With new rules, restrictions and safety measures in effect, travel looks a bit different in this day and age. Here’s what you need to know before you hop on that plane to Colorado:
- Before you book a flight, check if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Stay informed with the latest updates by reviewing official government websites.
- You must wear a face mask at the airport, including at screening checkpoints. Be ready to lower your mask for identification purposes when asked by a TSA officer.
- Instead of handing a TSA employee your boarding pass, position it directly on the reader yourself. Then, hold it up for inspection.
- TSA now permits passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on baggage. This will need to be removed from your bag for scanning.
- Place any personal items (phone, keys and wallet) in your carry-on rather than a bin to minimize handling during screening.
- Transport your food items in a clear plastic bag and also place them in a screening bin. Keeping food separate from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA agent will need to touch and open your bag for inspection.