If it’s your first time traveling during the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ll notice a host of new rules and standards in place. Take note of these tips and make your journey to North Carolina a smooth one:
- Find out if any travel restrictions apply to your destination and origin before booking your flight. Also check if there are any conditions you’ll need to follow on arrival, such as taking a COVID-19 test.
- You must wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, even at screening checkpoints. You should be prepared to adjust your mask to verify your identity when asked by a TSA employee.
- Instead of handing a TSA agent your boarding pass, place it directly on the scanner yourself. After that, hold it up for inspection.
- One liquid hand sanitizer container is now allowed in your carry-on baggage. It must not be larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll have to take it out of your bag for X-ray screening.
- 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 officer will need to open and touch your bag for inspection.