Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling today comes with more challenges. Cast your eye over these worthwhile tips before jumping on your plane to Russia:
- Look into if any restrictions apply to both your destination and origin. It may not be possible to travel depending on local circumstances, so check before you book your flight.
- Requirements state you must wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, even at screening checkpoints. Be ready to adjust your mask for identification purposes when asked.
- Instead of handing a TSA officer your boarding pass, place it directly on the scanner yourself. When that’s done, hold it up for inspection.
- TSA now allows passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on bags. This will need to be removed from your bag at the X-ray machine for scanning.
- Remove items from your pocket, like your small change and phone, and place them in your carry-on rather than the bins. This will reduce handling during the screening process.
- Transport any food items in a clear plastic bag and also place them in a screening bin. Separating food from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA officer will need to open your bag for inspection.