TSA Medicine Policy to bring in luggage

The TSA Medicine policy in hand luggage

The TSA medicine policy  luggage is as follows:

    • Medications in pill or solid form are allowed in unlimited amounts.

    • Medications in liquid form are allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) in reasonable quantities for the flight. 

    • You must declare medically necessary liquids to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

    • Medically necessary liquids will be subject to additional screening that could include being asked to open the container.

Additional information

    • Travelers are not required to place medically necessary liquids in a zip-top bag.

    • Travelers are not required to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which travelers need to comply.

    • Medication is usually screened by X-ray; however, if a traveler does not want a medication X-rayed, he or she may ask for a visual inspection instead. This request must be made before any items are sent through the X-ray tunnel.

International travel

    • Travelers should check with the TSA website for specific requirements for transporting medicine internationally.

    • Travelers should also check with the customs and immigration authorities of the country they are traveling to for their specific requirements.


    • Travelers who violate TSA medicine regulations may be subject to civil penalties of up to $13,910 per violation.

For more information

    • Travelers can also contact their airline for specific information on their medicine policies.

Tips for traveling with medication


    • Pack your medication in a clear plastic bag so that it is easy for TSA officers to see.

    • Keep your medication in its original packaging if possible.

    • If you are traveling with a large amount of medication, be prepared to declare it to TSA officers at the checkpoint.

    • If you have any questions about transporting medication, please contact TSA officers at the checkpoint