What Can I Bring?

Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport. Know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. Read about civil penalties for prohibited items.

For items not listed here, simply snap a picture or send a question to AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or Twitter. We look forward to answering your questions, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET weekdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends/holidays.

 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.

Household and tools

Grater

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Hammers

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Hand Sanitizers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
  • Checked Bags: Yes

TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice. Passengers can expect that these containers larger than the standard allowance of 3.4 ounces of liquids permitted through a checkpoint will need to be screened separately, which will add some time to their checkpoint screening experience. 

Please keep in mind that all other liquids, gels and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be allowed at the limit of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one quart-size bag.

Learn more about COVID-19 and additional travel information.


Heating Pad (Gel)

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Heating Pads (Electric)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Holiday lights

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

iPod

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Laptops

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Please remove the laptops from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.

TSA Pre✓® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Please see TSA Pre✓® for more information.


LED lights

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

License plate

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes