With new COVID-19 safety measures to adhere to, travel looks a little different today. Here are a few things to know before you jet off to West Virginia:
- Find out if any travel restrictions apply to your origin and destination before booking anything. Also check if there are any conditions you’ll need to follow on arrival, such as mandatory quarantining.
- You must wear a face mask at the airport, even at screening checkpoints. You should be prepared to lower your mask for identification purposes when asked by a TSA officer.
- To reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination, position your boarding pass on the reader yourself and then hold it up for inspection. Do not hand your boarding pass directly to a TSA employee.
- You can take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your hand luggage. This will need to be taken out for X-ray screening.
- To minimize handling during screening, place items such as your loose change and phone into your carry-on rather than the bins.
- If you’re planning to take food through the screening checkpoint, place it in a clear plastic bag and then into a screening bin. This reduces the likelihood that a TSA agent will need to handle your carry-on bag or food container for inspection.