You can Take Scissors with you On a Plane But ..

Typically, hikers, crafters, and artists travel with scissors. Fortunately, the TSA permits this; however, as mentioned in the title, approval depends on certain factors. First, if placed in checked bags, there’s no issue. However, if you plan to carry them in your carry-on bags, there’s an important consideration : the size. In this article, I’ll explain this point.

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NOTICE: This content is specifically for individuals traveling to or within the United States of America.

The guidelines provided here are based on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policies, the body governing public travel security in the United States, affecting flights entering, exiting, or within the country.

What TSA says about traveling with Scissors on a plane?

According to the TSA, scissors carried in carry-on luggage must be shorter than 4 inches (10.16 centimeters). For checked baggage, there are no specific restrictions.

TSA rules about Scissors

What about the rules for your destination?

It’s important to check if your destination has specific restrictions regarding traveling with scissors. Additionally, understanding visa requirements and notable locations to visit can make your travel experience better:

For more information on destination-specific customs, currency, and airport tax regulations, visit the IATA Travel Center.

Stay Updated on Scissor Travel Rules

This guide is based on the latest TSA guidelines as of October 31, 2023. We’ll keep you informed about any changes to these regulations.

To stay updated, consider the following resources:

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