The COVID-19 outbreak has ushered in big changes to the way we travel. If you’re planning an escape to Uruguay, the following tips will help you navigate these new challenges:
- Investigate if any restrictions apply to both your destination and origin. You may not be able to travel depending on local circumstances, so remember to check before you book your flight.
- Wear a face mask during airport screening. A TSA employee will ask you to temporarily lower your mask to verify your identity.
- You’re no longer required to hand your boarding pass (electronic or paper) directly to a TSA officer. Rather, position your pass on the scanner and then hold it up to allow the agent to visually inspect it.
- TSA now allows passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on luggage. This will need to be removed from your bag and submitted for screening.
- To minimize handling during the screening process, place items such as your keys, wallet, phone and belt into your carry-on rather than the bins.
- Separate any food you’re carrying for X-ray screening. Placing it in a clear plastic bag and into a bin reduces the need for a TSA officer to handle and inspect your belongings.