TSA LOCK® EXPLAINED
What is a TSA LOCK®?
International treaties require all luggage to be security screened before loading onto passenger airplanes. Baggage security inspections often require luggage to be opened to complete the search.
TSA LOCK® is a global security system which allows passengers to lock their luggage, while permitting security authorities to inspect them without damage. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was the first security agency to use the system.
Covering 13 counties, across 600 airports, for 1.2 billion passengers annually.
What does this mean for travellers?
When travelling to airports in the USA, Canada, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium Switzerland, Austria, Israel, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and soon other countries, security agencies are equipped with tools that allow them to open, inspect and re-lock any items of luggage secured with TSA LOCKS without damage. These locks can also be used for travel to all other countries.