Can You Bring Insulin with you on plane ? (+ injectors & infusors )

This article in intended to explain TSA rules for anyone wondering whether they can travel with insulin and other related items.

insulin kit

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

The information presented is based on guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which oversees security for the traveling public in the United States. These rules apply whether you’re flying into, within, or out of the U.S.

This is not a medical article

What TSA says about traveling with insulin on a plane?

If you check the TSA’s page dedicated to rules for traveling with insulin, you’ll find this:

TSA rule about insulin

According to the TSA, passengers are allowed to bring insulin in carry-on baggage, passengers need to notify TSA agents about insulin and place them in a separate bin.

What about other insulin supplies and equipment ?

TSA rule about insulin supplies

TSA rule about insulin pumps

You have also to notify the agents about other items related like : needles, syringes, pumps, injectors and Insulin pens. Because it may require a special screening.

Finally, there is no restriction about transporting them in checked baggage. Just don’t forget to put monitors and devices with lithium batteries in carry-on baggage.

What about the rules for your destination?

It’s also important to check any restrictions that your destination might have regarding traveling with insulin.

Additionally, consider looking into:

  • Visa requirements
  • Recommended places to visit
  • Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations by visiting the IATA Travel Center

Stay Updated on Insulin Travel Rules

This page was created on April 08, 2024, following TSA guidelines for these items. We will keep you updated on any changes to these rules.

For the most current guidelines, we recommend:

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