TSA checkpoints

Passengers traveling from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport go through TSA screening before departure. At Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, TSA officers ask passengers to take off their shoes and belts, remove electronic devices more significant than a cell phone and place them in the containers for X-ray scanning. Passengers are going under a full-body scanner too. TSA employees recommend visitors organize carry-on bags before screening time. By organizing, they mean to learn what they can bring on board and what is prohibited and pack the bags after that. Some prohibited items include aerosol insecticide, ammunition, axes, and hatchets, lighters, baseball bats, bear spray, blasting caps, and so on.

TSA checkpoint usually opens at 4:00 am and closes after the last flight of the day.


For children under 18 traveling in the United States, TSA officers do not require identification documents. Every passenger who is 18 or older must provide a valid identification form to the TSA officer. These identification documents might be a driver’s license, U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, U.S. Department of Defense ID, permanent resident card, border crossing card, foreign government-issued passport, transportation worker identification credential and so on.