Safely Moving Forward Together
Des Moines International Airport has added to and continues to adjust our operational procedures to keep employees and travelers safe during the pandemic. Here are several measures we have implemented to keep our facility clean and to maximize opportunities for safety. Learn more about our efforts here.
DSM Airport - Coronavirus Response
The Des Moines International Airport is following guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Iowa Department of Public Health, and industry leaders to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at the airport. We are committed to the health and safety of our passengers and employees. With that in mind, we are taking the following measures:
- Increasing our use of disinfectant and cleaning high touch areas, like ticketing kiosks, handrails, elevator buttons, escalators, restroom doors, etc.
- Increasing hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal for passengers.
- Posting personal hygiene educational signage throughout the airport.
- Encouraging face coverings for travelers; requiring them for staff.
- Using plexiglass barriers to protect travelers and employees.
- Coordinating with our airline and tenant partners to monitor and address changes in the status of our region’s health.
What is COVID-19/ Coronavirus and how does it spread?*
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can spread easily from person to person, mostly through coughing and sneezing. When a sick person coughs or sneezes near you, you can breathe in droplets that have the virus. The droplets can also land on surfaces you may touch with your hands. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.
Protect Yourself with these tips from the CDC.
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Preparing to Travel - Iowa to Anywhere
Having a pleasant flight begins before you arrive at the airport.
With a little advance information, you'll be better prepared for your flight. We recommend you review the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policies, procedures, and guidelines for air travel. By understanding these guidelines before you pack, you'll save time and know what to expect from the screening process. Visit www.tsa.gov.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also has Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that they enforce in Aviation. Passengers violating the HMR can be fined from $250-$50,000. Please check here before your flight so you understand the guidelines.
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