented travel restrictions for incoming visitors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  As such, guests traveling to and from FLL should consult their airline as well as the official websites of the U.S. state/city or international destination they are planning to visit to get the latest travel alerts and protocols in advance of their intended travel dates.


​​​​Broward County Aviation Department's Response to COVID-19

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) is playing its part to plan for and mitigate 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.​

Airport Parking/Shuttles: 
  • 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 either 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 announcement 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 have concerns about being exposed to COVID-19, please call 954-412-7300 before traveling to any Broward County-based health care 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​