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FILE – In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver, as travelers deal with the effects of the new coronavirus. TSA, the government agency that oversees air travel, said the number of passengers screened for flights topped one million in a day on Sunday, Oct. 18 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak last March. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

WASHINGTON (WSYR) — If you’re planning to travel by air during the holiday season, here are some steps that you can take right now to help ensure that you avoid Santa’s “Naughty” list when you get to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at the airport.

Because TSA is well aware that many people haven’t traveled in several months, here is what you need to do now to be prepared this holiday season – whether you’re traveling for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or to celebrate the New Year.

Tip 1: Know what to expect when traveling during a global pandemic and please don’t forget your mask.

TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process to reduce