As of July 4th, 2020, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area.
Cities within the Myrtle Beach Area have mandated that masks be worn in public spaces, including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as long as beachgoers maintain social distancing.
City of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach City Council approved an Executive Order requiring that face masks be worn within the City of Myrtle Beach. The order goes into effect on July 2 at 11:59 pm. The order will remain in effect for 60 days or until rescinded. The final version will be posted on the city's website once available.
North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that requires people to wear face coverings in public spaces. The ordinance went into effect on July 2 at 12:00 pm.
City of Georgetown
City leaders in the City of Georgetown passed an ordinance requiring the use of face masks in public. The ordinance went into effect on July 3 at 9:00 am.
Georgetown County Council passed an ordinance requiring the use of face masks in public. The ordinance went into effect on July 3 at 9:00 am.
Food, drinks and travel essentials will continue to be available in the terminal. Some restaurants are temporarily closed and others have right-sized their terminal offerings to accommodate adjusted passenger volume levels. The restaurants that are open and operating are listed below. Please be advised that schedules are regularly adjusted to accommodate passenger traffic and some restaurants may only operate on specific days.
OPEN (schedules vary)
Our valet parking program is temporarily suspended until further notice.
All other parking options are available.
Car rental companies continue to operate as normal. Schedules may be changed or reduced; please contact your car rental agency to confirm availability.
Taxi companies and other transportation-for-hire companies such as Uber and Lyft are able to make operational decisions independent of the status of operations at Myrtle Beach International Airport. Inquiries for those companies should be directed to them.
Uber and Lyft now require drivers and passengers to wear face masks.
As airlines reduce capacity nation-wide, schedule changes and cancellations have frequently occurred. Travelers should check on the status of their flight prior to arriving at the airport. You can find updated arrival and departure information, here.
Travelers wishing to change or cancel their itinerary should contact their airlines directly. Contact information for all airlines with service at MYR can be found, here.
Many airlines are offering fee waivers for changes and cancellations. As a reminder, wait times are estimated to be longer than usual due to increased demand. Airlines are requesting that customers wait until 48 hours prior to their flight so that they may assist guests with immediate travel needs. Some reservations are eligible to be canceled online; refer to your airline's website for details.
All airlines operating at MYR require face coverings for travel. This includes the entire travel journey -- during check-in, boarding, inflight and deplaning. As of July 25th, masks with exhaust valves are prohibited and will not be accepted on Delta Airlines. For the most accurate information on specific policies and restrictions, please contact your airline.
All travelers are encouraged to follow CDC guidance, including frequent hand-washing and staying home when ill.
Effective June 1st, Frontier began conducting temperature screenings of all passengers. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed on the aircraft.
TSA recently announced changes they are implementing to the security screening process to reduce the potential for cross-contamination at security checkpoints, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Over the next few weeks, passengers should expect to:
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily in airplanes and the risk of infection while traveling by air is low.
The airport recommends all passengers and employees strictly adhere to the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US/SC Departments of Health, including: