The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the world works in so many ways, including our approach to travel. These tips will help you better understand the new challenges and get you ready for your flight to Malaysia:
- Before booking anything, find out if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Get up-to-date information by reviewing government and travel websites.
- Requirements state that you must wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, including at security checkpoints. Be ready to lower your mask for identification purposes when asked by a TSA employee.
- You’re no longer required to hand your boarding pass (electronic or paper) directly to a TSA employee. Rather, you should position the pass on the reader and then hold it up for the agent to visually inspect it.
- TSA now permits passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on bags. This will have to be removed from your bag and presented for screening.
- To reduce handling during screening, place personal items such as your phone, coins and keys into your carry-on rather than into the bins.
- Separate any food you’re carrying for X-ray scanning. Putting it in a clear plastic bag and into a bin reduces the need for a TSA agent to handle and inspect your belongings.