Penalty for refusal to wear a face mask

Effective Friday September 10, 2021, TSA will be increasing the range of civil penalties that may be charged against individuals who violate the federal mask mandate in U.S. transportation systems covered by the January 31, 2021 Security Directive, and subsequent amendments, implementing the mask mandate. The new range of penalties will be $500-$1000 for first offenders and $1000-$3000 for second offenders. TSA will provide updated signage at airports regarding the increased civil penalties for first and second offenses, in areas under the control of TSA. (Note: TSA does not currently place signs in railroad or other surface transportation venues)