TSA announces new procedures for screening large electronics in carry-on bags at Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport

Local Press Release
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis.—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to implement new carry-on baggage security procedures at Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB). The new rules will be fully implemented after the first of the year.

Last summer, TSA announced that the agency would roll-out new screening procedures for electronics larger than cell phones in carry-on bags at airports across the country.  

“TSA at Green Bay has started asking passengers in standard lanes to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags,” said Wisconsin TSA Federal Security Director Mark Lendvay. “Travelers should place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years. These new procedures will help us stay ahead of evolving threats and raise the baseline for aviation security.” The new rules do not apply to passengers enrolled in TSA Pre✓® who are using the TSA Pre✓® lane.

TSA officers are stationed in front of the checkpoint to guide passengers through the process and advise on what they need to remove and place in bins. Travelers are encouraged to listen closely to officers, since they also may suggest the removal of other select items, including food, from their carry-on bags. This is not required, but helps X-ray operators get a clearer view of the contents of the bag.

There are no changes to what travelers can bring through the checkpoint. Food and liquid items that comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule, electronics, and books continue to be allowed in carry-on bags.