Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacts & Information
Federal law now requires wearing a mask at all times while in and on the airport. Failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry. Refusing to wear a mask while in or on the airport is a violation of federal law and individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.
Under Security Directive SD 1542-21-01, 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arrive Early & Travel Tips
Please plan to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your flight departure time. Busy season is here and the travel experience will be different this year, so it may take extra time to check-in and get through security. Here are some travel tips to help this busy season at RSW.
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.
Due to travel restrictions to Europe, service to Germany has been suspended.
Restaurants & Shops
Hours of operation are limited and based on passenger activity levels. Click here for a listing of RSW Concessions and what is currently operating or closed.
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:
- Must wear a mask or face covering at all times in the terminal and rental car facility.
- 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.