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Per New Federal Law, Masks Must Be Worn at RIC

Your health and safety are our top priority, but the reality is that we need everyone's cooperation to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 and keep air travel safe for us all. Please do your part by protecting your health, staying informed, and staying well.

Per an Order of the Centers of Disease Control and a TSA Security Directive, effective starting February 1, 2021:

  • In English: Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in and on the airport and failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry.  Refusing to wear a mask in or on the airport is a violation of federal law; individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.
  • En Español: La ley federal de los Estados Unidos requiere el uso de mascarillas (barbijos) en las partes internas y externas del aeropuerto; el incumplimiento de esta ley puede resultar en la expulsión del aeropuerto y el re-acceso al mismo. Negarse a usar mascarillas (barbijos) en partes internas o externas del aeropuerto es una violación de la ley federal. Personas que se nieguen a usar mascarillas (barbijos) podrán ser penalizadas bajo esta ley.

All airlines operating scheduled flights at Richmond International Airport require masks onboard aircraft. Please visit your airline's website for specific policy details.

While you're at Richmond International Airport (RIC), listen for public address system announcements concerning travel safety and note digital ads and signs promoting social distancing and the use of face masks, all part of a best-practices response for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to flying with you soon.

To get current information on state requirements, please visit the Commonwealth's Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia page.

For more facts on COVID-19, including health advice and the latest updates, visit


Resources for Checking Travel Restrictions

CDC Travel During COVID-19

CDC Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Travel Planner: Going Somewhere in the U.S.?

U.S. Dept. of State COVID-19 Country Specific Information

American Airlines/Sherpa: Find Latest Travel and Health Restrictions

United Airlines: See What’s Open for Travel


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