Air travel is on the rise and restrictions are lifting, but the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended its face mask requirement across all transportation networks throughout the United States through September 13, 2021.
The requirement includes airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, commuter buses and rail systems. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1 with an expiration date of May 11, 2021.
Many, if not all, airlines also still require their passengers to wear face masks during the flight. There are some circumstances where it is okay to remove your mask, such as when you are eating or drinking. You will also be asked to bring your mask down to verify your identity through the security screening at the airport.
Read more here on the TSA website. And be sure to check the specific airport and airline you’ll be traveling with for updated requirements and exceptions before you travel.
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