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DFW's Latest Updates

We continue to focus on your well-being and are committed to ensuring it is clean, secure and ready for you.

Effective February 1, 2021: Federal law requires all customers and employees wear masks over their nose and mouth while on DFW Airport property, including any facilities or vehicles on Airport property. The requirement applies to anyone age 2 and older or anyone without a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask safely. Refusal to comply with these requirements can result in removal from Airport facilities.

Effective January 26, 2021: Effective Jan. 26, 2021, public health professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are verifying information on required COVID-19 testing for all air passengers arriving in the U.S. from a foreign country. For testing and documentation requirements for international passengers arriving in the United States, visit the CDC website for more information.

Encouraging the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine

It Ends With You and Me

DFW Airport has teamed with our community healthcare partners from the region – Baylor Scott White & Health, Medical City Healthcare, Parkland, Methodist and UT Southwestern – to share important messages about the COVID-19 vaccine and the progress we have made in our return to normalcy.

We remain committed to and focused on the wellbeing of our customers on their journey. The support of these partners helps ensure that travel out of DFW Airport upholds the quality of care these essential healthcare professionals provide us every day.

We encourage vaccinations for everyone and recommend the continued practice of COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe and healthy traveling experience.

Together, We Are All DFW

DFW Airport Healthcare Hospital Partners Vaccine

Highest standards of cleaning policies and procedures

What DFW is Doing For Your Safety

Queue Guard TSA Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures began in January 2020

  • We deploy a Cleaning Strike Team, who in addition to our custodial contractors focus on increased cleaning frequencies of touch points in all five terminals
  • TSA security checkpoints, adjacent seating, holding areas undergo enhanced cleaning. Sanitization of divesting bins at checkpoints and enhanced cleaning has also been executed in the CBP Federal Inspection Services (FIS) areas.
  • Contractors are on-call for decontamination protocols when necessary.

DFW has continued Smart Restroom implementation throughout the terminals offering a touchless experience with auto faucets, soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers. Digital screens indicating number of stalls vacant are at entrances to help reduce crowding.

Plexiglass shields installed throughout terminals in areas where employees have customer interaction. Shields have been installed at TSA security checkpoints and CBP inspection locations.

Graphics, signage in queue lines and PA announcements have increased throughout the terminals to encourage social distancing and required face covering protocols.

First to earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

DFW Worker Cleaning DFW Airport is the first airport in the world to have earned GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) STAR Accreditation.

GBAC STAR Accreditation is the gold level standard of prepared facilities.

This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to keeping our customers and employees secure and safe.

  • Obtaining GBAC STAR Accreditation means that that DFW Airport is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

  • As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations.

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, GBAC provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises.

DFW GBAC Certified

Impacted Air Service

Air service continues to be still be impacted, including the suspension of various international flights. Please contact your airline. Preflight COVID-19 Rapid Testing is available for select American Airlines flights available at DFW. The testing station is administered by CareNow and is located inside Terminal D between gates D40 and B1.

FlightsAA & CareNow: Preflight COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Impacts to Products and Services


  • Checkpoints are reopening and/or adjusting operational hours. View open checkpoints and live wait times on the security page or on DFW's mobile app.


  • Prepaid Parking modifications or cancellations can be made at least 1 hour in advance of your booking arrival time and receive a full refund. Read our FAQ page on our policy.
  • The Express South, Remote North and Remote South parking lots are closed. The Express North lot remains open and offers a rate of $10/day.
  • DFW Airport Valet is operating from one location in each Terminal at the 1-hour zones of the garages on the Arrivals Level at A20, B30, C21 and E17. For Terminal D, location is at the curbside on the departures level at D30.


  • Badging (Access DFW) office has reduced their office hours to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Offices have been permanently moved to Terminal B, B17, outside security.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has suspended operations at the Trusted Traveler Program enrollment center located at DFW Airport.

Shop, Dine and Amenities That are Open

Several restaurants, shops and services will have limited hours or still be temporarily closed. Food & Beverage locations that are open are operating on a limited occupancy: 50% for restaurants and select bars remain closed due to recent government order.

Important Resources/Links

DFW Pandemic Preparedness Plan