Traveling in the time of COVID19
TSA has taken many steps to keep travelers safe during the COVID19 pandemic. To learn more about what TSA is doing to keep airline passengers and crew safe visit https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus
You may wear your medical facemask during security screening but please remove your mask when you arrive at the TSA checkpoint so the TSA officer can verify your identity https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/medical-masks.
Expired Driver's License and REAL ID Extension
If your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are not able to renew your license at your states DMV, you may still use your driver's license at security checkpoints up to a year after your identification has expired. The deadline to obtain a real ID has been extended by one year and the new deadline for REAL ID is October 1, 2021.
Important travel requirements
When traveling domestically within the United States, it is important to check travel requirements on your destination State Department's website >> https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html Some states are requiring you to be tested for COVID19 before you arrive and / or quarantine for 14 days once you arrive at your destination.
The latest travel restrictions and advisories can be find on the Department of Homeland Security website >> https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 oz. container size is a security measure.
Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.
Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.
TSA working with our partners. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.
Acceptable Identification at check out include:
TSA: Prohibited Sharp Items
Box Cutters: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Ice Axes/Ice Picks: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Knives – except for plastic or round bladed butter knives: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Meat Cleavers: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Razor-Type Blades – such as box cutters, utility knives, and safety razor blades (disposable razors and their cartridges are permitted): Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Sabers: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
Scissors – metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches: Carry-on: Yes Checked: Yes
Swords – cutting or thrusting weapons, including fencing foils: Carry-on: No Checked: Yes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
For the full list of prohibited items go to the TSA Travel Website.
MyTSA Mobile Application Now Available
MyTSA has multiple functions, including the following tools:
To get MyTSA on your mobile device, type in www.tsa.gov/mobile.
You can find the MyTSA iPhone app on iTunes.
For any additional, up-to-date information with TSA, please visit their website: www.tsa.gov
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