COVID-19 Information & Airport Updates

At Tulsa International Airport, the safety of our customers, partners and employees is our number one priority. Please see below for the latest COVID-19 updates:

04/02/2020 – 10:00AM:

The Airport Exit off Highway 11 is closed due to construction. Passengers will now need to exit at Pine or Sheridan to access the Terminal building.

Certain concession options at Tulsa International Airport are still open, but will operate under limited hours, opening later or closing early, based on passenger demand and staffing considerations:

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels on Concourse A – 4:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels on Concourse B- 4:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Fat Guy’s Burger Bar on Concourse B -11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • All other food options are temporarily closed.


3/31/2020 – 9:30AM:

Certain nonstop destinations may be temporarily suspended. Please check with your airline for the latest schedules.

3/30/2020 – 2:00PM:

Effective today, we are suspending shuttle bus service in our Economy parking lot. Customers can still park in the Economy Parking lot and walk to the Terminal, or choose to park in the on-airport parking garage. If you need special assistance, please contact (918) 838-5466.

3/30/2020 – 9:30AM:

Travelers entering Oklahoma from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. This requirement also extends to anyone who has traveled from California, Louisiana or Washington.

Self-quarantine protocols include staying at home, not having visitors and practicing social distancing. Individuals who are self-quarantined and need access to groceries or medication should seek to have them delivered to their doorstep or call 211 for assistance.

3/29/2020 – 9:00AM:

While the airport is still open for essential travel, terminal access is limited to travelers only, or people that are assisting travelers who have a disability, minor child, or other special circumstance. This will be in place until further notice in an effort to limit the amount of people in the terminal for the safety of our passengers and employees.

3/28/2020 – 6:30PM:

The Tulsa Safer At Home executive order will take effect at 11:59pm and run through April 16th, at which time it will be evaluated.

The Order allows travel out of the City only to perform “essential activities,” operate “essential business,” or maintain “essential governmental functions.”

The Order requires that you remain in your place of residence. You may not leave the City of Tulsa for vacation or another reason that is not an essential purpose exempt under the Order. Traveling runs the risk of spreading the virus to other areas and exposing new populations.

If you are planning to travel home back to Tulsa, you should maintain physical distancing on your way home, and then you will be subject to the limitations in this Order.

If you need to travel, we are here for you. When you are able to travel again, we will be here for you. We will get through this together and welcome you back soon!

3/26/2020 – 10:00 AM:

Tulsa International Airport is open and operational. If you are traveling, please check with your airline for any schedule changes, cancellations, or updates.

3/20/2020 – 1:00 PM:

Certain concession options at Tulsa International Airport are still open, but will operate under limited hours, opening later or closing early, based on passenger demand and staffing considerations. Please visit and for the latest updates.

3/19/2020 – 11:00 AM:

The Transportation Security Administration is now allowing a grace period for those who haven’t been able to get their licenses renewed amid the coronavirus pandemic. TSA will allow travelers to use an expired license as identification at airport security checkpoints for one year after the expiration date.

TSA plans to keep this policy in place until 60 days after the coronavirus national emergency is lifted.

3/18/2020 – 7:00 PM:

In an effort to practice responsible social distancing, Tulsa International Airport is temporarily closing Valet parking services immediately.

We will not take any new vehicles into the Valet system, and will direct Valet customers to the Garage until further notice.  The TUL parking team will only operate the Valet until the last vehicle has been picked up. If your vehicle is currently in the valet system, your pick up will not be affected.

All Valet Reserved Parkers can contact our parking team to pick up a proxy card, which will allow them unlimited access to the Garage. To receive a proxy card for Garage access, or if you have any questions about your account, please call 918-838-5466.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and we appreciate your cooperation as we take COVID-19 precautions.

3/18/2020 – 10:30 AM:
– To further protect the health of passengers/employees and to fully comply with emergency proclamations issued by the City of Tulsa, the pre-security Einstein Bros. Bagels will be temporarily closed. The post-security food options remain open, but will have reduced hours and abide to the social distancing recommendations. We have removed 50% of the tables and chairs in the restaurants and have increased cleaning protocols.

– To view the updated hours of operations for both dining and shopping options, visit:

– Vending options are available on both Concourse A and B.

– Practice social distancing while at the airport. The CDC recommends six feet.

– Tunes at TUL performances have been cancelled.

– We have temporarily suspended our Airport Ambassador program.  The majority of our 178 volunteers are in the “high risk” group and will be invited to return once business returns to normal.

We’ve provided some information below regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information includes not only the steps we’re taking, but steps travelers can take that could help keep them healthy while traveling.

What We’re Doing:
– Janitorial staff is working diligently to keep touch points and heavy traffic areas disinfected.
– Additional hand sanitizer stations have been added both pre- and post-security.
– Staying closely connected to our partners to receive updates regarding the spread of COVID-19.

What You Can Do:
– If you are sick, do not fly.
– Monitor your flight status closely with your airline.
– Practice social distancing the entire time you are in the airport. The CDC recommends six feet.
– Wash your hands frequently and effectively. Per the CDC, that’s 20 full seconds of washing with water and soap.
– Adhere to CDC tips on how to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases (
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.