Per Federal Order, Mask Mandate Still in Effect at Indy Airport
TSA extends mask mandate until Sept.13, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS (June 8, 2021) – The Indianapolis Airport Authority reminds air travelers that COVID-19 federal mask mandate is still in effect until September 2021.
While the City of Indianapolis ended its mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents effective today in most situations (except when using public transportation), the Transportation Security Administration extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through Sept. 13.
TSA announced the extension of the federal mask mandate in an April 30 news release.
Exemptions to the face mask requirement for travelers under the age of 2 years old and those with certain disabilities will continue. The existing civil penalty fine structure will also remain in place which starts at $250 and rises to $1,500 for repeat offenders who violate this face mask requirement.
The TSA screening officer at the travel document checker station will request that travelers temporarily lower their face masks to verify their identity. Those who approach the TDC without a face mask will be asked to obtain one to proceed. Passengers who refuse to wear a face mask will not be permitted to enter the secure area of the airport, which includes the terminal and gate area. Complimentary masks are available at the airport’s Guest Services desk.
To learn more about the Indy airport’s response to ensure traveler safety, and for more airport travel tips for the current environment, visit IND.com/COVID19.