Security Procedures and TSA Screening at RNO
At Reno-Tahoe Airport, TSA takes the responsibility to monitor the safety at the security checkpoints and ensure that passengers do not carry any prohibited items, such as explosives, weapons, knives, etc. During the TSA security checking, all air travelers must remove jackets, coat, belt, shoes, and any item from the pockets, such as coins, cell phones, etc. Those objects should be placed in a tray. Electronic devices, such as a computer, laptop, Game consoles, etc. must be put in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
Legal Documents / Real-ID
At Reno-Tahoe International Airport, under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy, domestic passengers aged 18 and more will be required to present one local/state-issued or federal government agency identification form with a photo. For instance, a passport, driver's license, and military ID.
Another option is to presents two forms of non-photo identification, but one of them must have been issued by federal or a state agency (e.g., social security card of U.S.). Concerning the international flight passengers, they need to show a visa, a valid passport, or any other legal documentation. Passengers without valid ID may be denied form boarding.
From the beginning of October 1, 2020, all air travelers commuting within the U.S. will be required to present a Real-ID, which is marked with a star at the top corner, as a proof of proper identification form.
RNO Security Checkpoint and Departure Time
TSA Security checkpoints at RNO airport operate from Monday to Friday, between 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. / 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RNO passengers are recommended to arrive early, at least 90 minutes before the scheduled flight time. Besides, travelers should check with their airlines, as each airline sets its check-in and boarding time.