Statements

May 13, 2022
TSA is committed to ensuring that every traveler is treated respectfully and courteously at the checkpoint, while also ensuring passengers get to their destination safely. Officers are trained to screen oversized liquids such…
May 4, 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of former Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.  TSA was established in the Department of Transportation following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our…
April 18, 2022
Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives…
April 13, 2022
At CDC's recommendation, TSA will extend the Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation…
April 8, 2022
TSA currently screens passengers traveling on domestic flights within the United States, as well as international inbound, outbound, and overflights. The screening excludes passengers who book travel via other transportation means, such as buses or…
March 10, 2022
At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th. During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy…
February 17, 2022
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to leverage the full range of its authorities in response to highly concerning incidents in which airline passengers have intentionally engaged in disruptive behavior. These incidents…
January 27, 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Robert Jasinski. He worked at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and passed away Tuesday following a COVID-19 infection. Jasinski joined…
January 25, 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Dual Function Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Ira Lerman. He worked at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and passed away Monday following a COVID-19 infection. Lerman…
January 7, 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Supervisory Coordination Center Officer (SCCO) Becky Howard, from the Ohio Coordination Center in Columbus. She passed away Wednesday, after contracting COVID-19. Howard joined TSA…
December 2, 2021
Following the President’s order and announcement regarding efforts to combat the Omicron variant, TSA, in conjunction with the CDC, will extend the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States…
November 22, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Transportation Security Manager Joseph “Joe” Santos, from San Diego International Airport. He passed away Saturday, after contracting COVID-19. Santos retired from the U.S. Marine…
November 20, 2021
At approximately 1:30 p.m. today, a property search TSO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) Main Checkpoint began a bag search due to a prohibited item identified by the X-Ray.  He advised the passenger not to touch the…
November 5, 2021
Beginning November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to traveling to the United States, to meet the President’s…
November 3, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Beth-Anne Bousquet, from the Boston Logan International Airport. She passed away Sunday, October 31 after contracting COVID-19. Bousquet joined…
October 21, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) Clay King, from the Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport. He passed away Tuesday, after contracting COVID-19. King joined TSA in…
October 5, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regrets to announce that another member of the TSA family has passed. Manuel “Manny” Quijano, a Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) at Tampa International Airport in Florida, passed…
September 27, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regrets to announce that another member of the TSA family passed, following a COVID-19 illness. Youssef “Joe” Seoud, a Transportation Security Officer at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International…
September 17, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Henry Campania, a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away after…
September 16, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Robert Logan, Jr., a Transportation Security Officer at Boise Air Terminal (BOI) in Idaho, passed away Thursday, after contracting COVID-19.…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Tampa International Airport Expert Transportation Security Officer Nicholas Haas passed away on September 7, 2021, after contracting COVID-19.…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. James Howard, a Transportation Security Officer at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), passed away on September 5, 2021, after…
September 8, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. St. Louis, Mo.-based Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Jeffrey Gonos passed away on September 5, 2021, after contracting COVID-19. Gonos…
September 1, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Fort Myers-based Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) Robert Garcia passed away from complications of COVID-19, on August 28, 2021.…
August 28, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Federal Air Marshal Shawn Hennessee, of the Las Vegas Field Office, passed away after contracting COVID-19, on Thursday, August 26, 2021.…