This page was last updated on September 10, 2021. MHT will continue to monitor and update this page as guidelines are released.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still need to wear a mask at the Airport?
Yes, the federal mask mandate is still in effect in all transportation hubs in the United States. TSA recently extended this mandate until January 18, 2022. This includes airports, bus stations, train stations and more. Even though Governor Sununu allowed the New Hampshire mask mandate to expire, all travelers, employees and personnel are still required to wear face coverings while on Airport property. Failure to comply with this federal law may result in removal from the premises and/or federal penalties.
On September 10, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) increased the range of civil penalties that may be charged against individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft and in various modes of public transportation. The new range of penalties will be $500-$1,000 for first offenders and $1,000-$3,000 for second offenders. For more information on TSA requirements, please visit their website here.
There are specific circumstances where people are not required to wear a mask. For a complete list of these situations and exemptions to the mask mandate, please visit the CDC’s website here.
Because of the federal mandate effective February 1, 2021, travelers who have been fully vaccinated still need to follow mask mandates and social distancing guidelines in transportation hubs (airports, bus stations, etc.).
Do I need to quarantine after traveling domestically?
No, there is no mandatory quarantine in place in New Hampshire after traveling from another state. However, visitors to New Hampshire are recommended to take precautions such as quarantining or taking a COVID-19 test.
Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to travel from the Airport?
Travelers do not need to take a COVID-19 test in order to fly out MHT. However, some destinations have testing requirements in place; travelers should check with their destinations for guidelines after landing in another state.
What are you doing to keep the Airport safe?
Along with following all CDC guidelines of masks, social distancing and cleanliness procedures, the Airport has received GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, which means MHT has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. Read more about our accreditation here.