TSA Adjusts Security Procedures for Bulky Clothing





TSA Adjusts Security Procedures for Bulky Clothing

October 15, 2007, WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today adjusted its security procedures for headwear and is now including the screening procedures for headwear within the overall category of bulky clothing and not calling it out as a separate category.

Removal of all headwear is recommended but the rules accommodate those with religious, medical, or other reasons for whom removing items is not comfortable. Transportation security officers have several options for screening passengers who choose not to remove bulky clothing, including headwear.

These options include:

  • Trace portals (where available)

  • Trace detection

  • Pat downs

Private screening will be offered at several different stages of the screening process.

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