LAX to restrict access to three groups

Due to limited flight and passenger activity, social distancing directives, terminal cleaning and sanitizing protocols, construction LAX’s Central Terminal Area (CTA) will restrict access to only: Ticketed airline passengers and persons meeting, accompanying or assisting them (airline check-in counters and federal passenger security screening will be open depending upon flight schedules for each terminal); and airport and city personnel whose employment requires their presence. 

In March, LAX implemented a night time closure policy between midnight and 5 a.m. The full-time closure to the general public is an expansion of that policy. Violators will be asked to leave. Those who refuse to comply are subject to arrest and misdemeanor prosecution.  

The closure to the public is similar to policies at other airports, including Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Signage is being posted on and around airport property informing the public of the closure and the and websites have been updated with this information.