TSA Guidelines Allow for More Hand Sanitizer

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TSA Rules for Hand Sanitizer Updated Due to Coronavirus

Carry-on guidelines have temporarily changed
TSA Guidelines Allow for More Hand Sanitizer

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Preventing the spread of germs is an important part of curbing the number of COVID-19 cases, and hand sanitizer has become a hot commodity as a result. Although it shouldn’t replace washing your hands, sanitizer is a good thing to have on hand when traveling, especially when boarding a flight.

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As a result of the present circumstances, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instituted a medical exemption for hand sanitizer, allowing passengers to bring more than the standard 3.4 ounces of liquids through airport security. Until further notice, each passenger will be allowed to board flights with one liquid hand sanitizer container holding up to 12 ounces.

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This might mean that it will take you longer to get through airport security, however, as these containers will require separate screening. But that’s nothing compared to all the other ways travel will change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.