Peoria International Airport

COVID-19 Information

The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, which operates and manages General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) and Mt. Hawley Airport (3MY), is following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Peoria County Health Department (PCHD) as well as our airlines and tenants to help protect our passengers from COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Is quarantine required if I fly in and out of PIA?

Quarantine is not required at this time. After landing, simply keep moving to your destination as you would typically.

Are you conducting health screenings?

The Peoria International Airport is currently not conducting passenger health screenings.

Do I need to show that I am COVID Negative?

The Peoria International Airport is not currently requiring passengers to show a negative test result.  If your final destination or connecting hub is requiring proof, you will need to follow the guidelines set by that airport and/or airline. 

Do you perform testing at the airport?

We do not perform testing at this time.  You can contact your local health department to see what testing sites are available, or check with your local pharmacy, CVS, Walgreens or Hy-Vee.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

In accordance with TSA Security Directive (SD) 1542-21-01; Security Measures – Face Mask Requirements.  The SD is issued to implement the January 21, 2021, Executive Order on promoting measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by travelers within the United States and those who enter the country from abroad.  The SD also supports enforcement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order mandating masks issued on January 29, 2021.

The following measures have been instituted as of January 31, 2021:

Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in and on the airport and failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry.

Refusing to wear a mask in or on the airport is a violation of federal law; individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.

For Specific Airline requirements, please visit their individual pages:

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Effective April 18, 2022

Safety Measures taken at PIA

For additional information on COVID-19

Flight Cancellations, Rebooking and Future Travel Information

We encourage travelers to check with their airline for current information, rebooking procedures and travel policies:

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Policies

Use the following link to check Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Policies:

Food and Beverages at PIA

Food and beverages are available before and after the security checkpoint at The Junction.  In addition, the gift shop provides snack options, post security and 24-hr Vending Machines are located in the Meet and Greet area on the public side of the airport terminal as well across from Gates 7 and 8 on the air side of the airport terminal. 

PIA Shuttle Service

Shuttle service has been suspended at this time.  For shuttle assistance please call PIA Airport Operations, (309)697-8272, ext.110, or pick up a white courtesy phone.

Social Distancing

Proper social distancing guidelines of six feet or more are being followed at the airport including barriers at airline ticketing and gate desks and floor decals to mark proper social distance.

General Passenger Precautions

We encourage all travelers and visitors to PIA to take the following personal precautions listed below by the CDC:

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For more information, contact:

Gene Olson, Director of Airports
Phone: 309-697-8272
Email: golson@flypia.com