COVID-19 has affected how the world works in all kinds of ways, including how and where we’re able to travel. The following tips will help you understand these new challenges and prepare you for your vacation in Connecticut:
- Find out what, if any, restrictions or rules apply to both your destination and origin. It may not be possible to travel depending on local circumstances, so remember to check government advisories before booking.
- Keep your face mask on even during airport screening. A TSA employee will ask you to temporarily lower your mask for ID purposes.
- You’re no longer required to hand your boarding pass directly to a TSA officer. Rather, you should position the pass on the scanner and then hold it up to allow the agent to visually inspect it.
- One liquid hand sanitizer container is now allowed in your carry-on bag. It must be no larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll have to take it out of your bag at the X-ray machine for scanning.
- Place any personal items (phone, wallet and keys) in your carry-on rather than a bin to reduce handling during the screening process.
- Separate any food you have for X-ray scanning. Putting it in a clear plastic bag and into a bin reduces the need for a TSA employee to touch and inspect your belongings.