The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about significant changes to the way we travel. If you’re planning a vacation in Philippines, these tips will help you navigate these new challenges:
- Research what, if any, rules or restrictions apply to both your origin and destination. You may not be able to travel depending on local circumstances, so check in advance.
- You’re required to wear a face mask throughout your travel experience, even at screening checkpoints. You should be prepared to adjust your mask for identification purposes when asked by a TSA officer.
- Do not hand your boarding pass (electronic or paper) directly to a TSA employee. Instead, position your pass on the scanner and then hold it up to allow the agent to visually inspect it.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer is now allowed in your carry-on bag. It must not be larger than 12 oz (350 ml), and you’ll need to remove it from your bag at the X-ray machine for screening.
- Place any personal items (like your phone and wallet) in your carry-on rather than a bin to minimize handling during screening.
- Transport all food items in a clear plastic bag and also put them in a screening bin. Keeping food separate from your carry-on makes it less likely that a TSA agent will need to open and touch your bag for inspection.