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Save Time With TSA PreCheck

April 30, 2021 • 1:21 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that residents of Central Oregon can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at Roberts Field - Redmond Municipal Airport. Enrollment will be offered for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 10, 2021.

People are strongly encouraged to begin the enrollment process online. Start by visiting www.tsa.gov/precheck and select “Apply Now.” 

People can “Travel with Ease” and experience a smoother screening process at airports across the country by enrolling in TSA PreCheck. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone, or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage.

In March 2021, 98% of travelers eligible for TSA PreCheck waited just five minutes or less to be screened at airports nationwide.

Another benefit of the TSA PreCheck program is that children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA PreCheck lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian on the same itinerary.

As travelers return to airports across the USA, security line delays may increase. As of April 29, 2021, about 1.3 million travelers were screen each day last week by TSA.

The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, passed by the 107th Congress and signed on November 19, 2001, established TSA. The mission of the TSA is to 'protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.'

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