With strict COVID-19 precautions in effect, travel looks a bit different these days. Here’s what you need to know before you jet off to Maryland:
- Before booking anything, check if any travel restrictions or bans apply — in both your origin and destination. Keep informed with the latest updates by reviewing official government websites.
- You’re required to wear a face mask at the airport, even at screening checkpoints. Be prepared to lower your mask for ID purposes when asked.
- Avoid handing your boarding pass (electronic or paper) directly to a TSA employee. Instead, you should position the pass on the scanner and then hold it up for inspection.
- One liquid hand sanitizer container is now allowed in your carry-on luggage. It must be no larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll need to remove it from your bag for X-ray scanning.
- To reduce handling during the screening process, place personal items such as your keys, wallet, phone and belt into your carry-on rather than into the bins.
- Transport any 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 officer will need to open your bag for inspection.