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As coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is officially allowing passengers to transport larger bottles of hand sanitizer than usual in their carry-on bags, amid other measures, in a bid to fight the virus.

TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice. Passengers can expect that these containers larger than the standard allowance of 3.4 ounces of liquids permitted through a checkpoint will need to be screened separately, which will add some time to their checkpoint screening experience.

Please keep in mind that all other liquids, gels, and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be allowed at the limit of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one quart-size bag.

However, cans of disinfectant spray are not allowed in either carry-on or checked bags, as prohibited by the TSA.

In addition, the TSA has a new website dedicated to answering frequently asked questions related to airport security screenings during the pandemic. For more information, click here.

For more information on this fluid situation, visit Recommend’s Coronavirus Updates Center at