TSA offers tips for flying during COVID-19 pandemic

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fewer people are flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but if you have to fly, the Transportation Security Administration has some tips for you.

  •  Bring hand sanitizer with you. TSA is currently allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice.
  • Bring wipes along with you. You are permitted to bring individually packaged alcohol or anti-bacterial wipes in carry-on or checked luggage.
  • Wear a mask if you like. You are allowed to wear masks during the security screening process; however, a TSA officer may ask you to adjust the mask to visually confirm your identity.

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  • If your license expired on or after March 1, don’t panic. If your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint.
  • Place items from your pockets into your carry-on bag. Prior to going through the security checkpoint, take the items from your pockets and place them into your carry-on bag so that you don’t have to place them in a bin.
  • Remember to wash your hands. It’s good practice to wash your hands before and after going through the security screening process.

For more information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the TSA’s website.