TSA Encourages Travelers to Enroll in PreCheck Before Holiday Travel

Even though the Transportation Security Administration has made changes to airport security lines to make air travel safer and more secure during the pandemic, they are encouraging travelers to enroll in PreCheck to make holiday travel even easier.

TSA PreCheck eliminates contact points so air travelers can proceed through security lines without having to take off their shoes and belts, and removing travel-size liquids from their bags.

According to the TSA, most passengers with TSA PreCheck wait less than 5 minutes at the TSA checkpoint.

To apply for TSA PreCheck, an appointment must be scheduled online for a 10 minute in-person meeting that includes finger printing and payment of the $85 5-year membership fee. The nearest local agency is IndentoGo on 10th Avenue in Port Huron.

Approved applicants receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) within a few weeks and can use the number for future travel.

To learn more, visit the TSA’s website <HERE> .

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand