TSA extends mask requirement until 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) The Transportation Security Administration announced that the face mask requirement for every person on all types of transportation has been extended until Jan. 18, 2022.

This includes all types of transportation throughout the United States such as airports, onboard commercial aircraft, over-the-road buses and commuter bus and rail systems.

Airline travelers should check with their airlines on any other inflight restrictions prior to taking their trip.

All commuters and travelers should check with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for additional guidance.

Exemptions to the face mask requirement for travelers under the age of two years old, those with certain disabilities will be the same. Civil penalty fines will also remain in place.

Travelers with questions regarding airport security and screening procedures may send a message through Facebook or Twitter to @AskTSA. Live assistance is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. eastern time on weekdays.

Individuals who require screening assistance due to a disability, medical condition or other special circumstance may contact TSA Cares 72 hours before their flight.

Click here for more information about TSA procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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