The Miami-Dade Aviation Department says this week that it has closed Concourse G at Miami International Airport (MIA) due to reduced passenger traffic, but adds that some concessionaires remain open as the airport closely monitors the latest developments related to COVID-19.
MIA continues to be one of 13 U.S. airports approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to receive flights from the Schengen area of 26 European countries, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, under a White House proclamation that permits entry to the U.S. from those countries for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents only.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to provide additional screening to MIA passengers showing symptoms of a contagious disease, or to any passenger who has traveled to the Level 3 countries of China, Iran or South Korea in the last 14 days.
Dining locations and airline lounges at the airport are restricted to 50 percent capacity, and social distancing measures have been implemented, while standalone bars have been closed until further notice.
The American Airlines Admirals Club, near Gate D15, and LATAM VIP Lounge in Concourse J are temporarily closed, as are MIA’s Multi-Sensory Room, Plane Fun Children’s Area, Non-denominational Chapel, Military Hospitality Lounge and Yoga Room.
Airport staff is assisting the airlines and federal agencies with urging passengers to practice social distancing of at least six feet if they are waiting in a queue line.