DFW Airport Covid Rules and Travel Restrictions for Air Passengers

As of February 2, 2021, federal law compels all passengers and workers on DFW Airport premises, including any services or vehicles, to follow DFW Travel Restrictions.

In the life risking situation created by the COVID pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated DFW Airport as one of 13 U.S. airports where American green card holders, and their immediate families are being appeared for DFW Airport COVID testing. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continue to check travelers from specified areas and countries on the ground. As DFW Airport continues to help local, state, and federal public health officials, the safety of the customers and staff is their top concern and hence DFW Airport COVID rules are implemented.

Feb 1,’21 Circular

While being on DFW Airport property, along with any facilities or transportation on Airport premises, federal law, active from February 1, 2021, requires all passengers and workers to wear masks over their nostrils. Anyone above the age of two must wear a mask unless they have a health issue that precludes them from doing so securely.

While on DFW Airport, everyone must wear mask always unless they are eating, drinking, or taking oral medicine for a short period of time. Everyone must wear the mask as soon as their consumption’s are over. If you refuse to adapt accordingly, you may be kicked out of the airport. Face covers, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are an added layer that can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 when used in conjunction with other safe measures such as hand washing for at least 20 seconds and physical separation.

CDC offers the following recommendations for using facial shield:

  1. Before you wear your face shield, clean your hands properly.
  2. Cover your nostrils with the face covering and tuck it under your chin.
  3. Aim to tuck the face covering in tight over your cheeks.
  4. Please ensure that you can readily breathe.

Jan 26, ’21 Circular

There are new regulations in place for international travelers crossing the Border. CDC is confirming information on compulsory COVID-19 testing for all aviation passengers traveling in the United States from a foreign nation beginning Jan. 26, 2021. Go through CDC portal for additional details on the testing and paperwork requirements for overseas travelers reaching the United States.

Effect on Services

Efforts to limit the transmission of the coronavirus have had an influence on some passenger services and terminal services.


  1. Air service is still being hampered, with several foreign flights being cancelled. Please get in touch with your airline. At DFW, you may see a list of airlines. Air service is still being hampered, with several foreign flights being cancelled. Please get in touch with your airline. At DFW, you may see a list of airlines.
  2. For some American Airlines flights departing from DFW, pre-flight COVID-19 Rapid Testing is offered. CareNow operates the testing station, which is located within Terminal D between gates D40 and B1. For some American Airlines flights departing from DFW, pre-flight COVID-19 Rapid Testing is offered. CareNow operates the testing center, which is stationed within Terminal D between gates D40 and B1.


  1. Security checks are reopening or changing their hours of operation.
  2. On their security page, or on iOS or Android mobile application of DFW, you can see active security checks and processing times in real time.


  1. Alterations or cancellations of prepaid parking reservations must be submitted minimum 1 hour prior to the scheduled arrival time to get a complete refund.
  2. The carparks for Express South, Remote North, and Remote South are all restricted. The Express North carpark is still operating for a charge of $10 per day.
  3. The 1-hour zones of the parking on the Arrivals Level at A20, B30, C21, and E17 are serviced by DFW Airport Valet from a single station in every Terminal. The site for Terminal D is at D30 on the departures level, curbside.


  1. Multiple cafes, businesses, and activities will be open for a limited period or will be closed entirely.
  2. Following a recent legislative decree, food service businesses that are operating have a low occupancy rate: 50% for eateries and some pubs are still closed.
  3. View a comprehensive list of active eateries in the interfaces right now: Stores, restaurants, and amenities.


  1. Badging (Access DFW) office hours have been cut to 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Beyond security, offices have been formally relocated to Terminal B, B17.
  2. Volunteering service has been indefinitely halted by the Ambassador Program office.
  3. From April 1 to September 30, 2020, the hours of the Lost & Found area at Terminal E baggage claim E4 has been reduced to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. The Preferred Traveler Plan registration center at DFW Airport has been closed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


No other airport has succeeded yet to get GBAC (Global Bio-risk Advisory Council) STAR Accreditation, confirming our dedication to the safety of our passengers and workers before DFW Airport.

  • GBAC STAR Accreditation implies DFW Airport is adhering to the industry’s leading cleanliness, sanitization, and infection control requirements.
  • GBAC STAR is the sanitation industry’s sole breakout control, management, and healing designation. It assists firms in developing policies and processes, providing specialized training, and certifying a facility’s preparation for bio-risk scenarios.

To keep passengers, visitors, and staff secure, the airport has established new legislation and regulations.

  • Throughout addition to the housekeeping partners, the airport authority engages a Cleansing Task Force of 165 committed personnel that target on enhanced cleaning periodicity of contact points in all five terminals.
  • TSA screening points, nearby seats, and holding spaces are all cleaned to a higher standard. Sanitation of liquidating containers is also done at customs.
  • The CBP Federal Inspection Services (FIS) zones have also been cleaned more thoroughly.

DFW has proceeded to deploy Smart Restrooms across the terminals, providing a touch-less hygiene system:

  • Auto-cleansing system
  • Minimal touch tissue dispenser
  • Auto faucets.


So now you can travel in a risk-free manner even in this pandemic situation, following the guidelines. But it is always suggested to avoid going out as much as possible for the sake of a risk-free life.

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