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Going To Fly? Don't Forget Your Mask, Santa Barbara Airport Officials Say


Officials with a South Coast airport say if you are planning to fly, don’t forget your mask.

Travelers will need to wear a mask to enter Santa Barbara Airport’s terminal, and airlines are requiring them for passengers as well.

The TSA has made a change in its rules about liquids, and passengers can now bring up to a 12-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer as a carry-on item.

The airport says it is sanitizing passenger areas regularly, and has made changes in facilities to protect people during the check-in, waiting, and boarding process.

Air travel through the airport was down by about 90% last month due to the coronavirus crisis, but officials are reporting a gradual increase in the number of travelers they are seeing daily.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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