TSA allowing expired driver's licenses for travel during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:38 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 09:45:30-04

(WXYZ) — The Transportation Security Administration has announced it will allow use of expired driver's licenses when traveling – but only during a grace period.

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The agency tweeted out it is making an exception for people with driver's licenses that experienced beginning March 1 and who are unable to get it renewed.

That expired ID will be acceptable at airport security checkpoints for one year after the expiration date, as well as 60 days after the coronavirus national emergency ends.

President Trump declared a national state of emergency on March 13 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a move that he said would free up $50 billion to fight the spread of the disease.

Trump's order also called for states to set up emergency centers, called on hospitals to activate emergency preparedness plans and granted new powers to the Health and Human Services Secretary.