With new COVID-19 safety guidelines to adhere to, travel looks a bit different at present. These are some helpful things to know before you hop on that plane to Pennsylvania:
- Research if any travel restrictions apply to your origin and destination before locking in a flight. Also check if there are any conditions you’ll have to follow on arrival, such as testing and quarantining.
- You must wear a face mask at the airport, even at screening checkpoints. Be ready to lower your mask for ID verification when asked.
- To reduce the possibility of cross-contamination, place your boarding pass on the reader yourself and then hold it up for inspection. Do not hand your boarding pass directly to a TSA officer.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer is now allowed in your carry-on luggage. It must be no bigger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll need to take it out of your bag for X-ray scanning.
- Remove items from your pocket, like your small change and phone, and put them in your carry-on instead of the bins. This will reduce handling during screening.
- If you’re taking food through security screening, place it in a clear plastic bag and then into a screening bin. This lessens the likelihood that a TSA employee will need to handle your food container or carry-on bag for inspection.