TSA + Security



The security checkpoint opens approximately 90 minutes prior to the earliest flight departure. For a list of permitted and prohibited items, visit TSA.gov.

For more information about TSA Screening, visit our FAQ + Travel Tips page.

TSA Cares / Passenger Support Specialists

Many Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees at RST are trained as Passenger Support Specialists and will readily assist patients with special accommodations or alleviate concerns about the security screening process. TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. Call 855-787-2227 in advance of travel with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

TSA PreCheck / Enrollment Center

TSA PreCheck Pop-up mobile enrollment events will be held in Rochester, MN based on the availability of the enrolling agency, Idemia.

Our 2024 enrollment events are scheduled for the weeks of April 8-12, July 22-26, and November 25-29; Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-up appointments are not guaranteed and will be accommodated if openings in the schedule allow. Enrollment will take place in the Main Terminal. Please park in the short-term parking lot.

When appointments become available, you can schedule your appointment and begin your pre-enrollment online approximately thirty days before the event date.

Please note that payment is collected while in-person at the appointment. There is no payment for pre-enrollment. If you are prompted for payment during this step in the process you may have visited an unauthorized registration page.

Global Entry enrollments are not available in Rochester, MN. Please refer to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s website for more information.

The Enrollment Center at the Rochester International Airport was permanently closed effective Monday, May 23, 2016.

Alternate Enrollment Center locations and information on TSA PreCheck, HazMat Endorsement and TWIC programs can be found by visiting the Universal Enroll website or by calling 855-347-8371.