If it’s your first time traveling during the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ll notice a host of new rules and restrictions in place. Follow these tips and make your journey to Jamaica go off without a hitch:
- Before committing to anything, find out if any travel restrictions apply — in both your origin and destination. Stay informed with the latest updates by checking government websites.
- Wear a face mask even during airport screening. A TSA employee will require you to lower your mask temporarily for ID purposes.
- To reduce the potential of cross-contamination, place your boarding pass on the scanner yourself and then hold it up for inspection. Do not hand your pass directly to a TSA agent.
- TSA is now permitting passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on baggage. This will have to be removed from your bag for screening.
- Empty everything from your pockets, like your small change and phone, and place them in your carry-on rather than the bins. This will minimize handling during screening.
- If you want to take food through security screening, put it in a clear plastic bag and then into a screening bin. This lessens the likelihood that a TSA employee will need to touch your food container or carry-on bag for closer inspection.