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.

Medical

Unused Syringes

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

Unused syringes are allowed when accompanied by injectable medication. You must declare these items to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.


Used Syringes

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

Used syringes are allowed when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.


Vitamins

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Walkers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Wheelchairs

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes