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SBA prioritizes health and safety for passengers and staff. In doing so, SBA received the Airport Health Accreditation from Airport Council International (ACI).


Travel Safely


Important Standing Announcements from SBA

Face Covering Recommended At Santa Barbara Airport in English and Spanish
  • Masks are recommended at SBA.
    • TSA and CDC recommends that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.
  • Check with your airline often for the most up-to-date information regarding your flight and any other safety policies. 
  • For domestic & international travel advisories and restrictions, visit the CDC and U.S. Dept. of State websites for the most up-to-date information.
  • Visit the TSA COVID-19 website and TSA's Procedure Update to be fully prepared and know what to expect.
  • There is no requirement of COVID-19 documentation to travel in/out of SBA. 

Additional Safe Travel Tips

Santa Barbara Air Safe Air Travel Checklist
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  • Check in to your flight online or on your phone before arriving at the Airport to minimize touch points.
  • When going through security checkpoints, place your phone and any items in your pockets into your bag ahead of time. 
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, remember to cover your mouth with a tissue, even if wearing a mask. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow.
  • Utilize your sanitation products to disinfect your personal items that are frequently touched such as phone or water bottle.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with others, such as handshaking.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

This is an evolving situation and recommendations may change frequently. We strongly advise travelers to check with the above public health authorities for the most up-to-date information and guidelines.