COVID-19 FAQs

The following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and the coronavirus pandemic:

Are face coverings/masks required at the airport?

Yes. All employees, passengers and visitors are required, per CDC age and medical condition guidelines, to wear face coverings on all public airport property effective Monday, May 18.  For each airline’s guidelines regarding wearing masks/face coverings in flight, click here or check your airline’s website.

Is PIT still open?

Yes. PIT is open and remains fully operational to support essential travel. However, airlines have adjusted their schedules to address the decrease in travel demand. Customers should check with their airlines on the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Airline Contact Information.

Additionally, entry of guests and visitors is limited to essential personnel only, and only for travelers needing special assistance.

Is PIT encouraging social distancing?

Yes, Signage and floor markings throughout the terminals will give guidance on six-foot distancing in common areas.

Furniture in gate areas, food court and baggage claim are being repositioned to allow for social distancing.

What is PIT doing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and promote health and safety in the terminal?
  • Staff is enhancing cleaning and disinfecting
    • Frequent deep cleaning practices continue in all public spaces and restrooms, and additional hand sanitizing stations have been added.
    • PIT is pioneering the use of UV light in airport public areas such as floors, moving walkways, elevators and escalator rails to reduce contaminants and provide another layer of sanitation.
  • Protective Shields are being installed – Shields and barriers are being installed in high-traffic areas, including public counters, checkpoints and baggage claim.
  • Touchless Transactions are being evaluated – PIT is evaluating touchless technology for concessions and parking transactions.
What are the screening and/or quarantine procedures for incoming passengers?

International flights coming to the U.S. will be redirected to the airports currently designated to host health screening, of which PIT is NOT one. Quarantine procedures are determined by public health officials on an individual basis at these airports. At this time, there are no domestic travel bans and passengers are not subject to additional screening or quarantine procedures on flights within the U.S.

Are Pittsburgh International Airport’s parking lots still open?
What are the new protocols for TSA?

Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at airports across the U.S. have changed to protect passenger and worker health during the pandemic. Click here to see the latest updates.

Are restaurants and stores open?

Yes, though a number of concessions are temporarily closed or have reduced their hours of operation. For a list of open concessions, please visit: FlyPittsburgh.com/Open.

What ground transportation options are available?

Yes. Hotel shuttles, rental cars, buses, parking shuttles, and taxis and other ground transportation services continue to operate; however, some may have altered or reduced services and/or hours of operation. More information on Ground Transportation.

The Port Authority 28X bus to the airport is operating under its normal schedule. The bus stops on Baggage Claim level, near Door 6, approximately every 30 minutes. More information on 28X.

Can I come into the terminal to pick someone up or drop someone off?

At this time, in accordance with CDC guidelines, entry of guests and visitors is limited to essential personnel only, and only for those travelers needing special assistance.