TSA: Turbans Don't Have to Be Removed

October 16, 2007

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air passengers will no longer have to remove bulky headwear such as turbans at screening checkpoints if doing so makes them uncomfortable.

A revised federal guideline, effective Oct. 27, gives airport screeners the option to pat down headwear at the metal detector if a passenger does not want to remove it for personal reasons.