Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to travel to Montana?
A negative test result is not required in order to travel to Montana. There is no statewide mask requirement, but masks are required in all U.S. airports and airlines. Please be familiar with the COVID restrictions in the area to which you are traveling.
Where can I get a COVID test for traveling?
If you are in the Bozeman area and need a COVID-19 test to travel, follow the steps here
How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?
It is recommended that you arrive two hours prior to the departure time for check-in and security screening. We encourage passengers to give themselves additional time during peak travel periods and inclement weather.
Can I still fly if I forgot or lost my ID?
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete a form to include your name and current address, and may ask additional questions to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening.
You will not be allowed to fly if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time to allow ample time for security screening and boarding the aircraft.
Do I need photo ID to board the plane?
All airlines require an unexpired form of local or federal government-issued photo ID, please see the TSA website below for up-to-date information:
If you have misplaced your photo ID, we recommend you contact your airline for further assistance.
What is REAL ID and will I still be allowed to use my Montana ID to board my flight?
TSA will continue to accept all valid IDs to board domestic commercial flights until May 3, 2023. At that time, every air traveler 18 years of age and
older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card,
state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of
identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.
for the latest information, FAQs, a list of locations offering REAL ID, costs, and the ability to schedule an appointment to get a REAL ID.
Is the terminal open 24 hours?
The terminal opens at 4:00AM and closes at 1:00 AM or 30 minutes after the last arrival (whichever is later).
Can I stay overnight in the terminal?
While the terminal building does close approximately 30 minutes after the last arrival, arrangements can be made to stay overnight in the building if needed. Please contact an Airport Public Safety Officer ahead of time on (406) 581-5490 for further information. The terminal re-opens at approximately 4:00am each day.
Where can I find information about TSA Pre Check?
Information regarding TSA's PreCheck program is available here: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck
. Please note that there is not an enrollment center at BZN, but occasional enrollment events. Information on upcoming events will be posted on the BZN website.
Can I bring [insert odd item here] with me in my checked or my carry-on bag?
We recommend using the “What Can I Bring?” tool on the tsa.gov
site. Learn what you can and can't take with you through the security checkpoint when you fly. Results will let you know if the item can be carried-on, packed in your checked baggage, or if it's not permitted for plane travel. The tool covers everything from CPAP machines to medication to baby food to e-cigarettes.
How do I transport a firearm when traveling by air?
You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted. Be aware that the container the firearm was in when purchased may not adequately secure the firearm when it is transported in checked baggage, nor do clam shell suitcases.
Firearms must be unloaded. TSA considers a weapon with a loaded magazine/clip
inserted in the magazine well a loaded firearm even though there is not a round
in the chamber.
More info on traveling with firearms and ammunition can be found here
Can I escort a child or someone needing help to the gate?
The passenger's airline can issue a pass for someone to escort an unaccompanied minor child, an elderly person or someone with physical challenges through the security screening checkpoint and to the gate. A pass can also be issued to meet passengers that need special assistance at the gate.
Please be aware that you are still required to show valid government issued photo identification. Allow plenty of time to complete this process with the airline at their ticket counter. It will be helpful if you alert the airline to this request when making reservations. Typically, the airline will only issue one pass. Therefore, you should not bring other children with you.
Does Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport offer free Wi-Fi?
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the terminal, BZN Guest.
Who should I contact if I need a wheelchair?
This service is provided by each airline. You should notify them when you make your airline reservation.
Is there currency exchange or money transfer at the airport?
Since we do not currently have scheduled international flights, the airport does not have foreign currency exchange or money transfer located at the airport. However, banks located in Bozeman and Belgrade provide this service to account holders for a fee. Due to this, we suggest that travelers exchange currency at an international hub or in their home country before arriving in Bozeman.
Can I report a safety issue?
Yes, if you have a concern about something at the Bozeman Airport, please let us know by completing a Maintenance Request here
. If it is urgent, you can also contact our Airport Public Safety Officers at (406) 581-5490.
Are there smoking areas once I pass the security checkpoint?
There are no smoking areas past security checkpoint. Smoking is permitted only in designated curbside areas on the first level.
Where do I find out how to safely fly my drone?
Before you fly your drone as a hobbyist or a commercial operator, it is important to know the rules and regulations surrounding drone operations. There are several resources including the Federal Aviation Administration's B4UFLY Mobile App
and this guide
to help you better understand the various regulations. You must now apply for authorization to fly near BZN through the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC
) system. This system allows drone pilots
to obtain near real-time airspace authorizations, if the user intends to fly
below pre-approved altitudes in controlled airspace.
Thank you for your commitment to drone safety.