What to Bring-and What Not to Bring-in Carry-on Luggage

Follow the recommendations for international flights and avoid inconvenience at the time of boarding

After the terrorist attacks in 2001, airports around the world adopted stricter security rules at the time of shipment. As a result, the passenger magazine became more rigorous and hand luggage became the target of security agents.

Although each country adopts specific measures, there are some general recommendations that help when packing and avoid headaches during shipment:

X-ray and magazine

To access the departure lounge, all tourists must undergo a screening, which includes X-ray, metal detectors and, depending on the country, body scanners. In addition to carry-on luggage, shoes, coats and laptops(outside the suitcase) must pass through the equipment. If necessary, the security officer may request that the passenger go through a more thorough review.

Prohibited objects

In general, airport security asks that tourists avoid carrying in the carry-on bag things they will not need during the flight. To avoid problems, the general recommendation is to dispatch everything that is possible.

Small scissors may be carried in carry-on luggage, but should be packed to prevent accidents. Knives, weapons(even replicas) and tools over 15 centimeters are prohibited. Skis, baseball bats and other sporting objects are no longer allowed on board and must be dispatched.

At the time of shipment, anything that is liquid and in hand luggage should be placed in a clear plastic bag and shown to security agents who will pass the material by X-ray. The maximum permissible volume is 100 ml.

Sprays, gels and makeup packs also fall into this measure. What goes over 100 ml should be left with the safety team. Medicines and baby food(such as milk and baby food) are allowed in larger quantities, but the passenger must inform the safety of the existence of these materials before the magazine.

Bag protection

The United States government authorizes its security agents to open suitcases that may contain suspect substances or objects without consulting passengers. For this, they can break padlocks or even destroy the zipper of the suitcases, as reported by some tourists.