Travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will find changes at TSA checkpoints | 3 On Your Side

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Travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will find changes at TSA checkpoints | 3 On Your Side

Air travelers will notice changes at TSA checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport thanks to COVID-19 precautions. PHOENIX (3TV / CBS5) – Air traffic has changed a lot in the past year. In April, the number of people entering and leaving Sky Harbor Airport fell 93% due to COVID-19. But over time, travelers feel a little more comfortable flying. “Sundays are becoming the busiest days to travel, we’re seeing an increase of over 800,000 nationwide,” said Paty Mancha of the Transportation Security Administration. She tells 3 On Your Side that if you haven’t flown in a while, expect many changes in the TSA’s handling of the coronavirus “In addition to social distancing and masking requirements at airports, acrylic barriers have also been installed to separate TSA security officers from travelers. If Once you get to the checkpoint, you’ll be asked to put your boarding pass on the reader yourself instead of giving it to the TSA officer, Mancha says you’ll also be asked to lower your mask to make sure your identity matches the picture on your ID. “So quick. You don’t have to speak, you just have to lower your mask, show your face so that it can be compared to your ID travel document and put it back on and off you go.” The changes are part of the campaign “Stay healthy, stay safe, “the TSA recently launched. The TSA also recommends travelers to put their personal items in their hand luggage instead of the plastic buckets you may be used to. “Don’t take anything on your person, your personal effects, your cell phone change, your wallet, things like that. Make sure you put it in your carry-on bag so that when you go through security and put your belongings in,” says Mancha. And when it comes to container size, the TSA relaxes their rule on disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. “It can be bigger, up to 12 ounces, and that’s because people want to bring their hand sanitizer as well as a wipe they can like to take them on board. Ask the TSA whether your item can be taken on board “ready before you reach the TSA checkpoint. Copyright 2020 KPHO / KTVK (KPHO Rundfunkgesellschaft). All rights reserved.

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