CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Wearing masks at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport is now optional. TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.
 
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Wearing masks at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport is now optional. TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.
 

Effective May 3, 2023

Louisiana residents must provide a federally recognized form of identification, such as the Real ID license or a passport, to board domestic flights. A Real ID-compliant license or identification card may be obtained from the Louisiana OMV. Applicants will need to provide certain documents to prove identity. A gold circle with a star cutout in the right, top corner of the license confirms it is Real ID-compliant.
 

The federal Real ID Act of 2005

was designed as anti-terrorism legislation and is the product of President George W. Bush’s National Strategy for Homeland Security panel. State-issued driver’s licenses are used by most people as identification. The Act required states to follow set procedures and collect specific documents to ensure that the holder of a driver’s license is who they said they are.


 
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