With new COVID-19 safety measures in place, travel looks a bit different in this day and age. These are some handy things to know before you pack your suitcase for Chile:
- Before committing to anything, find out if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Get the latest updates by checking government and airport websites.
- Requirements state you must wear a face mask at the airport, even at screening checkpoints. Be prepared to adjust your mask for identification purposes when asked by a TSA officer.
- Do not hand your boarding pass directly to a TSA employee. Rather, you should position the pass on the scanner and then hold it up for the agent to visually inspect it.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer is now permitted in your carry-on luggage. It must not be larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll have to remove it from your bag for scanning.
- To minimize handling during the screening process, put items such as your phone, coins and keys into your carry-on instead of the bins.
- Transport any food items in a clear plastic bag and also place them in a screening bin. Separating food from your carry-on means it’s less likely a TSA agent will need to open your bag for inspection.