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TUS Cares – At the Airport

Updated August 2, 2022

If you are considering a visit to the Sonoran Desert, please know there is plenty of space and people here to welcome you with outstretched – and socially distanced – arms. Learn more, including the latest information on local health guidelines and restrictions from Visit Tucson. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Visit Tucson Information

Learn more below about changes at Tucson International Airport (TUS) and what to expect going through the terminal.

Face Mask Recommended, Not Required

The federal mandate requiring face coverings be worn in airport terminals and on aircraft has been suspended effective April 18, 2022. While masks are no longer required, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend wearing them in indoor transportation settings. Read the CDC guidance here.

TUS Lands STAR Cleaning Accreditation

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council has awarded STAR™ accreditation to Tucson International Airport in recognition of its thorough approach to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. The TAA sought the accreditation to demonstrate its commitment and dedication to protecting airport patrons and employees. TUS was among the first five airports in the world – and the first in the Western United States – to receive the accreditation. To see current status of other airports that have been accredited or are seeking accreditation, click here. Other venues, including sports stadiums, convention centers, hotels and commercial establishments are also being accredited.

TUS Operational Changes

Changes in the terminal as a result of COVID-19 emphasize limiting person-to-person contact and maintaining safe social distancing.

  • Passengers can now order food, pay for it and use contactless pick-up in the TUS terminal. The link to order is here.
  • Food concessions operational hours are here.
  • Retail shops operational hours are here.
  • Curbside check-in and bag check for American Airlines is now provided by a third-party vendor (Bags, Inc.), which charges a $3 per bag convenience fee in addition to airline bag fees. Bag check for all other airlines at TUS is at the airline counter inside the terminal. (Wheelchair assistance remains available for all airlines. For efficiency, please request the wheelchair as part of your reservation.)
  • Passenger assistance provided by TUS Warm Welcome Volunteers has resumed, though not all shifts are covered.
  • The Tucson Airport Authority Administration Offices are closed to visitors. Employees can be reached by email or phone during business hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, except for holidays.
  • Rentals of meeting rooms in the terminal can be made by calling (520) 573-8100.

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Tucson International Airport
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100