FAQs

Is CVG open?

Yes, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is open and operating as usual.  Travelers should check with their airlines on the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Airline contact information.

Do I need to wear a mask at CVG?

Yes, federal regulations require all travelers and employees to wear masks while at CVG. Failure to comply may result in penalties, including removal and denial of re-entry. Click here to view the CDC and TSA orders that apply to anyone over the age of 2.

If you don’t have a mask upon arrival, some of the airlines may be distributing masks. The airport stores may be selling PPE gear, including masks.

Which airlines require face masks?

Federal regulations continue to require masks to be worn on board all commercial aircraft. 

Are restaurants, stores and services open?

Airport restaurants, stores and services are open, but some have reduced hours and some may be temporarily closed.    Open concessions can be found here.

Is COVID testing available on-site at CVG Airport.

As of February 10, 2021, on-site COVID testing is offered by Skyology Lab.  More info about the test offerings, scheduling a test, and more information available here.

 

Do I have to quarantine after arriving at CVG?

There are no general quarantine requirements in effect for travelers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at this time.  

If I am flying out of or into CVG, will my temperature be taken?

No, the airport does not take the temperatures of passengers or employees on entry.  Check with your airline for any carrier-specific requirements.  

What parking is available at CVG?

CVG has several parking products available.  Visit this page for more information.  

Are there any changes at the TSA security checkpoint?

Adjustments have been made to the TSA security checkpoint at CVG to ensure the safety and health of passengers and employees.

  • The checkpoint lanes are 6 feet wide, and passengers are requested to remain 6 feet from the party in front and the party behind, which will create a longer line, but a safer one.
  • Plexiglass guards have been placed at each TSA podium.
  • All TSA officers will be wearing face masks and gloves.
  • TSA officers will continue the practice of changing gloves after each pat-down.
  • TSA is conducting routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and security screening equipment at the TSA security checkpoint.
  • Passengers are allowed to carry on a liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice.

Visit TSA here for more information. 

 

How do I check on my flight status?

Travelers should check with their airlines on the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Airline contact information.

Can I drop off or pick up a passenger at CVG?

Yes, you may drop off passengers on the departures level of the CVG Airport Terminal. When picking up passengers from CVG, we recommend parking in the CVG Airport Cell Phone Lot until you receive a call or text from your party that they have picked up their baggage and are heading outside. Signage will direct you to the CVG Airport Terminal, arrivals level, to pick up your party.

Is the Airplane Viewing Area (AVA) open?

The AVA is open and maintains normal hours of 8 am - 10 pm.

Are alcoholic beverages available at airport restaurants?

Various restaurants are selling alcohol when they are open. Cork 'N Bottle also sells bottled alcohol and offers bourbon tastings. 

Check out our concessions information which is updated regularly for days and hours of operation for each of our concession offerings. 

CVG Concessions Update Here

 

Also, in December 2020, CVG Airport Terminal facilities became a designated Entertainment Destination Center, allowing travelers to take to-go drinks from participating restaurants and bars at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and carry them throughout the designated areas

CVG EDC Info Here

I don't see everyone at the airport wearing a mask? What's up?

Federal regulations still require all travelers and employees to wear masks while at CVG.  This mandate is enforced by the TSA and CVG Airport Police.  Failure to comply may result in penalties, including removal or denial of re-entry.  Click here to view the CDC and TSA orders that apply to anyone over the age of 2.  

We have reminders placed throughout the airport and also have face masks on hand for anyone to pick up. 

 

     

    Do I need to quarantine if I fly from CVG to certain places?

    Travelers should make themselves aware of any requirements, including mandatory quarantines, for their final destination, as well as any rules applicable on return home.  Most restrictions now relate to international destinations.  

    Find more information on any travel advisories or state/federal level mandates on our Fly Healthy Resource section here.

     

    We also recommend downloading the phone app - Airport Check and Fly - where information can be found for individual airports.  This app is free and coordinated via ACI, Airports Council International.  

     

     

       

      How safe is it to be in an airplane?

      Airports and airplanes have gone to extensive lengths to ensure the safety and health of passengers and employees.   Find more articles and research about the measures taken by the air travel industry here.  


      Do I need to have a COVID test to fly?

          The CDC has recently updated requirements for testing associated with entering the US from another country.  More info here.

           

          Travelers should check with their final destination for applicable testing requirements.  Specific airlines may be required to test based on country or destination mandates.  

          We also recommend downloading the phone app - Airport Check & Fly - where information can be found for individual airports.  This app is free and coordinated via ACI, Airports Council International.  

           

          CVG Airport offers on-site COVID testing by Skyology Lab.  More info here.

          Does CVG have free wi-fi?

              Yes, CVG has free wi-fi available.  Look for "CVG Free."

              Do I need a Real ID to fly now?

                  No, the federal government has delayed the effective date of the Real ID mandate until May 3, 2023.  

                   

                  More information can be viewed here on our website.