Flying for the holidays? Get through Sky Harbor Airport with these pandemic travel tips – The Arizona Republic

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising unchecked, this holiday travel season will look different than in years past.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against nonessential travel and urges that you cancel any holiday travel plans if you can. 

Still, you may have a reason you need to travel this season. Know that if you do decide to travel, whether it be by land or by air, you need to really think through your plans to prevent yourself from being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.

Here’s what to know if you’re flying through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport this holiday season.

Know the quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements 

The number of states and cities that are implementing travel restrictions and COVID-19 testing requirements changes daily. California has regional stay-home orders in some areas that restrict hotels from honoring out-of-state reservations. Make sure you understand the requirements of your home state and your destination before departing. 

If you’re flying internationally on American Airlines, consider downloading its VeriFLY app. It will help you verify that you have all the correct documentation so you won’t be denied entry at your destination.