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Healthy Travels


The safety and security of our guests and employees is our top priority and we welcome you to an environment that is clean, healthy, and open for business.

Healthy Travels practices have been implemented throughout the Terminal following County and State guidelines to protect the health and safety of all our guests. To see the ways we have upgraded our clean and safe to cleaner and safer, please view our Healthy Travels video.

Face Coverings

Masks are no longer required by TSA to be worn at John Wayne Airport. Guests and employees have the option to wear a mask during travel or while working. Travelers are advised to check with their airline and destination airport for local guidelines. Visit TSA for the latest announcement on the face mask policy


  • What measures are in place at the Airport to protect travelers?
    Increased deep cleaning and disinfecting of high traffic/touchpoint areas, restrooms, and concessions.
  • What is the TSA doing at security checkpoints to protect travelers?
    TSA has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces throughout the checkpoint including security screening equipment and bins. For more information, please visit
  • Can I fly if I have a cold?
    Check with your doctor to evaluate your health before your scheduled departure. Some airlines check for visibly sick passengers in gate seating areas and before boarding and may not allow you to enter the aircraft. Visit the CDC here for more information.
  • Can I bring hand sanitizer through security?
    Visit TSA Coronavirus Information to learn more.
  • What can I do to keep myself and others healthy while traveling through John Wayne Airport?
    Protect yourself and others by washing your hands (for at least 20 seconds) as you travel through the Terminal, and before and after security screening. While face masks are no longer required by TSA to be worn at John Wayne Airport, guests have the option to wear a mask during travel. 

John Wayne Airport continues to follow the health and safety recommendations provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, California Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding measures to protect against COVID-19.

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