Important Travel Updates – Part 4

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Travel Checklist

Before Packing

Liquids, gels and aerosols packed in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule:

• 3.4 ounces or less per container.

• 1 quart size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag)

• 1 bag per passenger.

• Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage.

• If purchasing a baggage lock, be sure to look for those that are TSA recognized.

• Tape a card with your name and contact information on your electronics.

When Packing

• Pack items in layers (shoes one layer, clothes one layer, electronics one layer, etc.)

• Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and must be unloaded, placed in a locked, hard-sided container and declared to your airline.

• All fireworks contain explosive materials and are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.

• Pack large electronics on top layer of carry-on for screening accessibility.

• Place your 3-1-1 bag with liquids, gels and aerosols in the front pocket of your carry-on for accessibility.

• If traveling with a pet, be sure to bring a leash so carriers can be properly screened.

Before Leaving for the Airport

• Give yourself enough time to arrive at the airport early.

• Wear easily removable shoes.

• Passengers with a disability or medical condition may call ahead to the TSA Cares toll free helpline at (855) 787-2227.

Before Entering the Checkpoint

• Eligible passengers look for the TSA Pre✓® lane for expedited screening at participating airports.

• Have your ID and boarding pass out for inspection.

In Standard Screening Lane

• Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the bin.

• Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on).

• Remove your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.

• Remove personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone from your carry-on bag and place them into a bin with nothing placed on or under them for X-ray screening. (E.g. laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles.)

• Remember to check the bins and collect all belongings after going through screening.

Check back next week for part 5 for information on obtaining your passport.

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