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What You Have to Know About TSA Pre✅Check?


The liquid rule.

If you are planning to carry liquids, gels, creams etc. in your carry-on bag then you have to adhere to the 3-1-1 TSA liquid rule. Meaning the liquids should be in containers that are 3.4 ounces or less. They should be packed in a quart size bag that is transparent, plastic and has a zip top. All the liquids are to fit in the quart size bag. Every passage is allowed to carry only one quart size bag.

But for containers that are 3.4 ounces and above, you are advised to pack them in the checked bag. This rule has an exemption for containers that are for medication or are for babies and their nourishments.

TSA PreCheck

Passengers returning to the United States can only carry duty free liquids that are of 3.4 ounces and above in their carry-on bags under the following conditions.

  1. They were purchases internationally and they are traveling back with a connecting flight.
  2. They are packed in a transparent, safe, tamper-evident bag by the retailer and don’t show any signs of tampering during screening
  3. The passenger should present an original receipt for the liquids and it should indicate that the liquids were bought within 48hrs.

Point to Note: liquids that in containers of over 3.4 ounces and are not packed in a safe, tamper-evident bag should be packed in the checked luggage.

The packing rule

Before you begin packing;

  • You should read and understand the list of items that are prohibited in either the carry-on or the checked luggage.
  • In case you use a luggage lock make sure it is one that is recognized by the TSA.
  • Every electronic should be taped with a card that contains your name and contact details

When you are packing.

  • You are advised to pack your items in a layer that is shoes, clothes, electronic etc. in their own layers.
  • Any firearm must be unloaded and packed in a hard-sided container that is locked. You must inform the airline about the firearm. Firearms should only be packed in checked luggage.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in both the checked and carry-on luggage due to their explosive material content.
  • You should pack electronics on the upper layer of your carry-on luggage for easy accessibility during screening.
  • You must follow the liquid rule for easy accessibility during screening.
  • In case you are traveling with your pet, you are advised to carry a leash for proper screening of carriers.

Passenger Advice

  • You should arrive at the airport earlier.
  • If possible wear shoes that are easy to remove.
  • Passengers with a disability or a medical condition are free to call the TSA Cares via their toll free helpline: (855) 787-2227.

Checkpoint advise.

  • You should look for the TSA Pre® lane for a quick screening.
  • Make sure you remove your ID or identification details and boarding pass to be inspected.
  • If you wearing RFID Money Belt remember to remove it
  • Place the 3-1-1 liquid quart size bag in the bin
  • Make sure your pockets are empty and you are free of any bulky jewelry. Note: you can place any of your valuables in the carry-on luggage.
  • Large electronics and computers should be removed and place in a separate bin
  • You can remove your shoes and place them on the X-ray belt.
  • Make sure you collect all your belongings from the bins after the screening is complete.
We recommend to download and print the Travel Checklist From TSA.gov



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