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TSA Tips: How to Travel With Medication


An important and regular question in the world of travel is: “Can I take my medication with me.” The short answer is yes. There are however, a number of qualifiers. So, this week’s post gives you all that you need to know about traveling with medication.

Medication can be in solid or pill form in unlimited (read reasonable) quantity as long as it has been screened. Medication in liquid form can be carried in ‘reasonable quantities’ for your personal use on the flight. This means you can, if appropriate, carry more than the 3.4 ounces that is the usual limit for carry-on liquids. Also, liquid medication need not be in a clear zip-to bag.

When you’re at security and have medically required liquids, you need to declare it at the start of the screening process. The liquid will be subject to increased security measures that may mean you have to open the container.

While you can travel with medication in both carry-on and checked baggage, it’s highly recommended that you place these items in your carry-on. If you need to get to them in an emergency or your baggage gets lost you’re covered.

Although the TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, states may have individual laws that relate to the labeling of prescription medication that can be carried.

The usual process is for all medication to be screened by X-ray. If you have an objection to this, then speak up before the items are on the conveyer belt and instead your items will be inspected by other measures.

We hope that this short summary of the relevant security measures for traveling with medicaments has been useful. While the information was correct at the time of writing, you are strongly advised to check both local and federal security measures before flying.

The next time you need quality ground transportation in the L.A. area you should choose Exclusive Sedan Service Worldwide. We are a company that understands that long term success is built on working with partners in the travel industry to build fruitful and enduring relationships.




Posted on Oct 18 2013

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