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TSA Shares Tips to Get Through Airport Security During the Pandemic

By rlsmetro on

There are a handful of actions that travelers can take to get through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints during the pandemic in ways that may help reduce the likelihood of contracting COVID-19.

While security is TSA's top priority, the health and safety of TSA employees and the traveling public is of utmost importance. 

TSA remains in close communication with medical professionals, the CDC, and various government agencies as we continue to carry out its security mission during the pandemic.

"The CDC recommends washing your hands frequently. Consider washing your hands before and after completing the security screening process," Thomas Carter, TSA Federal Security Director for Newark Liberty International Airport, said. 

"If it is not possible to wash your hands, please use hand sanitizer. TSA has instituted a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, that permits travelers to carry up to one 12-ounce container of liquid hand sanitizer per passenger, in carry-on bags." 

"You can also bring individual hand wipes or a large tub of hand wipes with you to help wipe down your hands and even handles of your carry-on bags."