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Travel Preparation

Coronavirus Travel Updates 

Airline Contact Information - Check & Change Reservations

*If your flight is more than 72 hours from today, the airlines advise you try to change your flight through their websites as wait times are running long.

Unfortunately, airport staff are unable to answer questions or change flight reservations.  You will need to contact your airline directly.   

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 

Protect Yourself with these tips from the CDC.

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 sanitizers stations throughout the terminal for  passengers.
  • Posting personal hygiene educational signage in the restrooms.
  • Coordinating with our airline and tenant partners to monitor and address changes in the status of our region’s health.

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 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

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.

Your airline is the best source of information about luggage sizes and restrictions, check-in procedures, scheduled arrival and departure times, destinations, fees, and ticket prices.

For airline contact information, visit our Airlines page.