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Traveling with Special Items

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Here are some helpful guidelines for transporting special items from the security perspective. Please note that airlines and other countries may have additional rules and restrictions on these and other items. You should check with your airline for more information. If you are traveling internationally, also check with the authorities in the country you plan to visit.

Also, if you are transporting particularly large items please verify your airline's policies on these items before you arrive at the airport. These standards differ from one airline to another and it is the responsibility of the airline to restrict items due to size limitations.

Click the links to the right for helpful tips for traveling with special items.

Latest revision: 13 February 2013