How Much Hand Sanitizer Can You Bring On A Plane?

Large hand sanitizer on the left and a blue face mask on the right

Your hands are full with your baggage as you’re rushing through the airport. Then suddenly, as you go through security, you forget there is a water bottle in your purse, not to mention you brought full-sized toiletries, including your hand sanitizer. Now that the world is going through the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is allowing you to bring a larger size hand sanitizer on the plane. Learn more about the updated policy from the experts at our aircraft dispatcher school in Fort Lauderdale.  

Can You Bring Hand Sanitizer on the Plane?

The TSA announced in March that it was going to increase the carry-on liquid limit to a maximum of 12 ounces for hand sanitizers. With the coronavirus on the rise and fear instilled in passengers, the TSA has permitted air travelers to bring liquid hand sanitizer with them on their flights.

This is a huge deal due to the strict liquid bans from the TSA in the past. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, TSA allowed passengers to carry 3.4 ounces of hand sanitizer on the plane. But because of the health and safety of all staff and travelers, the TSA has chosen to quadruple its carry-on allowance for hand sanitizer.1    

The TSA is urging the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus by changing the allowed amount of hand sanitizer on the plane. Until further notice, you are allowed to bring up to 12 ounces of liquid hand sanitizer.

Containers will be thoroughly checked during the checkpoints and will need to be screened separately. Keep in mind, this will add additional time to your checkpoint experience, so plan accordingly. The new update only applies to liquid hand sanitizer. If you have any larger containers, you will be subject to additional screenings performed by TSA agents. Before your trip, make sure you are triple checking the size of your liquids and ensuring they meet the maximum allowance.

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is one of the oldest aviation training institutions in the United States, where you can take a flight dispatcher course and obtain your FAA dispatcher license. Sheffield has an outstanding reputation in the aviation industry, recognized for aircraft dispatcher training by companies like Delta, United, KLM, American, Virgin Australia, Cayman Airways, Shanghai/China Eastern, ExpressJet, Federal Express, UPS, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, United Technologies, Mobil Oil, Gulf Air, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Mesaba, Horizon, American Trans Air, and many others. If you’re interested in becoming an aircraft dispatcher, contact us to get started: 954-581-6022.

 

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  1. TSA – Hand Sanitizers
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