Houston Airports Advises Passengers of New Federal Mandates
February 18, 2021

To stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Federal government has imposed new mandates regarding travel. 

When arriving into Houston via an international flight, every passenger over the age of two, including United States citizens or legal permanent residents, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 result. 

Passengers are required get tested no more than three days before their flight into the United States. Travelers will be required to show their negative result to the airline before boarding their flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery—proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating clearance to travel. For more information on the COVID-19 testing requirement visit the CDC for official guidelines. 

In addition, a federal mask mandate is in effect at all U.S. airports. Travelers, two years and older, are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times inside the airport.  

The Houston Airports team has given a lot of thought, care and attention to the passenger travel experience, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Houston Airports implemented FlySafe Houston, the airport system’s commitment to ensuring the safety and health of all passengers who arrive, depart and connect through George Bush Intercontinental, IAH, and William P. Hobby, HOU, airports. 

Click here to learn more about specific steps we have implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19 at Houston Airports.