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Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs

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

Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs and APAPs are allowed in carry-on bags but must be removed from the carrying case and undergo X-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing may remain in the case.

You may provide a clear plastic bag to place the device in for X-ray screening. A TSA officer may need to remove the device from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.

Liquids associated with nebulizers are exempt from the 3-1-1 liquids rule.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.


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