Important Travel Updates – Part 2

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Can I use my driver’s license to board an aircraft if it is not REAL ID compliant?

After October 01, 2020, you must have a valid REAL ID Drivers License, Passport, or another acceptable form of ID as listed in the TSA Website.

How can I tell if my license/ID is REAL ID compliant?

It will have a star in the upper right hand corner.

How do I get a REAL ID?

Visit the NC License website at DMV or visit the nearest Drivers License Office.

Is a passport my only other option if my driver’s license or state ID is not acceptable?

NO. Visit the TSA Real ID section of the website for other forms of ID.

What happens if I show up without a valid driver’s license or state ID?

After Oct. 01, 2020, you will not be allowed past the TSA Checkpoints.

What happens if my ID doesn’t have a star?

Check with your State DMV.

What is the status of my state? How do I know if my ID is in compliance?

Check with your state DMV.

When do I need to get a REAL ID?

By October 01, 2020.

Will minors need to have a driver’s license or state ID to fly domestically?

Minors are never required to have ID on domestic flights when accompanied by adults. For international flights, carefully check requirements for BOTH departure Country and Arrival Country. There are very strict rules about minors who are not accompanied by both parents while traveling international, or even cruising from the USA.

TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification.

You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.

Check back next week for part 3 for more on this important topic.

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