Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, traveling today comes with a few more challenges than usual. Keep in mind these worthwhile tips before jumping on your flight to Minnesota:
- Know the restrictions and rules in both your destination and origin. You may not be able to travel depending on local circumstances, so don’t forget to check before you book.
- When you go through airport checkpoints, do not remove your face mask. You will be asked to briefly lower it for identification purposes. Anyone refusing to wear a mask may face civil penalties and may also be denied boarding.
- To reduce the possibility 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 employee.
- You can take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your carry-on baggage. You’ll need to remove it for screening.
- Empty your personal items from your pocket, such as your wallet, coins and keys, and place them in your carry-on instead of the bins. This will reduce handling during the screening process.
- If you’re taking food through the security checkpoint, put it in a clear plastic bag and then into a screening bin. This reduces the likelihood that a TSA agent will need to touch your food container or carry-on bag for inspection.