Face Coverings Still Required at CLT
Oh, how we long for the days when travel was easy and we did not have to wear a mask. Right?
Because of increasing cases of COVID-19 nationwide, the Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through Jan. 18, 2022.
We understand the indoor and outdoor face masks vary by state, but at Charlotte Douglas International Airport a face mask is required when visiting any of our facilities, including shuttle buses and all indoor locations. That means the terminal from check-in and security screening to walking through the terminal and your boarding area. Airlines also require passengers wear a mask when flying.
Travelers should check with their airline on additional inflight restrictions before taking their trip. All commuters and travelers should check with the CDC website for additional guidance. Exemptions to the face mask requirement for travelers under the age of 2 years old and those with certain disabilities as well as civil penalty fines also will remain in place. Individuals who violate the TSA security directive could face fines ranging from $250 for the first offense up to $1,500 for repeat offenders.