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Departures Ticketing Level

Security Checkpoints

There are three TSA security screening checkpoints: East, West, and TSA Pre✓™. All are accessed from the departures (ticketing) level.

TSA Pre✓™ is located between the East and West security lanes.

All airlines and gates are served from either TSA security screening checkpoint. Select the nearest checkpoint or the one with the shortest wait to reach your departing flight.

Hours of Operation

  • East Checkpoint 4:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • West Checkpoint 3:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • TSA Pre✓™ 4:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

During overnight periods, when the East and West checkpoints are closed, customers should use screening lanes next to TSA Pre✓™, located mid-way between the East and West checkpoint entrances.

TSA Guidance for Travelers

General traveler information can be found at the TSA website.

TSA Pre✓™ Information

TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited security process for individuals who have enrolled in the program. Information about eligibility and the application process can be found at the TSA Pre✓™ website or at the TSA Pre✓™ enrollment center in Dulles International Airport next to the East security checkpoint.

International Travelers

International travelers must be screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon arrival. More information on international travel and immigration procedures can be found here.