Notification cards inform screeners about disabilities, medical devices, and medical conditions.
Travelers using wheelchairs know far too well the trouble that can take place during an airport security screening (see “Flying the ‘Friendly’ Skies?”), but a notification card might offer some help.
The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) has created notification cards that travelers may use to inform screeners about any disability, medical condition or medical device that could affect security screening. While the cards don’t exempt anyone from security screening, they might improve communication and help travelers discreetly notify TSOs of their conditions.
TSA also has a phone number to aid travelers with disabilities. TSA Cares (855-787-2227) can answer questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.
For more information or to download the notification card, visit tsa.gov.
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