Balloons, backpacks, bazookas: 21 things you can’t take to see the Pope
Planning to see Pope Francis? Before you start packing your bags for the day, you'll want to know what to leave out.
Security will be checking for all of the following, barred by the Secret Service and organizers as the pope visits Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia this week.
- Animals other than service/guide animals
- Backpacks and bags exceeding the size restrictions (18″ x 13″ x 7″)
- Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
- Glass, thermal or metal containers
- Laser pointers
- Mace/Pepper spray
- Selfie Sticks
- Signs exceeding the size restrictions (5′ x 3′ x 1/4″) made of any material except cardboard, poster board or cloth
- Supports for signs and placards
- Toy guns
- Weapons of any kind
- Any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard
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