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TSA Released Updated Screening Measures In Response To Covid-19 – St. John

St. John’s One Thing To Know: If You Need To Travel, There Are A Few Changes During TSA Screening!

As the weather gets nicer and we approach summer, many are ready to start traveling. It is not recommended at the moment to travel unless it is essential but TSA is getting ready to adjust to the new “Normal”.

The TSA announced a few updated screening Measures in Response To Covid-19.

FACE MASKS:

TSA officers will be required to wear facemarks and are encouraging travelers to wear them as well. Some airports have made this mandatory so plan ahead and contact your departing and arriving airport for more info.

You will be asked to move your mask down when verifying ID.

BOARDING PASSES:

The traveler will now be required to hold their own boarding pass and pass it through the reader themselves.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Visual reminders will be visible through various areas of the airports. When not, use best judgement and practice safe distancing.

FOOD

Food items should be packed in a separate, clear bag prior to screening. Travelers will be expected to remove the bag from their carry on and place it in a separate bin from their other luggage.

SMALL ITEMS

Travelers are being encouraged to place all small items like keys, belt, glasses, jewelry in your carry on ahead of time to eliminate having to place them in bins.

Note: For hand sanitizer they are being flexible of the 3.4 ounces or less rule for liquids and allowing up to 12 ounces per passenger.

Ellen Perez

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