Covid-19 Coronavirus Updates
Due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Harrisburg International Airport and our business partners are taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of potential contamination to passengers, employees and others using the airport.
In November, the PA Department of Health has issued additional restrictions:
Latest Guidance At A Glance
- The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
- If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth, or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. This does NOT apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment.
- This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
- View the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel.
In April, Governor Wolf put out a state-wide order that individuals entering an essential business in the state must wear a face mask. Being that the airport is considered an essential business, passengers and visitors arr required to wear face masks upon entering the airport.
In May, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Frontier Airlines have made face masks mandatory on all flights.
American Airlines: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-to-Require-Customers-to-Wear-Face-Coverings-Starting-May-11-OPS-DIS-04/
Delta Airlines: https://news.delta.com/facecoverings
Frontier Airlines: https://www.flyfrontier.com/committed-to-you/
United Airlines: united.com/keepingyousafe
Allegiant at this time is encouraging passengers to wear masks, but not requiring it. They are providing health and safety kits when boarding the aircraft that include a face mask, gloves, and disinfecting wipes:
Throughout the terminal building our cleaning company is regularly wiping down surfaces using disinfecting products. Restrooms are cleaned multiple times per day and at night special equipment is used to thoroughly disinfect the entire restroom, including the floor. They are ready to quickly respond should a potential transmission risk be identified in any part of the terminal building.
International passengers arriving from affected areas of the world are screened at the major gateway airports (ATL, ORD, DFW) when they first arrive in the US, and before they fly in Harrisburg.
Our Fire Department/EMS staff is available to aid any passenger/person who may be reported to them as sick/ill.
The airlines serving HIA have waived ticket change fees in many situations. Please contact your airline or visit their website for specific parameters. Please be patient as response times are longer than normal.
The airport recommends all passengers and employees strictly adhere to the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US/PA Departments of Health including:
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing—through away all tissues after each use
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects used regularly
Airports throughout the nation are taking similar preventive actions so collectively, as an industry, we can continue to serve those who are flying on a daily basis as safely and efficiently as possible.