UPDATE: TSA NOT Allowing Full-Size Sunscreen In Carry-Ons
In a statement released by the TSA:
“Our website incorrectly reported that sunscreen containers larger than 3.4 oz. were allowed in carry-on bags if medically necessary. That error has been corrected. Sunscreen in carry-on bags must be 3.4 oz. or less. Larger quantities should be placed in checked baggage.”
There’s big news for your next tropical vacation. You’ll be able to bring a full bottle of your favorite sunscreen in your carry-on bag.
Thanks to a challenge by the department of dermatology at Brown University, sunscreen is now on the TSA’s medically-approved items list. Liquids on that list are not subject to the 3.4-ounce bottle limit.
This opens the opportunity to pack the sunscreen you trust most without having to check a bag. It also eliminates the chance of a bottle of sunscreen popping in your checked bag, starting your vacation off with a huge mess.
Warning: You Must Declare Sunscreen
When going through the TSA checkpoint, you must tell the agent that you have sunscreen in your carry-on. If you don’t, they will confiscate the bottle.
The best part of having sunscreen in your carry-on is that it’s handy for going straight to the beach from the airport.
Check out our selection of TSA-friendly sunscreens.