With Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) continuing to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to welcome many airline passengers to the Grand Strand to enjoy the area’s golf courses, beaches and entertainment options. Here are some highlights of key items you’ll need to know as you embark on your air travel journey.
Check ahead on flight statuses. With airline operating capacity fluctuating nationwide in recent weeks, schedule changes and cancellations have become common. You can check MYR’s arrivals and departures page for flight status updates. If you need to change or cancel your flight itinerary, contact your airline directly.
Car rental companies stationed at MYR continue to operate as normal. Valet parking services at MYR are temporarily suspended, but all other parking options remain available. Taxi companies and transportation-for-hire companies (Uber, Lyft) make their operating decisions independent of MYR’s operational status, and inquiries for these companies should be made directly to them. Uber and Lyft now require all drivers and passengers to wear face coverings.
Pack your mask. Every airline operating at MYR now requires face coverings for travel, and includes the entire flight process – during check-in, boarding, inflight and deplaning. Effective June 1, Frontier began conducting temperature screenings of all passengers, and prohibiting any passenger with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher from boarding their aircraft. For the most up-to-date and accurate information on specific airline policies and guidelines, be sure to check with your airline directly.
Upon departing the airport, you’ll be asked to adhere to the mask ordinances that have now been in place since early July by Grand Strand-area municipalities and counties. These ordinances now require that masks be worn in public spaces (including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations) where social distancing cannot be followed.
And though masks are not mandated for play at our golf courses, you’ll need to keep them handy if you want to enter the clubhouse.