The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Saturday that more than 1.58 million people were screened at U.S. airports ahead of Easter weekend, in the highest recorded number since the pandemic began.

“TSA screened 1,580,785 people at airport checkpoints nationwide yesterday, Friday, April 2. It was the highest checkpoint throughput since March 12, 2020. So if you’re planning to travel you should get to the airport 90 minutes early, socially distance and wear a mask,” Lisa Farbstein, a TSA spokesperson tweeted.

In comparison, on April 2, 2020, only 129,763 people traveled amid nationwide lockdowns and travel restrictions in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the agency.


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