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Transportation Security Administration
TSA Fourth of July Travel Tips 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

TravelArrive Early: TSA is projecting one of the busiest Fourth of July travel periods on record! TSA officers will screen 28.3 million passengers and crew from June 28 – July 9, 2018. The upcoming holiday travel period will bring some of the busiest checkpoint screening days of the year for TSA. On Friday, June 29, TSA projects to screen approximately 2.7 million passengers and crew. It’s possible that TSA will set a new record for the busiest single day ever on this date.

Prepare For Your Travel: Be sure to read our TSA’s 5 Essential Summer Travel Tips for your upcoming travel! Learn about traveling with foods, powders, liquids, sunscreen and how to apply for TSA Pre®expedited screening at the checkpoint. Be sure to listen to the instructions of the TSA officers to get through the checkpoint as smoothly as possible.

Leave Your Fireworks at Home: Fireworks and firecrackers are explosive and flammable, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, fireworks are prohibited from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags. TSA is responsible for enforcing this FAA rule by intercepting these items during screening. It’s important that you leave your fireworks at home. They will not be permitted on commercial aircraft. This includes aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels, you name it… 

Have a TSA Related Question? AskTSA: We have a team of TSA employees who are ready to answer your questions via Twitter at @AskTSA or via Facebook Messenger 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET daily. If you don’t like all this newfangled technology, you can pick up a phone and call our contact center at 866-289-9673 or send us an email. Federal Relay: 711 

Have Fun! Have a great Independence Day and be safe!