California re-opened but mask restrictions remain at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – June 15, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the news that the State of California has progressed away from most COVID-19-related restrictions, including wearing a mask in public. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to reduce the spread of the virus, the Presidential Executive Order issued January 21, 2021 requires masks to be worn in airports and on commercial aircraft.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) consistent with the order and TSA’s authority, directs masks continue to be worn to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during air travel and at the airport. The requirements in this directive apply to all individuals, including those already vaccinated.

In accordance with the directive, officials at OAK, the Alameda County Sheriff and the airlines operating at the airport will enforce the rule. The airport requests that everyone travel responsibly and follow the rules.

About Oakland International Airport  

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Media contact

Roberto Bernardo, Airport spokesperson 

Oakland International Airport

OAK 24-hour media only hotline: 510-563-6500


Media & Newsroom

Not sure who to contact or have a general question? Use our contact form to route your request