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TSA Changes Liquid Rules for Hand Sanitizer Amid COVID-19 Panic

by Erich Martin

Mar 17, 2020

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For the first time in its history, the Transportation Security Administration is relaxing rules for certain liquids on flights. The new rules let passengers break the norm and bring larger quantities of hand sanitizer onboard.


According to the TSA’s website, the change is being implemented in order to let passengers bring up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer on board in carry-on luggage. The larger bottles of liquid need to be screened separately, so passengers with hand sanitizer can expect a longer security clearance time.


Some other changes include letting passengers use recently expired driver’s licenses as appropriate identification. This change allows for passengers unable to update their license during the emergency to travel.


The TSA is transparent about how many agents tested positive for the virus. On the agency’s website, airports of employment, the last days of work and positions are available. Recent travelers should check out the documentation to ensure they did not come into contact with the virus on their travels. Officers in California, Ohio, Georgia and Florida airports have tested positive for the virus.


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Cruise at Home with Crystal Cruises with Crystal@Home

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This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.