Bangor International Airport and the City of Bangor are working to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding travel and COVID-19. For more information, we recommend you visit https://www.maine.gov/covid-19.

(Effective 5/9/2022) Masks are required inside Airport buildings due to the Maine CDC’s designation of Penobscot County to Red (high risk level). All people who enter BGR facilities MUST wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. The City of Bangor will continue to follow CDC protocols. Should the CDC change the risk level to YELLOW or GREEN, the City will return to an optional masking policy. Read the City of Bangor press release here.

Check with your airline regarding their mask policies prior to travel.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL POLICY

Pre-entry tests are no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or water. Click here for more information.

All air travelers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, will be required to show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the United States. For example, a passenger whose flight to the United States is at any time on a Sunday would need to have a negative test taken at any time on Saturday.

CDC continues to recommend that all travelers get a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after arrival, and that unvaccinated travelers should quarantine for 7 days after travel. Read more here.

Pre-entry tests are no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or water. Click here for more information.

Find a Maine testing site here. For more information on travel and testing, visit the CDC Travel site or the U.S. Department of State’s site. For specific information regarding international travel, click here.

DOMESTIC TRAVEL POLICY

Maine no longer requires proof of a negative test or quarantine for travelers coming to the state from other states. 

If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified. 

For more information, click here.

Traveling to another state? Visit the CDC’s Travel Planner site to learn more about COVID-19 travel restrictions, guidance, and resources in your destination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the FBO closed or operating under limited hours?

The short answer is “No.”

Bangor Aviation Services is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to remain open and provide air service. The FBO is considered essential and remains open.

We are asking that foot traffic in the FBO be limited to passengers, crew and other essential employees at this time, with an exception for those who require assistance to get in and out of the terminal. If you have any questions, please call 207.992.4582.

Do I need to wear a face covering when inside the FBO?

(Effective 5/9/2022) Masks are required inside Airport buildings due to the Maine CDC’s designation of Penobscot County to Red (high risk level). All people who enter BGR facilities MUST wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. The City of Bangor will continue to follow CDC protocols. Should the CDC change the risk level to YELLOW or GREEN, the City will return to an optional masking policy. Read the City of Bangor press release here.

Are passengers arriving at the FBO required to be quarantined or given a medical exam when they arrive?

Maine is currently operating under an “all states exempt unless specified” model. This means that travelers coming to or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative test unless coming from a non-exempt state.

Click here to view domestic travel guidance from the U.S. CDC.

Those travelers arriving in Maine from other countries should note that these are the current guidelines from Maine CDC-

For fully vaccinated travelers to Maine:

  • Vaccinated international travelers do not need to quarantine on their arrival to Maine unless they are symptomatic.
  • Vaccinated international travelers who are asymptomatic do not need to be tested.

For travelers to Maine who are not fully vaccinated:

  • Unvaccinated international travelers should quarantine for 7 days since their arrival into the U.S.
  • Unvaccinated, asymptomatic international travelers should be tested if their arrival in Maine is within 3-5 days of their arrival into the U.S. (Find a Maine testing site here.)

For more information on Maine’s travel requirements, click here.

Bangor Aviation Services is not a medical screening site for COVID-19; however, we do have 15-minute rapid antigen tests available on site for purchase by crews. Additionally, Curative is operating a COVID-19 testing site inside BGR’s Domestic Terminal. Testing is available to the public. You will receive your results digitally after the test is processed by Curative’s lab.  

For those with health insurance coverage, this site is offering the Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test. The NAAT is a rapid molecular test for COVID-19. This test has a fast turnaround time with results being delivered digitally to the patient, typically within 2 hours. (FMI about NAAT, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/naats.html)
Curative testing sites in Maine are no longer able to provide free rapid tests (rPCR, rNAAT & antigen) to those without health insurance. A patient’s ID and proof of insurance information will be required for testing, including to schedule an appointment online or to do on-site registration. The test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost upon proof of insurance.

**Due to changes made by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
Curative cannot accept international insurance for testing. They will continue to offer free PCR tests for Canadian travelers, but cannot provide rapid tests unless U.S. insurance information is given.
Individuals who do not carry U.S. health insurance can receive an Abbott ID Now Rapid Test for a reduced cost of $135. Most major credit cards are accepted at the testing site. 

Current hours of operation (subject to change):

Monday            7am – 6pm

Tuesday            7am – 6pm

Wednesday       10am – 4pm

Thursday          7am – 6pm

Friday               7am – 6pm

Saturday           8am – 12pm

Book an appointment for an Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test

Book an appointment for a RT-PCR test

To search for other testing sites, visit maine.gov/covid19/testing

Where in Maine can I obtain a COVID-19 test?

Curative is operating a COVID-19 testing site inside the Domestic Terminal at BGR. Testing is available to the public. The COVID-19 test is self-collected and painless, helping you and your family stay healthy. You will receive your results digitally after the test is processed by Curative’s lab.  

For those with health insurance coverage, this site is offering the Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test. The NAAT is a rapid molecular test for COVID-19. This test has a fast turnaround time with results being delivered digitally to the patient, typically within 2 hours. (FMI about NAAT, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/naats.html)
Curative testing sites in Maine are no longer able to provide free rapid tests (rPCR, rNAAT & antigen) to those without health insurance. A patient’s ID and proof of insurance information will be required for testing, including to schedule an appointment online or to do on-site registration. The test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost upon proof of insurance.

**Due to changes made by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
Curative cannot accept international insurance for testing. They will continue to offer free PCR tests for Canadian travelers, but cannot provide rapid tests unless U.S. insurance information is given. 
Individuals who do not carry U.S. health insurance can receive an Abbott ID Now Rapid Test for a reduced cost of $135. Most major credit cards are accepted at the testing site. 

Current hours of operation (subject to change):

Monday            7am – 6pm

Tuesday            7am – 6pm

Wednesday       10am – 4pm

Thursday          7am – 6pm

Friday               7am – 6pm

Saturday           8am – 12pm

Book an appointment for an Abbott ID NOW (NAAT) test

Book an appointment for a RT-PCR test

To search for other testing sites, visit maine.gov/covid19/testing

Can I go inside the FBO to pick up a family member or passenger who has traveled?

Only if the passenger you are picking up requires assistance.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of our efforts to minimize exposure to staff and allow passengers to get in and out of the FBO in the safest environment possible.

Do I need to be Real ID compliant to fly?

No, the Real ID waiver has been extended until May 2023. For more information about Real ID, please click here.

Have there been any changes to TSA regulations?

Yes. For more information, visit the TSA website.

What is the FBO doing to protect passengers?
  • (Effective 5/9/2022) Masks are required inside Airport buildings due to the Maine CDC’s designation of Penobscot County to Red (high risk level). All people who enter BGR facilities MUST wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. The City of Bangor will continue to follow CDC protocols. Should the CDC change the risk level to YELLOW or GREEN, the City will return to an optional masking policy. Read the City of Bangor press release here.
  • Fogging of all public spaces and employee areas is occurring as needed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at busy locations.
  • All restroom soap dispensers are using antibacterial soap.
  • Cleaning measures have been increased. All surfaces that are frequently touched (door handles, push plates, sink handles, etc.) are being disinfected more frequently.
  • All employees have been briefed and are to use provided PPE to help protect and prevent any potential spread.
  • We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and are compliant with industry standards regarding this, and all, issues of concern.
  • In an effort to protect the health and safety of our military troops, as well as that of members of The Maine Troop Greeters, troop greeting at Bangor International Airport has been stopped until further notice. We regret this change, but we are in unprecedented times that call for us all to take our social responsibility seriously.

STOPPING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

We are monitoring updates about the evolving pandemic conditions, and will continue to provide new information to the community as things change. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml