With new rules, restrictions and safety measures in place, travel looks a lot different right now. Here’s what you should know before you head off to Mexico:
- Before committing to anything, see if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your origin and destination. Keep informed with the latest updates by checking government travel advisories.
- Requirements state that you must wear a face mask at the airport, even at screening checkpoints. You should be prepared to adjust your mask to verify your identity when asked by a TSA officer.
- To reduce the possibility of cross-contamination, place your boarding pass on the reader yourself and then hold it up for inspection. Do not hand your boarding pass directly to a TSA officer.
- You are now permitted to take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your carry-on luggage. This will need to be removed for X-ray screening.
- Remove personal items from your pocket, such as your wallet, phone and small change, and place them in your carry-on instead of the bins. This will minimize handling during the screening process.
- If you want to take food through the screening checkpoint, put it in a clear plastic bag and then into a scanning bin. This reduces the likelihood that a TSA employee will need to touch your carry-on bag or food container for closer inspection.