Travel Restrictions

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The Port Authority and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are dedicated to making your travel experience safe and secure. By taking a moment to become familiar with some important security measures, you will save time at the airport.

The key to getting through the airport faster is being prepared. Take these steps in order to minimize time at security checkpoints:

- Pack luggage in layers (this increases visibility when baggage is scanned)
- Ready your boarding pass and ID
- Take outer garments and shoes off
- Place any loose metal objects in your carry-on
- Remove your laptop from your bag and place in bin

Liquids: Keep in mind that liquids are only allowed in carry-on luggage in accordance with the TSA’s 3-1-1 format. Please review this policy.

Prohibited Items: Click here for a list of prohibited items.

Batteries: Click here for more information if traveling with battery-powered equipment.

Food/Gifts: Click here if you are not sure about items of this nature. There are some exceptions to these policies for customers with disabilities and medical conditions.

Visa/Passport Information: Visit the Department of Homeland Security website here for more information.

Traveling with Pets
When traveling with pets, we ask that the pets remain in their carriers at all times except for service animals. The Port Authority of NY and NJ and our airport partners have provided pet relief areas for customers. These areas are located on the arrivals areas of each terminal, follow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information.

Owners can take their animals to these pet relief areas and allow the pets to relieve themselves. Owners are expected to clean up after their animals with the materials provided in the pet relief areas. Pet owners whose animals experience an accident elsewhere in the terminal are expected to clean up after their animals, by locating a member of the cleaning crew.

There are no pet relief areas post security in any of the terminals at the Port Authority airports.

As policies relating to the transportation of pets vary by airlines and time of year, we suggest you contact your airlines directly for details.

For more information visit: Transportation Security Agency (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


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