TSA Prohibited Items 2022

TSA Prohibited Items List

Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage. These are the absolutely prohibited items, the items with volume restrictions on liquids. Also those that can only be carried in the Carry-on or not allowed in checked bags and those that can only be carried in checked baggage

You can check here the Items Allowed in checked bags depending on the airline and Items Subject to specific airline rules. The Items that must be less than 3.4oz/100ml and Transporting Firearms and Ammunition can also be consulted

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What are the TSA Prohibited Items?

  • Arc lighters, plasma lighters, electronic lighters, e-lighters
  • BB guns
  • Bear spray
  • Bear bangers. More guidelines are available.
  • CO2 cartridge, Not allowed in checked bags either. Special exceptions for personal medical oxygen cylinders.
  • Chlorine for pools and spas
  • Drills and drill bits
  • Dynamite
  • Engine-powered equipment with residual fuel

    TSA Prohibited Items 2022
    SA Prohibited Items 2022

TSA Prohibited Items 2022   (H – W)

  • Gas torches
  • Gasoline
  • Gel-type candles
  • Pellet guns No Allowed in checked bags depending on the airline. More guidelines are available.
  • Party poppers 
  • Propane
  • Realistic replicas of explosives
  • Realistic replicas of incendiaries

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    TSA approved pet carrier 
  • Recreational oxygen
  • Rocket launcher
  • Rifles Read the special instructions for firearms in checked bags.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 
  • Small compressed gas cartridges 
  • Strike-anywhere matches 
  • Tear gas
  • Torch lighters
  • Turpentine and paint thinner
  • Vehicle airbags 

TSA Prohibited Items 2022
TSA Prohibited Items 2022 – TSA prohibited items brochure

What are TSA Items Only Allowed in Checked Bags?

  • Axes and hatchets
  • Baseball bats
  • Billy clubs
  • Black jacks (self-defense weapons)
  • Blasting caps
  • Bowling pins
  • Bows and arrows
  • Box cutters
  • Brass knuckles
  • Butane .
  • Canoe/kayak paddles
  • Cap guns
  • Cooking spray
  • Corkscrews (with blade)
  • Cast iron cookware
  • Cattle prods
  • Compressed air guns  without compressed air cylinder attached.
  • Contact lens solution
  • Cream Yes
  • Creamy dips and spreads
  • Crowbars
  • Cutting boards
  • Darts
  • Cricket bats
  • Disposable and Zippo lighters
  • Electronic cigarettes and vaping devices
  • Foam toy sword

    TSA prohibited items list 2022
    TSA prohibited items list 2022
  • Golf clubs
  • Hand grenades
  • Hammers
  • Heating pad (gel)
  • Hiking poles No Only allowed in checked bags.
  • Hockey sticks
  • Ice axes/ice picks
  • Kirpans
  • Knives
  • Kubatons
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Lighter fluid
  • Liquid bleach
  • Magic 8 Ball
  • Mallets
  • Martial arts weapons
  • Meat cleavers
  • Multi-tools Knives are prohibited on carry-on bags, scissor blades must be less than 4″
  • Nail guns 
  • Night sticks 
  • Nunchucks 
  • Pocket knife 
  • Pool cues 
  • Rainbow flame crystals .
  • Razor-type blades

    TSA prohibited items list 2022
    TSA prohibited items list 2022
  • Realistic replicas of firearms
  • Sabers
  • Saws 
  • Safety razor with blades (allowed without blade)
  • Screwdriver (longer than 7 inches) 
  • Shoe/snow spikes 
  • Ski poles 
  • Slingshots 
  • Spearguns 
  • Snow cleats 
  • Spray paint 
  • Spray starch, Not allowed in checked bags either.
  • Stun guns/shocking devices 
  • Swiss Army knife 
  • Swords 
  • Tactical pen No Only allowed in checked bags.
  • Toy guns and weapons Yes Technically some are allowed, but it is recommended to place them in a checked bag.
  • Tent spikes and poles
  • Throwing stars 
  • Walking sticks  – Trekking Poles

What are the Items Allowed in checked bags depending on the airline?

  • Ammunition
  • Guns and firearms parts. Allowed in checked bags depending on the airline. More guidelines are available.
  • Starter pistols Read special instructions for firearms in checked bags.
  • Self-defense sprays. Only 1 4 fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is allowed in checked luggage
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TSA insulin cold pack TSA Prohibited Items

What are the Items that Must be less than 3.4oz/100ml?

  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate (liquid)
  • Coffee (liquid)
  • Cologne
  • Concealer
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant (aerosol)
  • Deodorant (liquid)
  • E-liquids
  • Detergent (liquid)
  • Dry shampoo
  • Eye drops
  • Eye liners (liquid)
  • Foundation
  • Gravy Yes Must be less than 3.4oz/100ml.
  • Glow sticks
  • Honey
  • Hummus
  • Ice cream
  • Jam and jelly
  • Juice for babies Allowed in “reasonable quantities” and must be screened separately.
  • Juices
  • Hair gel
  • Hairspray
  • Hair texturizer
  • Ice
  • Lotion
  • Liquid medications Yes Must be less than 3.4oz/100ml but medical exceptions apply.
  • Liquid vitamins
  • Makeup remover

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  • Maple syrup
  • Mascara
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oils and vinegars
  • Peanut butter
  • Perfume
  • Pet food (wet)
  • Salad dressing
  • Salsa and sauces
  • Snow globes
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap (liquid)
  • Soups
  • Tattoo inks

 

Clear Toiletry Bag,  TSA prohibited items list 2022
Clear Toiletry Bag,  TSA prohibited items list 2022

Items Subject to specific airline rules

  • Drones
  • Cremated remains
  • Engine-powered equipment completely purged of fuel
  • Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB)
  • Hoverboards
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables. Most fruits and vegetables are not allowed on flights to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Fresh meat and seafood. See special instructions for traveling with meat, seafood, and other non-liquid foods.
  • Frozen food Yes, special instructions for traveling with frozen foods.
  • Guitar
  • Live lobster
  • Non-spillable wet batteries. Maximum of 2 spare batteries that don’t exceed 12 volts and 100 watt-hours.
  • Medically-necessary personal oxygen Subject to specific airline rules, but not allowed in checked bags.
  • Metal detector Yes Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Microwave Yes Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Mixer Yes Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Portable oxygen concentrators . See the list of approved portable oxygen concentrators.
  • Segways 
  • Shell casings. Empty shell casings are allowed in specific circumstances.
  • Skateboards. Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Small pets
  • Scissors Must be less than 4″ from the pivot point.
  • Smart luggage
  • Snowboards Yes Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Solar panels Yes Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Tent ; Must not exceed airline size and weight limits.
  • Tools. Must be less than 7″ or be in a checked bag.
  • Violins

 

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Samsonite luggage TSA Precheck

 


What are the items with special security instructions?

  • External medical devices
  • Unused syringes. Must be declared to a security officer.
  • Medications (liquid) Large amounts must be declared.
  • CO2 cartridge for life vest. Life vests with up to 2 CO2 cartridges are often allowed. Additional special lifejacket rules are available.
  • Dry ice, Subject to specific approval. The FAA has a limit of 5.5 pounds of properly packed dry ice.
  • Freezer packs. Must be frozen during screening or be less than 3.4oz/100ml to be allowed in your carry-on bag.
  • Gel ice packs. Must be frozen during screening or be less than 3.4oz/100ml to be allowed in your carry-on bag. There are special exceptions for medical uses.
  • Medical marijuana Yes Must contain less than 0.3% THC. See specific cannabis rules.

 


What are the items Not allowed in checked bag?

  • Fish Live
  • Lithium batteries with 100 watt-hours or less in a device Yes Not allowed in checked bags.
  • Lithium batteries with more than 100-watt hours
  • Lithium battery-powered lighters
  • Medically-necessary personal oxygen Subject to specific airline rules, but not allowed in checked bags.
  • Medical devices
  • Safety matches 
  • Power banks 
  • Pepper spray Only 1 4 fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is allowed in checked luggage.
  • Power charger 
  • Spillable batteries Not allowed in checked bags either, except those in wheelchairs.

 

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TSA prohibited items brochure:Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Carry On Bags: No
Checked Bags: No

The U.S. Department of Transportation, with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, have issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. For more information, 

DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.  The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

Transporting Firearms and Ammunition

You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted. Be aware that the container the firearm was in when purchased may not adequately secure the firearm when it is transported in checked baggage.

Contact the TSA Contact Center with questions you have regarding TSA firearm regulations and for clarification on what you may or may not transport in your carry-on or checked baggage

 

TSA Prohibited Items 2022
TSA Prohibited Items 2022

TSA Prohibited Items 2022: Firearms

  • When traveling, comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international governments.
  • If you are traveling internationally with a firearm in checked baggage, please check the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for information and requirements prior to travel.
  • Declare each firearm each time you present it for transport as checked baggage. Ask your airline about limitations or fees that may apply.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only. As defined by 49 CFR 1540.5 a loaded firearm has a live round of ammunition, or any component thereof, in the chamber or cylinder or in a magazine inserted in the firearm. Only the passenger should retain the key or combination to the lock unless TSA personnel request the key to open the firearm container to ensure compliance with TSA regulations. You may use any brand or type of lock to secure your firearm case, including TSA-recognized locks.
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  • Bringing  an unloaded firearm with accessible ammunition to the security checkpoint carries the same civil penalty/fine as bringing a loaded firearm to the checkpoint. You may find information on civil penalties at the Civil Enforcement page.
  • Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Replica firearms, including firearm replicas that are toys, may be transported in checked baggage only.
  • Rifle scopes are permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.
TSA Prohibited Items 2022
TSA Prohibited Items 2022

United States Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44, firearm definitions includes: any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; and any destructive device. As defined by 49 CFR 1540.5 a loaded firearm has a live round of ammunition, or any component thereof, in the chamber or cylinder or in a magazine inserted in the firearm.

Ammunition

  • Ammunition is prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Firearm magazines and ammunition clips, whether loaded or empty, must be securely boxed or included within a hard-sided case containing an unloaded firearm. Read the requirements governing the transport of ammunition in checked baggage as defined by 49 CFR 175.10 (a)(8).
  • Small arms ammunition (up to .75 caliber and shotgun shells of any gauge) must be packaged in a fiber (such as cardboard), wood, plastic, or metal box specifically designed to carry ammunition and declared to your airline.
  • Ammunition may be transported in the same hard-sided, locked case as a firearm if it has been packed as described above. You cannot use firearm magazines or clips for packing ammunition unless they completely enclose the ammunition. Firearm magazines and ammunition clips, whether loaded or empty, must be boxed or included within a hard-sided, locked case. 
  • Please check with your airline for quantity limits for ammunition.