TSA Cares: Traveling With Medication


[ Music ] Traveling through the checkpoint
with medications or a medical device? Here’s what you need to know to get
to your destination with all you need. Medications in liquid or solid
form and paste or creams in excess of 3.4 ounces are allowed
in your carry-on bag and are exempt from our 3-1-1 liquid rule. This also goes for medical
accessories such as freezer packs, IV bags, pumps, and syringes. To ease the screening process,
make sure they are clearly labeled. On the day of travel,
ensure you arrive early to allow time for security screening. Inform the officer of your condition or
show your disability notification card at the checkpoint before
your screening begins. Let the TSA officer know
if you do not want or cannot have your liquid
medication screened by x-ray. Other steps will be taken
to screen the liquid. You’ll be screened by
advanced imaging technology or a walk-through metal detector. If you cannot or choose not to go through this screen technology,
you’ll undergo a pat down. A pat down may also be needed
to resolve an alarm or as part of additional security measures. Protheses and mastectomy bras are
considered medically necessary and may be worn during screening. We will not ask you to
reveal or remove these items. If you’re traveling with a medical
device that is attached to your body, you will need to sure to
inform the TSA officer prior to the start of your pat down. If you can safely disconnect
from your medical device and if the device manufacturer allows it,
the device can be screened by an x-ray. If you cannot disconnect from the device,
it may require additional screening. For your comfort and discretion, know that at any time during the screening process, you may request to speak with a
supervisor or request private screening. Have additional questions about
the screening policies, procedures, and what to expect at a checkpoint? Contact the TSA Cares help line prior
to your next flight or send a tweet or a direct message on
Facebook to Ask TSA. For more information on travel
and to print out your own TSA notification
card, visit tsa.gov.

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