With strict COVID-19 precautions to follow, travel looks a bit different in this day and age. These are some helpful things to know before you head off to Bahamas:
- Research if any travel restrictions apply to your destination and origin before booking. Also check if there are any special conditions you’ll have to follow on arrival, such as undergoing health assessments.
- When you go through airport screening, keep your face mask on. You will be required to lower it briefly for identification purposes. Those who refuse to wear a face mask may face civil penalties and may also be denied boarding.
- You’re no longer required to hand your boarding pass (electronic or paper) directly to a TSA officer. Rather, place your pass on the scanner and then hold it up for the agent to visually inspect it.
- You are now permitted to take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your carry-on baggage. This will need to be removed for screening.
- Remove personal items from your pockets, like your wallet, keys and phone, and place them in your carry-on instead of into bins. This will minimize handling during screening.
- Separate any food you’re carrying for screening. Food items often set off the alarm. Placing them in a clear plastic bag and into a bin reduces the need for a TSA agent to touch and inspect your belongings.