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PQI Ready-to- Fly

The safety of all passengers and staff remains our top priority here at Presque Isle International Airport. We continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it relates to sanitizing high-touch, high-traffic areas. On an ongoing basis we are evaluating what best practices other airports are implementing across the Country to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19. The overall effort to implement the best-of-the-best is dubbed “PQI Ready-to-Fly”.
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Health and Safety Partner

But with any great undertaking, it takes a team of great partners to succeed. United Airlines remains committed to your health and safety. With state of the art cleaning procedures in place, you can feel confident that your travel experience is as safe as can be. Learn more about their CleanPlus program at the link below. What to Expect

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Not only is United ready to welcome you back, but Washington Dulles International Airport is too! Learn more about Washington Dulles' enhanced cleaning procedures designed to keep you safe while you travel, at the link below.
Dulles Covis-19 Update.
Washington Dulles Airport Cleaning Procedures

Our local first responder and medical professional are also very important partners in this fight against COVID-19. The results of their efforts are truly amazing. Maine has one of the country’s lowest daily case rates of COVID-19, and Aroostook County has reported fewer than 40 cases since March.

    Northen Light A.R. Gould HospitalCary Medical Center    

Pre-Arrival Information

Face Masks & Coverings

FACE MASKS


Effective Friday, July 24 at 8 a.m., face coverings are required for all passengers and guests. Face coverings must be worn while in the Airport Passenger Terminal in any capacity.
Arrive Early

ARRIVE EARLY


Passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least one hour and fifteen minutes before departure if checking bags or one hour if you just have a carry on to help prevent crowding caused by last-minute rushing before scheduled flights.
Limited Touchpoints

LIMIT TOUCHPOINTS


Travelers should use carry-on luggage and mobile boarding passes to limit touchpoints.
Airline Requirements

AIRLINE REQUIREMENTS


You will notice a new "Ready-to-fly" checklist the next time you check-in for your flight. It's an easy self-assessment tool and it's one of the many ways United is putting your health and safety at the forefront of travel. For more information. For full information on the United Clean Plus program, please visit
united.com/cleanplus.

At the airport

PQI is taking the following health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Sanitation Measures Increased

CLEANING AND SANITATION


PQI has expanded cleaning using, using cutting-edge disinfection applications such as electrostatic sprayers and products on surfaces, hand rails and adding more hand sanitizers throughout the Airport.
Acrylic Shields Installed

PLASTIC SHIELDS


Plastic or acrylic shields have been installed in key high-traffic areas, including ticket counters, TSA security checkpoints, and boarding gates.
Face Masks And Coverings

FACE MASKS


Face masks are mandatory for all employees, passengers and guests in the Presque Isle International Airport Terminal. If you don't have a mask when you arrive, don't worry! Stop by and pickup one of our complementary passenger care kit at the United ticket counter.
Social Distancing Floor Markings

SOCIAL DISTANCING MARKERS


Ground markings and signs are in place to give guidance on six-foot distancing at ticket counters, boarding gates, concessions counters, and screening lines.
Seat Spacing

REDUCED SEATING


Seating has been reduced, blocked off or spaced apart in places like gate areas, dining areas, and Main Terminal greeting sections to promote distancing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to self-quarantine when traveling to Maine?

Visitors from states other than New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey who are not considered essential are required by the state of Maine to receive a negative COVID 19 test result or self-quarantine for 14 days. For the latest details, please visit the KeepMaineHealthy. Visit NorthernLightHealth.org/testing and learn more about how to get the testing you need.

Maine residents returning from states other than New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey who are not consider essential are required by the state of Maine to receive a negative COVID 19 test result or self-quarantine for 14 days. For the latest details, please visit the KeepMaineHealthy. Visit NorthernLightHealth.org/testing and learn more about how to get the testing you need.

What sort of screening is there when I land?

The State of Maine is not currently screening passengers arriving at Maine Airports. See “Do I need to self-quarantine when traveling to Maine?” for additional requirements.

What testing/screening is there for departing passengers?

There is currently no screening at PQI for departing passengers. United does however require you to complete the “Ready-to-fly” checklist when you check-in for your flight. It’s an easy self-assessment tool and it’s one of the many ways United is putting your health and safety at the forefront of travel. For more information.

Can I bring hand sanitizer through TSA?

TSA is currently allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice. Since these containers exceed the standard 3.4-ounce allowance typically permitted through a checkpoint, they will need to be screened separately. For more TSA travel tips, please visit the TSA website.

Does the Airport do temperature checks?

Presque Isle International Airport does not perform temperature checks at this time.

What safety precautions is PQI taking?

We have added numerous safety features as part of our PQI Ready-to-Fly initiatives:

  • More hand sanitizing stations
  • New acrylic barriers at ticketing counters, TSA lines and gate areas
  • Blocked off seating to allow for social distancing
  • Added floor stickers to encourage social distancing
  • Mandatory face masks for all airport employees in the Passenger Terminal
  • Additional cleaning

How much time should I allow for PQI screening in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Presque Isle International Airport recommends you arrive one hour and fifteen minutes prior to departure if you are checking bags. If you are just bringing a carry on, it is recommending you arrive one hour prior to departure. While elements of the TSA screening process may take longer due to COVID-19, TPA has not seen an increase in checkpoint wait times.

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