TSA Places Limit on Powder in International Carry-On Bags

By Anna Breuer on 23 June 2018
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Security checkpoint at London Heathrow T2

Security checkpoint at London Heathrow T2

The Transportation Security Administration announced it will place a limit on the amount of powdered material a passenger can carry on an international flight destined for the United States to its list of limits for carry-on baggage without being subject to additional screening.

The limit on powders will be 12 ounces or 350 milliliters.

Dry shampoo, baby powder, and make-up powders as well as protein powder or spices such as cinnamon are all covered by the new limitation.

The move goes into effect June 30 and follows a similar rule on U.S. domestic flights that went into effect last summer.

Powder was added after an attempt to blow up a passenger plane in Australia last summer, a TSA official said, although the agency has long been concerned about powders as a way to smuggle improvised explosives, fentanyl, and pepper spray onto an aircraft.

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