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The latest general information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on For FAA-specific COVID-19 resources, please visit
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Important Guidance for Travelers about the Novel Coronavirus

The CDC has provided the following guidance on what travelers can do to reduce their risk of exposure to the virus while traveling internationally.

Air travel is much more efficient when you have the up-to-date information that you need to plan and prepare for your trip. Here you will find real-time airport status and delay information, what to know before you go to the airport, and important safety information.

Know Before You Go

Think about what you need to do to get through screening quickly before you dress for travel or zip up your bags.

Enroll in TSA Pre Check

If you fly often, consider TSA's program for expedited screening at certain airports and airlines.

Passenger Health & Safety

To maintain good health, be aware of travel advisories and disease outbreaks at your destination.

Flying for People with Disabilities, Children, and Pets

Check for Prohibited items

Use the "Can I bring?" app and the "MyTSA" app to find helpful information about TSA policies and procedures.

Flying is safe but emergencies can happen. Be prepared. #FlySmart - Pay attention to the safety briefing and buckle up!; Pack safe, when in doubt leave it out; Use a child safety seat; Use your electronic device when the crew says it's safe to do so; Follow your airline's baggage restrictions; Leave bags behind in an evacuation; Always follow crew instructions

Download FlySmart Infographic (PDF)

3-1-1 for Liquids

Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less.

  • All bottles must fit in a single quart size plastic bag and the bag must be placed in a bin for screening.
  • Screening may be required for sun block, tanning sprays, and food such as yogurt.
  • Review TSA's 3-1-1 for Liquids rule.

Prepare for Security

Have an acceptable ID and your boarding pass ready.

  • View your airport's security wait time.
  • Remove large electronics including laptops and your quart size liquids bag from carry-on luggage.
  • Put any metallic clothing or objects, as well as your cell phone, into a bin for screening.

You may also need to report a travel problem, concern, or complaint.

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