Traveling, especially air travel has turned out to be a major safety concern in this COVID-hit world. With the approaching holiday season, many might be planning to fly to/out of the US to be with their families, and it is extremely important that travelers take utmost care every step of their journey to ensure their safety.
As it starts with choosing a safe airport, you could consider checking the Safe Travel Score issued to airports by the Safe Travel Barometer, the world’s most comprehensive database of traveler health and safety measures announced by travel brands. It has assessed more than 200 airports across 20 parameters ‘applicable to an in-airport experience across the air-side and the landside’. We have listed the safest airports in America with a Safe Travel Score exceeding 4.0. This score is ‘an indicator of the preparedness of the travel industry as part of the new normal’.
Airports in America with a Safe Travel Score of 4.3
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Boston-Logan International Airport
- Newark Liberty International Airport
These top 3 safest airports in America have adopted touchless initiatives like contactless baggage drop, contactless check-in, and immigration kiosks. Restrooms are also touch-free at Boston-Logan International Airport. The safety measures followed at these airports include the thermal screening of staff and passengers, frequent disinfestation of high-touch areas, and socially-distanced seating arrangement inside the gate and at queuing, waiting, and dining areas. JKF, BOS, and EWR airports are also providing the on-arrival COVID-19 testing facility.
Airports in America with a Safe Travel Score of 4.2
- Philadelphia International Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Besides the touch-free baggage drop, check-in, and immigration services, these airports in America are recognized for the implementation of rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures for the safety of the passengers. While Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in America is providing the travelers with face masks and hand sanitizers, the other four airports require passengers to bring their own masks but provide hand sanitizers. As for the provision of RT-PCR testing upon arrival, SFO and LAX airports have this facility.
Airports in America with a Safe Travel Score of 4.1
DFW airport, which follows CDC as well as state and local public health guidelines, stands at 9th position among the safest airports in America. The airport follows proper social distancing protocols at the airport’s security checkpoints, check-in counters, and other physical layouts. It has contactless options for baggage drop, check-in, immigration processes, and the sanitation of high-touch surfaces is being carried out with electrostatic sprays and disinfectants approved by the EPA.