PDX responds to heightened national threat level

Responding to a heightened threat level announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Port of Portland officials are currently coordinating with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials regarding the launch of heightened security screening at Portland International Airport (PDX), as for all airports across the nation.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security earlier raised the national threat level from condition yellow to condition orange. The TSA is advising that no liquids or gels of any kind will be permitted in carry on baggage, or carried through the security checkpoint or carried onboard aircraft. Those items are instead allowed in checked baggage, which passengers cannot access in flight. Prohibited items include all beverages, shampoo, sun tan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel and other items of similar consistency. Exceptions include baby formula and medicines, which must be presented for inspection at the checkpoint.

The Port and the TSA are currently in the process of putting measures in place to conduct the additional screening at the security checkpoints and at airline gates with full implementation anticipated in approximately 24 hours. Passengers are encouraged to immediately begin adhering to the new requirements. Because of impending changes, passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flights, as the changes will result in longer screening times. The Port is not aware of any flight cancellations related to these measures at this time.


Source: Portland International Airport
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