TSA’s New 12oz Hand Sanitizer Allowance: Tips to Shield Yourself While Traveling

With airline travel on the rise again, especially for essential workers, if you plan on flying in the U.S. and are concerned about being able to travel with enough hand sanitizer in your carry-on bag, you’re in luck. The TSA recently increased the 3.4 ounce rule for hand sanitizers up to 12 ounces in carry-ons through airport security checkpoints.

In fact, to help travelers take precautions for staying healthy the TSA tweeted a video recommending hand sanitizer as one of the items to take in your carry-on bag. 

With ViroShield, you can rest assured that we’re all about protection against potential environmental threats. When it comes to sanitizing your hands and surfaces while traveling, we’ve got the ideal solution to help reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease.

Not only can you travel with confidence knowing that the size of our Hand Sanitizer fits within the TSA guidelines, but it also meets the FDA requirements with 75% Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic to help with essential protection while traveling.

Plus, our Hand Sanitizer comes in a nice sturdy metal container ready to withstand all sorts of travel surprises, and our spray is so convenient you’ll love being able to easily spritz your hands and surfaces for quick protection while on the go.

What You Need to Know When Traveling With Hand Sanitizer

Here are the important details to be aware of when flying: 

  • TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice.
  • TSA advises that passengers can expect these containers larger than the standard of 3.4 oz liquids will need to be screened separately like laptops and large electronics, so expect to take them out of your bag for additional screening, which will add some time to checkpoint screening. 
  • Volume limits of the standard 3.4 ounces will still apply to other liquids and gels. 

Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

With airline travel picking back up, it's a good idea to download your airline's app for digital passes to reduce the number of things touched going through the airport. And if you travel using any mode of transportation, here are some precautions to take to protect yourself and others:

  • Clean your hands often. The importance of washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds cannot be stressed enough, especially in public places where you are touching surfaces frequently touched by others. 
  • Keep hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol within easy reach to use if soap and water aren't available, plus it helps as an additional layer of protection for your hands and surfaces like your phone, other devices, luggage, door handles, elevator buttons and more. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Keep 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public. 
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service or stores.
  • For road travel, bring enough food and water for your trip in case restaurants and stores are closed.
  • If you are considering cleaning your travel lodgings, see the CDC’s guidance on how to clean and disinfect

We all want to experience safe and healthy travels. ViroShield Hand Sanitizer with 75% Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic offers that extra layer of protection you don't want to travel without. Prepare to shield yourself by ordering yours today!

TSA and CDC Resources:

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