TSA Medicine Policy to bring in luggage

TSA Medicine Policy

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