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Masks Still Required at Airports Until September 13, 2021

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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

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Gun Seizures at U.S. Airports Double During the Pandemic

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The USA’s aviation security service revealed earlier this year that the proportion of passengers caught illegally trying to carry guns onto planes in their hand luggage has doubled over the last year during the pandemic. In 2019, officers found five firearms per million passengers, but for 2020 that figure was up 100% to 10 firearms

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Who Is Exempt from Wearing Masks While Flying?

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[Note: Please check your airline and airport for the most up-to-date information on any protocols, regulations and exceptions.] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new mask mandate last week, doubling down on President Biden’s January 21 executive order requiring all people traveling within the United States on any form of

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Do You Know How Many Guns Are Confiscated from Airport Travelers?

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It may be hard to imagine that you can forget you’re carrying around a loaded handgun, but the majority of the 3,391 airport gun seizures last year in the U.S. were because of “carelessness.” According to a recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “firearms confiscated from mostly forgetful, gun-toting travelers at Virginia’s top five airports,

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