As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions start to lift, Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX, is expecting an increase in travelers this month and has issued tips for safe travel.
Both the California and Los Angeles County departments of public health recommend people avoid nonessential travel, and anyone who arrives from out of state must self-quarantine for 10 days.
People planning to travel are urged by the airport to:
— check in online and order food and beverages using LAXOrderNow.com to ensure a touchless journey;
— use LAX’s vending machines for fresh personal protective equipment, including gloves and masks. Proper face coverings are required at all times within the airport;
— be respectful of other travelers and remain physically distanced;
— get a rapid COVID-19 test at LAX before your trip. Tests cost $125 each and appointments can be scheduled online at bit.ly/3teSuDv; and
— follow public health guidance and wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. People are also advised to use some of LAX’s 350 hand sanitizing stations throughout the airport.
LAX reminds travelers that different locations have different COVID-19 rules, and people are urged to review their destinations’ travel restrictions.
“As we near the spring travel season, even with vaccinations being distributed and hope on the horizon, it remains vital that we as airports, as well as our guests, continue to all do our part to create a safe travel environment,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. “Our commitment is to continue providing a clean, healthy, safe and touchless experience for our guests.”
LAX officials said cleaning crews are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week and use “hospital-grade cleaning products” to kill any bacteria or viruses. Places frequently touched by travelers are routinely cleaned.
The airport also converted hundreds of its restroom faucets, drinking fountains and water stations to touchless activation, which travelers can activate by waving a hand.
The airport also converted to a new credential-authentication technology, which allow passengers to insert their identifications into rather than exchanging documents with security personnel at screening checkpoints.
For more information about traveling safely at LAX, go to bit.ly/3coPVrC.