Traveler Advisory Regarding COVID-19

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is committed to keeping our passengers and staff members as healthy and safe as possible. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact the travel industry, the airport is working around the clock to provide extra cleaning in the terminal’s high-touch areas, ensuring our staff has the appropriate tools and gear to clean safely, and to minimize the impact on the traveler whenever possible.

SBP is actively monitoring the situation and following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as maintaining close contact with the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and other federal and state agencies. We will continue to update our operating procedures as additional recommendations become available.

In order for travelers to minimize the risk of spreading germs, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak, many airlines are providing itinerary changes free of charge. For information about specific travel plans, please check with your airline before arriving at the airport. Airport staff is not able to assist with your airline-related questions. Below are links to COVID-19 information from each airline that serves San Luis Obispo:

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Contour Airlines
United Airlines

We understand that wait times with airline call centers are currently high, but please be patient. You may also consider contacting your airline on social media or via each airline’s mobile app.

COVID Testing: The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport does not currently offer COVID-19 testing. For testing information in San Luis Obispo County, visit the County website at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
County of San Luis Obispo:
U.S. Department of State Guidance for International Travel:


UPDATE: 5/29/2020

Beginning Friday, May 29, the on-airport Spirit of San Luis is available for dine-in seating. The restaurant’s modified hours and menu can be found here.

UPDATE: 5/11/20

Beginning Monday, May 11, all airlines currently serving the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will require passengers to use face coverings while onboard. Please see each airline’s policies below.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

United Airlines

 UPDATE: 3/20/20 3:14pm

In an effort to keep our staff healthy and able to continue to serve our customers the airport administrative offices have been closed to the public. To contact our office for assistance the best method will be to email us at

UPDATE: 3/18/20 12:27pm
Contour Airlines Suspends Service at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Click here to learn more.

UPDATE: 3/18/20 9:58am
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant’s hours have changed. Please call the Spirit of San Luis at (805) 549-9466 for more information.

UPDATE: 3/17/20 11:38am
Notice to employees and tenants, we have reduced badging office hours until further notice. The badging office will only be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm.

UPDATE: 3/17/20 10:57am
Rental car operators have adjusted their hours. Please view our ground transportation page for more details.

UPDATE: 3/16/20 11:15am
The mobile TSA PreCheck event at San Luis Obispo airport has been canceled until further notice.