COVID-19 may have changed how we travel, but it hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm for exploring. Here are some tips on how to navigate travel’s new challenges:
- Investigate if any travel restrictions apply to your origin and destination before committing to a flight. Also check if there are any requirements you’ll need to follow on arrival, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
- Wear a face mask during airport screening. A TSA officer will require you to temporarily lower your mask to verify your identity.
- Instead of handing a TSA officer your boarding pass, position it straight on the scanner yourself. Then, hold it up for inspection.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer is now allowed in your carry-on baggage. It must not be larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll need to remove it from your bag for screening.
- Place any personal items (e.g, keys, phone and wallet) in your carry-on rather than a bin to minimize handling during screening.
- Transport any food items in a clear plastic bag and also put them in a screening bin. Keeping your food separate from your carry-on means it’s less likely a TSA employee will need to open and touch your bag for inspection.