COVID-19 has affected how the world works in endless ways, including our approach to travel. These tips will help you better understand these new challenges and get you ready for your journey to Scotland:
- Before booking your flight, see if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Get up-to-date information by reviewing government and travel websites.
- When you pass through airport screening, do not remove your face mask. You will be asked to briefly lower it to verify your identity. Those who refuse to wear a face mask may face civil penalties and may also be escorted from the terminal.
- You’re no longer required to hand your boarding pass (paper or electronic) directly to a TSA officer. Rather, place your pass on the scanner and then hold it up for inspection.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer is now allowed in your carry-on bag. It must be no larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll need to remove it from your bag at the X-ray machine for scanning.
- Empty your personal items from your pocket, like your phone, keys and wallet, and place them in your carry-on instead of into bins. This will reduce handling during the screening process.
- Transport all food items in a clear plastic bag and also put them in a screening bin. Separating food from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA officer will need to touch and open your bag for inspection.