Important Travel Updates – Part 3


• Medications

• Infant and child nourishments

Inbound International Flights

You may carry duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags, more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if:

• The duty free liquids were purchased internationally and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight.

• The liquids are packed in a transparent, secure, tamper-evident bag by the retailer and do not show signs of tampering when presented to TSA for screening.

• The original receipt for the liquids is present and the purchase was made within 48 hours.

The items inside the secure, tamper-evident bags must be screened and cleared. Any item that alarms or is unable to be screened will not be permitted in your carry-on bag. We recommend packing all liquids, gels, and aerosols that are over 3.4 oz or 100 ml in your checked baggage, even if they are in a secure, tamper-evident bag.

Respiratory Equipment

Contact the Airline

Not all airlines allow the use of portable oxygen concentrators. Check with your airline before flying. Also check with the manufacturer to determine whether the oxygen concentrator is approved for in-flight use.

Inform the TSA Officer

Inform the TSA officer that you have a portable oxygen concentrator and whether you can disconnect during the screening process. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition.

Consult your doctor to determine whether you can safely disconnect during screening.


If you are able to disconnect from the concentrator, you may submit it for X-ray screening so you may undergo screening through imaging technology or a walk-through metal detector.

If you must remain connected, your equipment will be tested for traces of explosives material.

Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs

A nebulizer, CPAP, BiPAP and APAP must be removed from its 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 through the X-ray. A TSA officer may need to remove it from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.

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

Check back next week for part 4 for travel checklists.