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Information on How Passengers can Travel Safely Throughout DEN

DENVER – Sept. 4, 2020 – Denver International Airport (DEN) is anticipating nearly 160,000 travelers to pass through TSA checkpoints throughout the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-Sept. 8, 2020).

Today, Friday, Sept. 4, is projected to be the busiest day of the weekend with nearly 40,000 travelers expected to pass through TSA checkpoints at DEN. Thus far this summer, the busiest day through DEN’s TSA checkpoints was Sunday, Aug. 16, with 39,072 passengers. Although DEN travel volume is at a high in this current environment, traffic remains low due to the pandemic. To compare, in 2019, 335,760 passengers traveled through TSA checkpoints at DEN throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2019).

The safety and well-being of our passengers and employees is our number-one priority. For everyone’s safety, face masks or coverings are required for all passengers, employees and visitors and they must cover your nose and mouth. Additionally, DEN has made several proactive enhancements to our facility and our cleaning procedures to help reduce the spread of illnesses.

  • Hand Sanitizing Stations: DEN has installed over 100 hand sanitizing stations in high-touch areas around the airport
  • Disinfecting Wipe Dispensers: Each gate area is equipped with disinfecting wipe dispensers for passengers to take a wipe onboard to sanitize their seat on the plane
  • Frequent Cleaning: Crews clean our public areas and restrooms frequently and intensely with approved disinfecting products
  • Informational Signage: Look for signage around the airport reminding passengers to wear a mask and maintain physical distance
  • Shuttle Cleaning: Shuttles from DEN parking lots have hand sanitizer onboard are being sprayed with disinfectant and sanitized regularly with CDC-recommended cleaning supplies
  • Dining and Shopping: Dining areas have been reconfigured to limit seating to ensure appropriate physical distancing and many restaurants offer grab and go options
  • Face Coverings: Face coverings are required by everyone in the public space
  • Plexiglas Barriers: Plexiglas barriers have been placed at check-in counters, TSA document screening and airline podiums
  • Disabled Hand Dryers and Drinking Fountains: Hand dryers and drinking fountains have been disabled to limit the spread of germs
  • Social Distancing: Floor decals have been placed in many areas of queuing indicating where people should stand, and TSA lines have been reconfigured to allow space between queues
  • Touchless Payment: Procedures for touchless payment have been implemented where possible

As always, travelers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure. Passengers should also be aware of detours due to construction around the airport. Great Hall construction continues with impacts on the center of the terminal and exterior curbside:

  • Traffic lane closures on Level 6 (passenger drop-off) between Doors 606 and 610 (west side) and Doors 607 and 611 (east side)
    – Passenger drop-off areas will be open on either side of the construction area
  • Traffic lane closures on Level 5 (ground transportation) between Doors 506 and 510 (west side) and Doors 507 and 511 (east side)
  • Traffic lane closures on Level 4 (passenger pickup) between Doors 406 and 410 (west side) and Doors 407 and 411 (east side)

As a reminder, the Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert shuttle lots are closed as well as the East Economy Lot. The West Economy Lot and the East and West parking garages remain open. There are also multiple off-airport shuttle lots available.

For other traveler information and to see which shops and restaurants at DEN are open, visit www.flydenver.com.


Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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