At Greenville Spartanburg International Airport, the health and safety of our passengers is our top priority. We are committed, as always, to providing a safe and clean airport. GSP is continuously monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and is working closely with our employees, tenants and airline partners to proactively reduce the risk of COVID-19. We are staying in contact with federal, state, and industry experts to make sure that we have the latest updates on the spread of the virus and impacts to our region.
We have increased cleaning and sanitation efforts, on top of our normal 24/7 cleaning procedures. We have added additional hand sanitizers throughout the terminal as well as extensive signage reminding travelers how to avoid the spread of germs. Social distancing markers have been placed throughout the terminal. We continue to monitor cleanliness and the availability of supplies for proper handwashing and sanitizing public areas. We have added plexiglass dividers to all counters and registers and GSP staff will wear face masks in public areas of the terminal. We have medic and fire units on site who are trained as first responders and who can initiate appropriate medical and infectious disease protocols.
TSA has made some updates to their procedures, please click here for the full list. Officers continue to conduct thorough, standard screening for departing passengers, with no additional screening or temperature checks in place at this time.
The coronavirus is a fluid situation. We are constantly reviewing our emergency plans and are prepared to initiate additional protocols as needed. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates.
Due to the nationwide decrease in demand for air travel including at GSP, we are also making changes to our parking to serve you as efficiently as possible. Valet parking services and shuttle services are temporarily suspended.
Parking is available in Economy Lot 2 (formerly Economy Lot B) at a rate of $8 per day. Passengers are encouraged to allow extra time to make the short walk to the terminal. Parking Garage A and B are also open and offer close, covered parking at a rate of $16 per day. Please note that cash will not be accepted in the Parking Garages or Economy Lot 2.
Rental car services, accessible in Garage A, remain available.
Note that airlines at GSP require face masks for all passengers on board all flights. GSP requires face masks for all passengers and visitors in the terminal and encourages passengers to follow guidelines from the Center for Disease Control. Rideshare companies including Uber and Lyft may also require drivers and riders to wear face masks.
We encourage travelers to check with their airline and ground transportation provider for the latest requirements. We have provided a guide to restrictions at our domestic destinations here so you can Know Before You Go.
For the latest information on international travel advisories check with the US State Department.
For information on how the outbreak is impacting travel to and within South Carolina, please visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19.
Concessions and Retail
A variety of concessions remain available both before and after the security checkpoint. Restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Flatwood Grill, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. Retails stores Hudson News, Tech on the Go, and the Upstate Marketplace as well as automated retail kiosks are available for all of your pre-flight needs.
See the daily schedule below:
Post-Security (Grand Hall):
- Hudson News – 4:30 a.m. – last departure of the day. An additional Hudson News location is available on Concourse A.
- Dunkin’ Donuts – Open 4:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Chick-fil-A – Open 4 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.
- Palmetto Distillery – Open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed Sundays.
- The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck – Open 10 a.m. – last departure of the day.
- QDOBA Mexican Eats – Open 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Open 4 a.am – 7:30 p.m. Sundays.
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.
Travelers should check with their airline for the latest information and flight status updates.
How You Can Help
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is advising travelers to keep personal items like phones, wallets, and keys out of the constantly used bins. Instead, please secure these personal items in your carry-on bag to be screened.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s handwashing website.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Allow extra space between you and the person next to you when standing in any lines for screening or a flight, while shopping or dining, or while moving though the airport.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick.
Airport Health Accreditation
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, GSP has prioritized the health and safety of our passengers with rigorous cleaning standards in the airport. Our efforts have been endorsed by ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation Certificate, providing passengers peace of mind when traveling.
Accreditation is based on the assessment of cleaning, disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout and passenger communication. As part of the accreditation, GSP is expected to complete ongoing self-assessments and quality assurance, leading to a cycle of continuous improvement.