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.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL POLICY

Quarantine and Testing

For people who are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days past their final COVID-19 dose) who arrive in Maine:

  • Quarantine is not required unless you are experiencing symptoms.
  • Testing is recommended 3–5 days after arrival in the US.
    • If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate.

For all people who are not fully vaccinated and arrive in Maine within 7 days of entering the United States:

  • Quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the US AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test 3–5 days after arrival in the US.
    • If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate.
    • Even if the COVID-19 test is negative, complete the 7-day quarantine after travel.
    • If individuals arriving from international travel do not get a COVID-19 test after their arrival, they should quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the US.
  • Avoid being around anyone who is at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness for 14 days following arrival in the US, regardless of COVID-19 test results.

For anyone who arrives in Maine more than 7 days after arrival in the US, follow the domestic travel guidelines. Find travel guidance for all passengers coming to the United States, including US citizens, from US CDC.

DOMESTIC TRAVEL POLICY

As of May 1, 2021, Maine moved to 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.

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

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the CDC has issued an Order requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test for all air passengers entering the United States.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

For more information on travel and testing, visit the CDC Travel site. For specific information regarding international travel, click here.

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?

TSA requires individuals to wear a mask at TSA airport screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation systems. This requirement will remain effective until Sept. 13, 2021 per federal mandate. For the complete TSA news release, click here.

Effective immediately due to new CDC guidance, masks do not have to be worn when OUTSIDE on airport property. This includes:
• Employees working ramp and street side operations
• Passengers, pilots and crew when OUTSIDE the terminal buildings
• Passengers and employees in parking lots and in front of terminal spaces
Masks must still be worn indoors by all employees, passengers, crews, and visitors even if you are fully vaccinated.
The CDC continues to recommend that people who are not fully vaccinated wear to protect themselves and others, particularly when in the presence of others.
For more information, see the latest from the CDC.

Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in the airport and failure to comply may result in remove and denial of re-entry. Refusing to wear a mask in the airport is a violation of federal law; individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.

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

As ordered by Gov. Janet T. Mills, effective May 1, 2021, quarantine requirements for those entering Maine from another U.S. state are no longer in effect.

For more information and FAQs about the local order, visit maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy.

Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the CDC has issued an Order requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test for all international air passengers entering the United States.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding for the passenger.

For more information on travel and testing, visit the CDC Travel site. For specific information regarding international travel, 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. In addition, there are testing sites available nearby. Please visit the CDC website for more information by clicking here.

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

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.

In addition, there are testing sites available nearby. To search for a testing site near your destination, visit get-tested-covid19.org.

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.

Are local hotels open?

Please contact a local hotel prior to arriving in Bangor (or at your destination) to ensure rooms are available and that you are following all CDC recommended precautions when staying at a hotel.

For a listing of area hotels/motels, click here.

Is my travel considered essential?

Questions regarding essential travel or work needs should be addressed by the governor’s office. At this time, essential workers continue to be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if they are traveling to Maine to perform essential work, or are from Maine and are traveling out of state for essential work and returning home. Essential workers that have not received a negative test result upon return to Maine must quarantine for 14 days when not performing essential work. And essential workers traveling to or from non-exempt states for purposes other than essential work (e.g., dropping off a child at college) are subject to the test or quarantine requirement. For more information visit the Keeping Maine Healthy FAQs page.

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?
  • Fogging of all public spaces and employee areas is occurring on at least a daily, if not more frequently, basis.
  • 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.
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed in areas with customer contact.
  • 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.
  • Airport staff has moved to a digital morning briefing until further notice.
  • 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 receiving frequent updates from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention at they monitor this evolving situation. We 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