Can I Bring Tape Measure on a Plane ?

Those who may wonder if they can bring a Tape Measure with them on plane, the short answer is “YES”. TSA allows it.

In this post, I will cover everything you need to know about flying with a Tape Measure as there are some clarifications to give.

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NOTICE: This article is intended for people traveling to or within the United States of America.In fact, the information I’m presenting here is based on guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). It’s the agency that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States, and its rules apply whether you’re flying into, within, or out of the U.S.

What TSA says about traveling with a Tape Measure on a plane?

The TSA page dedicated to the rules for traveling with a Tape Measure says that it allowed to travel with it:

TSA Rule about travelling with tape measures

This rule says that you can travel with a tape measure in carry on and checked bags.

However, when someone asked the same question on “X” ( former Twitter ), AskTSA support confirmed that it is allowed but also  said that it is considered as a tool, so it should not exceed 7 inches. Of course, we talk about tape measure when rolled up.

What about the rules for your destination?

Scroll through the list below to see if your destination has any restrictions for travelers. There is also other important information available, such as visa requirements and places to visit:

You can also get additional information about your destination: Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations by visiting the IATA Travel Center

Stay Updated on Tape Measure Travel Rules

This page was created on October 31, 2023, based on TSA guidelines for these kinds of items. We will keep you updated if there are any changes to this rule.For the most current guidelines, we recommend:

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