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2021 Travel Rules
By Elly Soukey
Central Region Vice President
Are you traveling to this year’s national convention in Dallas? If you have not flown in a while, there could be some new regulations and restrictions. Pack smart! Check for prohibited items at www.TSA.gov under the heading, “What Can I Bring?”
The TSA is allowing one, liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice. The containers have to be screened separately, so allow extra time to go through the checkpoint-screening experience.
All other liquids, gels and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be allowed at a limit of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one-quart-sized baggie. As always, any final decision rests with TSA officers on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.
Consider ways to help you avoid physical contact at the checkpoint. Before entering the TSA check-point line, take a few minutes to prepare. Place jewelry, keys and other pocketed items in your carry-on bag.
This helps eliminate forgetting an item at security. Have your valid ID card readily available and follow the rules for liquids listed previously.
Passengers age 75 and older can receive some form of expedited screening through risk-based, intelligence-driven security. You do not need to remove your shoes or jacket; remember to empty your pockets, though.
If you set off the alarm during security screening, you may be held for further screening or undergo a pat-down. You can request to be seated during this portion of the screening.