Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
If a passenger has metal implants, such as artificial knees or hips, he or she should inform a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) before screening begins. Passengers can use TSA’s Notification Card to communicate discreetly with security officers. However, showing this card or other medical documentation will not exempt a passenger from additional screening.
Many passengers with metal implants that regularly alarm a metal detector prefer to be screened by imaging technology in order to reduce the likelihood of a pat down being necessary. A passenger can request to be screened by imaging technology if it is in use and available at the checkpoint.
f a passenger cannot or chooses not to be screened by imaging technology or the passenger alarms a walk-through metal detector, the passenger will be screened using a thorough pat down procedure.
Links to visit for more info.
Advanced Imaging Technology and Metal Detector Screening
Disabilities and Medical Conditions
TSA’s Notification Card
The links below are for specific information about what to expect for passengers who:
Have Difficulty Walking or Standing
Uses Wheelchair or Scooters
Cannot Remove Shoes
Have Metal Joint Implants
Have Internal Medical Devices
Have Medically Necessary Liquids
Have Medically Necessary Radioactive Substances
Use Portable Oxygen
Have CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs
Has an External Medical Device
Are Breast Cancer Survivors
Have Children with Disabilities
Have Autism or Intellectual Disabilities
Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Use Service Dogs
Have a Prosthetic
Has a Cast, Brace, or Support Appliance
Has Difficulty Being Touched
Need Dressings and bandages
Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
Have Difficulty Waiting in Line