Coronavirus Response

COVID-19 Testing

The Arizona Department of Health Services is offering free COVID-19 tests in the passenger terminal and the Economy Lot.

Passenger Terminal Testing Site - 6033 South Sossaman Road, Mesa
COVID-19 testing at the Charles L. Williams Passenger Terminal is for ticketed passengers only on a voluntary basis and available only on the day of travel. If you are traveling through Gateway Airport and would like to take advantage of this program, visit to sign up for an appointment. Please note, the testing site is located after you pass through the TSA Security Checkpoint.

Economy Lot Testing Site - 7255 East Ray Road, Mesa
Anyone is eligible to be tested at the Economy Lot testing site. Visit to sign up for an appointment. Upon entering the Economy Lot, take a yellow parking token. Present the token at check in and you will receive a $2 voucher valid for one hour of parking in the Economy Lot. At the lot exit, put your token in the machine then scan the voucher barcode.

What We're Doing

With the growing concerns of travelers, we want to ensure all passengers and airport visitors that we are proactively working to reduce the potential risk of exposure within our terminal. Our janitorial staff have always made cleanliness of our facility a priority and will continue to complete thorough cleanings, as well as more frequent attention to heavy touch points. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority is staying connected to state and federal partners as they monitor the virus and will update this page as changes happen. Our Stay Healthy, Fly Safe initiative includes the following safety measures:

  • Thorough cleaning of high touchpoint surfaces in the terminal.
  • Plexiglass barriers at the ticket counters.
  • Hand sanitizer at gates and restrooms.
  • Signage, floor markings, and spaced out seating to encourage social distancing.
  • Airport staff are required to wear masks in the terminal.

Measures taken by the airlines and TSA:
  • Allegiant and Swoop - Allegiant requires a face covering for your entire travel experience. For passengers departing Gateway Airport, this means a face covering is required from when you enter the ticketing building through boarding the aircraft (if you don't have a face cover, complimentary masks will be provided). Swoop requires a face covering onboard the aircraft. For arriving passengers, please know that once you enter the terminal after leaving the aircraft, Maricopa County is requiring face coverings when social distancing is not possible. Please visit the Maricopa County's website for more information. For more information on Allegiant and Swoop's requirements and safety measures, please visit Allegiant's Going the distance for health and safety webpage and Swoop's COVID-19 Information Center.
  • TSA - Coronavirus information

Airline Service

As of now, Allegiant and Swoop continue operations while WestJet has suspended service. For any questions relating to flights, past or present, please contact your airline directly:

What You Can Do

We can all do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • When picking up family and friends, park in the cell phone lot and wait until your passengers are curbside before picking them up.
  • Don't enter the terminal unless your are a passenger.

For more information on COVID-19, steps you can take to prevent illness, and important updates, please visit the CDC's website or the Maricopa County Health Department's website.

What You Need to Know

If you have an upcoming flight in or out of Gateway, please note the following:

  • Allegiant requires departing passengers to wear a face covering beginning in ticketing and through the remainder of passengers' air travel experience. Complimentary face masks are available in ticketing and at the TSA Security Checkpoint.
  • Swoop requires a face covering for all passengers onboard the aircraft. Find more information at Swoop's on COVID-19 Information Center.
  • Arriving passengers are required to wear a face covering when a social distance of at least six feet is not possible, per Maricopa County requirements. More information can be found on the Maricopa County website.
  • The rental car companies have modified their hours of operation. The rental car counters will open at 7:00 AM every day and close after the last arriving flight each day except Tuesday when they close at 9:00 PM. Please make your reservation in advance.
  • Transportation companies including taxi, ride share, shuttle, and sedan may have limited or suspended service. Please contact providers directly for availability, advanced reservations, and safety requirements such as face coverings. Visit our Transportation page for a list of licensed transportation providers.
  • Copper Plate Bar & Grill, O.H.S.O. Brewery, and Panera will be open for busy flight times.
  • The Phoenix and Saguaro Mercantile are open. View more information on the Restaurants & Shops page.
  • All parking lots are open. Visit the Parking page for lot information and a map.