(As of March 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m.)
City of Myrtle Beach
All accommodations businesses in the City of Myrtle Beach, including hotels, motels, condo-hotels, rental properties, inclusive of private management companies and Airbnb, VRBO style lodging, plus public and private campgrounds:
All amusements designed to attract and accommodate visitors, are hereby ordered to close effective Friday, March 27, 2020, including but not limited to:
City of North Myrtle Beach
March 25, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - SC Gov. McMaster requests all SC visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks if staying two or more nights.
March 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Effective immediately, travelers arriving from the New York and Detroit metropolitan areas will undergo voluntary temperature screenings upon landing at MYR.
Subway and Chick-fil-A remain open, serving a limited menu.
Hours of Operation (subject to change):
Our valet parking program is temporarily suspended until further notice.
All other parking lots are open.
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.
As airlines reduce capacity nation-wide, some flight changes or cancellations may occur. 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.
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:
Why is the Airport open?
Airports are considered essential infrastructure. They provide critical services to communities in times of need. In addition to providing an outlet for passenger travel, MYR receives air cargo, while also serving the needs of government agencies including the military and various health organizations.
What is the Airport doing to fight the spread of COVID-19?
The Myrtle Beach International Airport remains committed to the safety and well-being of the traveling public, its employees and residents of the Grand Strand. In response to COVID-19, the Airport has continued an increased cleaning schedule, while additional signage has been placed in restrooms and hand sanitizing stations have been placed in high-traffic areas. Effective immediately, passengers arriving from heavily impacted areas are undergoing temperature screenings.
Will passengers be screened once they get off of the plane?
Voluntary temperature screenings of passengers arriving on nonstop flights from heavily impacted areas will occur immediately upon exiting the aircraft.
Which high-impact areas of travel will be targeted for screenings?
The New York and Detroit metropolitan areas*, or as otherwise identified and recommended by state and federal agencies. *Subject to change
Does MYR have any plans on limiting flights from other states prone to higher cases of COVID-19?
MYR is following the guidance of local, state and federal authorities and will continue to act in accordance with their guidelines.