Photo Credit: MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 21: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent helps travelers place their bags through the 3-D scanner at the Miami International Airport on May 21, 2019 in Miami, Florida. TSA has begun using the new 3-D computed tomography (CT) scanner in a checkpoint lane to detect explosives and other prohibited items that may be inside carry-on bags. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TSA Released 5 Tips For Traveling During Thanksgiving Holiday
If you’re planning to fly for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Transportation Security Administration has released a few tips to prepare for the upcoming season during a pandemic.
TSA is primarily reminding travelers to be aware that officers have mitigation efforts in place, such as wearing masks and gloves at the checkpoint, and they expect passengers to do the same.
Travelers will be asked to momentarily remove their masks to verify their identity and practice social distancing in the checkpoint line and when around TSA officers.
There will be ID verification without physical contact between the TSA officer and the traveler and passengers will be permitted to bring one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on luggage.
If you’re traveling with food, there are some special steps you will have to take when bringing food through the security checkpoint.
To reduce potential cross-contamination, the TSA recommends that food items are placed in a clear plastic bag. Upon entering the checkpoint, remove that clear bag with food and place it into the bin.
“If you can spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it, or pour it, pack it in a checked bag. For example, cranberry sauce, gravy, and wine in quantities larger than 100 ml or 3.4 ounces should go in a checked bag,” a statement reads on TSA’s website. “Cakes, pies, and casseroles can travel in carry-on luggage.”