XXXV Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly

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The National Coordinating Office would like to welcome all delegates, permanent observers, special guests and members of the press to the XXXV Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly. 

The XXXV Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States
 will be held from Sunday 5 to Tuesday 7 June, 2005, at the
Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

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U.S. Department of State
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Washington, DC 20520

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. 

TSA Adds Lighters to List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints

Lighters Added to Prohibited Items List TSA has added all lighters to its Prohibited Items List which means they will be prohibited past the security checkpoints at the nation's airports. Lighters will be treated as any other prohibited item and passengers will be asked to surrender them to the TSA, return them to their vehicle or leave them with someone who is not traveling. As in the past, lighters are still considered hazardous materials and thus are not allowed in checked baggage. Passengers are strongly encouraged to leave these items at home to avoid delays. While passengers may be able to ship lighters home using a private shipping company, there is usually a substantial fee for doing so.

TSA is partnering with airport operators to provide them latitude to identify potential ignition sources for smokers in the secure areas of airports. Passengers are allowed to bring up to four books of matches beyond the checkpoint. For more information, please read the press release announcing lighters being added to the prohibited items list.

Useful links

Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Visitors Bureau

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Greater Fort Lauderdale · Broward County Convention Center

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