Stop putting your phone, wallet, and keys into the bins at airports. Here's what the TSA is now telling passengers to do when traveling during the coronavirus outbreak.
- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is advising travelers to take extra precautions during screenings at airports as the coronavirus spreads across the United States.
- The TSA is encouraging travelers to wash their hands before and after the screening procedures.
- It's also telling passengers not to place items like phones and wallets in bins, and instead put them in personal carry-on luggage.
- Liquid hand sanitizer, as well as individually-packaged and "jumbo" packages of wipes, are allowed in carry-on and checked luggage, the TSA said.
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The coronavirus is continuing to spread across the United States and the World Health Organization just declared it a pandemic.
But people are still traveling, so if you're flying soon in the US, here are some tips and reminders from the TSA about what to do - and what not to do - during screening procedures, as well as what you can bring through security.
Don't put your phones in bins
Wash your hands before and after screening
You can bring wipes and hand sanitizer with you
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