SAN ANTONIO – As the economy reopens in various states of the country, airports report an increase in the number of travelers. At the same time, changes are beginning to be seen to avoid physical contact at the terminals.

The measures are already being implemented. If you’re traveling this long weekend or planning a summer vacation trip, you’ll see changes at the security checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) announced new measures to be followed when passengers pass through the security point at airports.

If you travel, now you do not have to deliver the boarding pass to the agency agents. Instead, you’ll need to hold and scan your own pass, be it paper or electronic.

Also, if you carry food when you get on the plane, it needs to be in a plastic bag.

The TSA recalls that personal hygiene items, liquids or sprays larger than 3.4 ounces must not be crossed through the security point.

What will be allowed to board is disinfectant gel of up to 12 ounces per passenger.

It is also recommended to use mouth covers and practice social distancing.

Another change is that now you will have to put personal items, such as belts, cell phones and wallets, inside the carry-on bag. This will prevent you from having contact with the plastic containers that were used to.

The TSA indicated that from mid-June they will implement more measures at airports nationwide.