Travelers visiting the Philadelphia International Airport should brace for changes from the pandemic, writes Catherine Dunn for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We have to create a situation to enable them to avoid crowds and limit interactions. And we have to give people the power to control their own journey,” says James Tyrrell, the airport’s chief revenue officer.
- Employees and passengers have to wear face coverings.
- There’s a mandatory six feet distance between people standing in line.
- Plexiglass shields are up at ticket counters.
At TSA security checkpoints:
- Starting in mid-June, passengers will scan their tickets on the boarding pass reader themselves, than hold it up for a TSA officer to inspect.
- Passengers with food will put the food in a clear plastic bag and place it in a bin.
- Passengers should wash their hands before and after a security checkpoint.
- Wallets, keys, lip balm, tissues and cell phones go in carry-on bags, anything that you might hold to your face.
- One container of liquid hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz. is allowed
- Officers checking travel documents will have a protective face shield.
Most stores and restaurants remain closed. Food is grab-and-go and food court tables are spaced out.
Read more about these changes at the airport here.
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