With new COVID-19 safety measures in effect, travel looks a bit different today. Here are some useful things to know before you hop on that plane to Nepal:
- Before committing to anything, check if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Stay informed with the latest updates by reviewing government and travel websites.
- You must wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, including at screening checkpoints. You should be prepared to lower your mask for ID verification when asked by a TSA employee.
- To avoid cross-contamination, position your boarding pass on the reader yourself and then hold it up for inspection. Do not hand your pass directly to a TSA employee.
- You’re permitted to take one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 oz (350 ml) in your carry-on baggage. You’ll have to remove it for X-ray screening.
- Empty your personal items from your pocket, like your small change and phone, and place them in your carry-on rather than into bins. This will reduce handling during the screening process.
- Transport all food items in a clear plastic bag and also place them in a screening bin. Separating food from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA employee will need to open and touch your bag for inspection.