Safe Travel & Security Guidelines

DHS Press Release regarding the Real ID Act

Learn more about  REAL ID or track  state compliance.

For complete security guidelines, visit the official Web site of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security.

3-1-1 for Carry-ons

You may carry-on liquids, aerosols and gels, however, for safety reasons, these items are only allowed in limited quantities. In order to limit the total volume of liquids, aerosols and gels, each traveler is permitted only one zip-top bag (up to ‘freezer’ size) for these items.

During Security Screenings

To help speed up security, please consolidate all liquid, aerosol and gel products into one zip-top bag and remove this bag from your carry-on during security checks. Place the zip-top bag in an x-ray bin with your shoes, electronics and other personal items. X-raying the liquids separately from your carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear all of your items.

311-carry-on-rule

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

Declare larger liquids.

Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.

What you can’t bring on board

Many of these items, however, may be checked. For a full list of prohibited items and rules for or against checking certain items, please visit TSA.gov.