New TSA Rules

NINE STATES AFFECTED

Next year, travelers from nine states will not able to use their driver’s licenses as identification for domestic flights. TSA recently placed signage at security checkpoints to notify travelers of the new rules. The rule affects residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington. Because these states’ IDs do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards, residents will have to use an alternate ID like a passport, military ID or permanent resident card starting January 2018. (Travel+Leisure, 12.17.16)