Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Is MSP still open?
A: Yes. Although airlines have reduced their flight schedules and seat capacities across all airports, MSP remains open and flights are still arriving and departing. Check with your individual airline regarding your flight.
Traveling soon? Use this guide to plan your trip through MSP.
Q: Are masks or face coverings required at MSP?
A: Effective July 25, pursuant to Minnesota Executive Order 20-81, face coverings are required for all visitors and employees at MSP.
For more information, please visit our Face Coverings Requirements page.
Q: Is COVID-19 testing available at MSP?
A: Yes, we have partnered with the MN Department of Health to serve as a COVID-19 testing site. The tests offered at the airport location are not tied to any requirements for accessing air travel – this site is open to the public in an effort to expand the state’s testing capacity in a convenient location for residents in the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more here.
Q: Do I need to plan for extra time before my flight?
A: We still recommend arriving at the airport two hours prior to a domestic flight’s departure and three hours prior for international flights.
Q: What is being done at the airport to minimize the risk of COVID-19?
A: We have ramped up cleaning and disinfecting procedures for all MSP touchpoints throughout Terminals 1 and 2. Our cleaning partner has established a formal COVID-19 response team and microbial remediation plan and is disinfecting touchpoints throughout public spaces. Focus areas include high-traffic restrooms, terminal seating, handrails and food courts.
In addition, we have placed hand sanitizers in many high-traffic locations throughout both Terminals 1 and 2 at MSP.
We are in daily contact with our many partners – from airlines to the local Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Governor’s office, the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – to ensure MSP remains open and operating safely for the traveling public.
Q: Are restaurants still open at MSP?
A: Yes. There are restaurants on the secure side of both terminals that continue to offer service, and many are expanding hours in the spring of 2021 as conditions continue to improve. All restaurants are encouraging diners to keep a safe social distance from others.
Q: Is the Armed Forces Service Center still open?
A: The Armed Forces Service Center (AFSC) reopened on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 after closing in March, 2020 due to the pandemic. In its first phase or reopening, the AFSC is available only to active service members and Medal of Honor recipients. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
For the latest details on the center, follow the Armed Forces Service Center on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ArmedForcesServiceCenterMSPAirport/ or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/armed_forces_service_center_mn/?hl=en
Q: Is the InterContinental Hotel at MSP still open?
A: Yes. The hotel is open and taking reservations. Several of the hotel's restaurants are open as well. More information about current operations can be found here.
Q: Is the Blue Line light rail still running and serving the airport?
A: The Blue Line continues to operate and serve MSP, with service to the terminals from 4:20 a.m. until 10:40 p.m. each day.
The Metro Blue Line airport shuttle between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 LRT stations continues to operate overnight.
More information from Metro Transit is available here.
Q: What if I parked at MSP and my return was delayed due to the pandemic? Can I get a discount on parking?
A: We have a process in place to issue refunds due to hardships outside of your control. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You’ll want to have your parking receipt and a copy of your original itinerary available.
Q: I have a prebooked parking reservation at MSP that I want to alter. How do I do that?
A: If you need to change or cancel a prebooked parking reservation, visit this website.
Q: Is all parking still open?
A: The Quick Ride Ramp is closed until further notice and its shuttle service is suspended.
Valet Parking is temporarily closed.
Q: Are the shuttles that offer service to other cities still operating at the airport?
A: Some have suspended service while others have reduced their schedules. A summary is below. You're urged to contact your carrier for updates before riding.
Groome: Presently serving Eau Claire, WI route only (Eau Claire, Menomonie, Baldwin, and Hudson)
Landline: Presently serving Duluth and Mankato. Trips are only cancelled if there are no reservations. Sun Country Airlines added Landline service to five cities in February, 2021: Rochester, Minn.; Brainerd, Minn.; St. Cloud, Minn.; La Crosse, Wis. and Eau Claire, Wis.
Rochester Shuttle Service: Operating, but limiting its schedule on a day-to-day basis. (Rochester)
Land to Air Express: All service operating. (Mankato, St. Peter)
NWT Express Shuttle: Taking reservations and operating on an ad hoc basis. (Wisconsin)
Jefferson Lines: Operating without any changes.
Q: Is the Airport Conference Center open?
A: The Airport Conference Center is not open for walk-ins but is operating on an ad hoc basis upon request. Contact the Conference Center for more information.
Q: Are there any other services that have been affected?
A: Yes, Delta Air Lines has suspended curbside bag check operations by Sky Caps along the Upper East Roadway of Terminal 1, but now offers that Sky Cap service on the roadway directly in front of the departures level, near Door 4.
Delta passengers can also check their bags in Terminal 1’s ticketing lobby, the tram level, or the indoor area of the East Curbside building.