South Bend International Airport making changes to adhere to pandemic holiday travel

NOW: South Bend International Airport making changes to adhere to pandemic holiday travel

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Though the CDC and local health experts are asking people not to travel for Christmas and New Year’s, the South Bend International Airport is adapting for what travel may occur during this holiday season.

The airport is not expecting as much travel for the holidays this year but is still protecting passengers from germs while going through security.

"We're trying to reduce the contact our officers might have with the traveler. We've also put many other features in place. You'll notice our officers all wear the surgical masks. They wear eye protection. They're also wearing their gloves. They change their gloves out after touching someone's personal property or having to screen the individual,” said Aaron Batt, TSA Federal Security Director for Indiana.

The TSA is also making changes by announcing that travelers can now carry up to 12-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer onto a plane.

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