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NEW TSA policy: How it affects photographers! - PPA Today

NEW TSA policy: How it affects photographers!

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For months now we have been hearing about the electronic travel ban for certain flights arriving from Europe and the Middle East, but were not quite sure how it would affect photographers. While this ban is still being worked on, the TSA has released a new policy.  

On July 26th the TSA announced new screening procedures for any electronic items in your carry-on bigger than a cell phone. These items, such as camera bodies, tablets, light sources, lenses, etc., must now be taken out of your carry-on bag and placed in a bin, similar to what we have been doing with our laptops for years. 

This new security policy has already been implemented in 10 airports:

  • Boise Airport
  • Colorado Springs Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Logan International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • McCarran International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
All other airports will begin adopting this new policy in the weeks and months to come. With this in mind, it is advised to arrive at the airport a little early to accommodate the possible increase in wait times at TSA Security Check.

PPA will continue to keep an eye on this policy and others as they are introduced, and notify you when additional airports are added to this list. 



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