Covid: What to take into account when entering the United States?
What is the easiest way to access downtown Washington DC by public transportation?
Which is the closest metro station?
Where is the Uber or Lyft Airport pickup location?
Where is the taxi pick up location?
Is there free internet access?
How to transfer between the concourses?
What to do in case of a long layover?
What to do in case of loss of valuables or luggage?
Is there a luggage storage service?
Is there any free parking area in Dulles airport?
Are there currency exchange desks?
Are there designated areas for smoking at the airport?
As of November 8, the United States frees its borders for the entry of foreigners if there is a need for an essential reason, although this release involves meeting a series of requirements.
Those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before traveling and must present a negative test for covid-19 made a maximum of 24 hours before the trip. Both PCR and antigen will be accepted.
It should be noted that at the moment the United States only accepts vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac. This requirement excludes hundreds of millions of people in places like India, Russia, Mexico or Argentina, who have received the vaccine from other brands such as Sputnik V. However, approval of the Russian vaccine by the WHO is expected shortly.
Citizens or residents should not present proof of vaccination, but in that case the negative test must have been obtained only one day before the trip.
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COVID-19 Testing Available from Dulles International
They are conducted through XpresCheck, on the baggage claim level near gate 2 daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Test options include a quick test, with results available as early as 30 minutes, and a PCR test, with results available in one to three days. To schedule an appointment, visit XpresCheck.com and select "Virginia - IAD."
The Fairfax Connector buses Route 981 and 983 and the Metro 5A ($7.50 usd), run to the Museum’s area in Washington DC. On the other hand Megabus go to Union Station (central station) (19 usd). Learn more
The Fairfax Connector Route 983 (USD 2.00), the Metro bus 5A and the Silver line express bus connect the airport with Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station (Silver Line) in 10 minutes. Learn more
Customers can meet their ride outside the Main Terminal on the Arrivals Level. Uber or Lyft pickup locations at Dulles airport are subject to change, so to find your pickup location, always check the app after you request a ride. Fares to Arlington and Washington DC ranges between 50 and 60 usd. Learn more
Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International exclusively, with 24-hour service to and from the Airport. From the Terminal, Arrivals Level - Baggage Claim, customers should proceed DOWN the ramp at Doors 2 or 6. Signage inside the Terminal directs travelers to the taxi. Fares to Arlington and Washington DC ranges between 60 and 70 usd. Learn more
Yes, there is free Wi-Fi internet access in all concourses. To connect, turn on Wi-Fi on your device, choose the "FlyDulles" network.
AeroTrain is the automated airport train system for Washington Dulles International Airport, connecting passengers (the 24 hours) between the Terminal and the midfield A, B and C-Gates.
There are many duty free shops and dining options (Dunkin' Donuts is open 24 hours in Concourse D). Dulles airport also offer a number of other amenities including Nursing Rooms, Interfaith Chapels, Wellness Spas, Charging Stations, Kids Play Area and Pet Relief Areas. In turn, there are several VIP lounges with beverages, food, workstations, etc. In case you have several hours, you can opt for the Marriott hotel located in front of the terminal, for a rest without interruptions.
If you lost an item onboard your airplane, please contact your airline. If you lost an item in the terminal, call Lost & Found at 703-572-8479 - Call: 703-572-8479, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4p.m. (Closed Weekends) or fill the Lost and Found Form.
The Dulles Lost and Found office is located on the Arrivals Level - Baggage Claim, just behind Baggage Claim 2.
Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security regulations, Dulles International currently does not provide a designated storage area for luggage. Please contact your airline to see if they will accept your checked baggage earlier than normal.
The Cell Phone Lot is an up to 1 hour free parking passenger pick-up zone, in both, departure and arrivals waiting area. Learn more.
There are several international currency exchange desks: Departures-Ticketing Level - East and West, top of the escalators, Concourses A/B: Gate A32, Concourse C: Gate C8 and C12, Concourse D: Gate D16 and International Arrivals Building near the exit, oppostie the baggage recheck counters
In addition to smoking areas outside of the Terminal, there are also smoking lounges in Concourses B, C and D.