New Frequently Asked Questions Related to TSA Security Directive on Face Masks

Published June 27, 2021

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement that it would no longer enforce mask requirements in outdoor areas of transportation conveyances or while outdoors at transportation hubs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) developed Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) regarding mask applicability, enforcement and implementation in outdoor areas near transit.

The new FAQs clarify the TSA’s updated approach. Consistent with the CDC’s new guidance, the TSA will not enforce its Security Directive on open-air conveyances or in outdoor areas at transportation hubs. Masks are still recommended outdoors for unvaccinated people.


TSA Security Directive 1582/84-21-01 FAQs
CDC Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
CDC Order: Wearing of Face Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
TSA Security Directive 1582/84-21-01

to request a different date or venue for this course — or request a new course entirely.