COVID-19 Impacts & Information

Mask Notice

A federal mask mandate requires wearing a mask at all times while inside the airport terminal buildings at RSW. A June 10, 2021 update by the CDC no longer requires a mask to be worn in outdoor areas at RSW. Failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry. Refusing to wear a mask while inside the airport is a violation of federal law and individuals may be subject to penalties.

Under Security Directive SD 1542-21-01B, the Transportation Security Administration has directed that all U.S. airports require masks to be worn to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during air travel. TSA has developed these requirements in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Stay Safe - RSW Cares About You

The health and safety of our passengers, airport business partners and employees is a top priority at Southwest Florida International Airport. The Lee County Port Authority has introduced a new comprehensive plan to help make passengers feel comfortable and confident about traveling from our airport. Click here for information on what the Port Authority, its airlines and other business partners are doing at RSW to make you feel confident and comfortable about traveling from RSW.

Airline Announcements

      • Air Canada resumed weekly service to Toronto (YYZ) on Aug. 1, 2021. For more information or to book a flight, visit the Air Canada website

      • WestJet resumed weekly service to Toronto (YYZ) on Sept. 12. For more information, please visit the WestJet website.

      • Due to travel restrictions to Europe, all service has been suspended. Starting March 28, 2022, Eurowings Discover will inaugurate nonstop service to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) three times a week. For more information, please visit

Restaurants & Shops

Hours of operation are limited and based on passenger activity levels. Please click here for an update on shopping and dining options at Southwest Florida International Airport.

 General Passenger Precautions 

The Lee County Port Authority has increased the frequency of cleaning in high-traffic, high-touch areas. We encourage all of those traveling, working or visiting RSW to take the following personal precautions: 

        • Wear a mask while inside the airport terminal and rental car facilities. 
        • Stay home if you are sick.
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
        • Cover your cough or sneeze.
        • Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds.
        • Practice social distancing when traveling. Please stay 6 feet away from other passengers, if possible.

The Lee County Port Authority has been working with local and state officials, as well as industry partners during this pandemic and will continue to adjust and implement changes at RSW to help with the health and safety of our passengers. For more information, please visit the Florida Department of Health or Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.