Bandages, Compression Sleeves, Dressings

Inform the TSA Officer

Before the screening begins, inform the TSA officer if you have a bandage, compression sleeve or dressing.

Screening in Standard Lanes

Your bandage, compression sleeve or dressing is subject to additional screening, including inspection, hand-held metal detector screening, a test of your hands and a test of the medical item device for any trace of explosives.  

Screening in TSA PreCheck® Lanes

Additional screening is required if your bandage, compression sleeve or dressing alarms in the Walk-through Metal Detector (WTMD) or AIT. If required, the TSA officer will direct you to conduct a self-pat down of the medical item, test your hands for any trace of explosives and conduct hand-held metal detector screening on the medical item.