With the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling now comes with a few more challenges than usual. Take a look at these valuable tips before jumping on your plane to British Columbia:
- Before you lock in a flight, see if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your origin and destination. Get up-to-date information by reviewing government travel advisories.
- You’re required to wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, including at screening checkpoints. Be prepared to adjust your mask for ID verification when asked by a TSA employee.
- Rather than handing a TSA officer your boarding pass, position it straight on the reader yourself. Then, 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 luggage. This will have to be removed from your bag and presented for screening.
- To minimize handling during screening, place personal items such as your phone and loose change into your carry-on rather than the bins.
- Transport your food items in a clear plastic bag and also place them in a screening bin. Keeping food separate from your carry-on means it’s less likely a TSA employee will need to open your bag for inspection.