A closer look at new travel guidelines issued by the TSA

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Posted at 5:20 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 20:20:04-04

If you haven't flown since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, things at the airport are definitely different.

But it's not just the practically empty arrival and departure halls that you'll notice. The transportation security administration has implemented changes at checkpoints.

When you come up to the first TSA agent, you will no longer hand them your boarding pass. Instead, you will scan and hold it yourself as they do a visual check.

Don't make security dig through your stuff. Since food sometimes needs extra inspection, fast-track this process by having them separated from your carry-on.

Take extra time when packing to make sure you don't have any prohibited items in your bags.

One change: Due to COVID-19, TSA will allow you to bring one hand sanitizer bottle up to 12 ounces in your carry-on.

While in line, you will notice efforts to keep space between travelers and tsa agents

TSA agents will be wearing masks, and travelers are encouraged to do so as well. You may be asked to adjust or remove it during screening.

These latest updates will go along with changes that airport security has already implemented.