TSA Update: ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure’ + REAL ID
Along with airlines and airports across the country, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is having to adapt its security checkpoint procedures in order to comply with current pandemic protocols. TSA’s new campaign, ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.’, ensures travelers’ safety and security continue to be the number one priority by enforcing additional policies, such as social distancing, contactless identification verification, plastic shielding, and more. In this episode, Mark Howell, the regional spokesperson for TSA, shares how you can best-prepare for air travel right now, as well as what you’ll need to know for traveling in the future (i.e. REAL ID).
Guest in this Episode
Mark Howell is the Regional Spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration covering airports in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Mentioned in this Episode
- TSA Checkpoint Travel Numbers for 2020 and 2019
- “TSA Administrator Pekoske announces ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.’ campaign prior to the Independence Day holiday weekend”
- Video: “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.”
- Current TSA PreCheck Average Wait Time: 1 minute
- Mark’s advice for traveling during the pandemic: plan ahead!
- TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags that passengers will need to remove from their bags before screening.
- ‘What Can I Bring?’ Tool
- New REAL ID Deadline: October 1, 2021
- REAL ID Requirements
- TSA has seen a decrease in passenger volumes, but an increase in the rate of firearms found at the checkpoints nationwide