Know Before You Go


Find answers to common questions about what type of items are safe to bring on an aircraft, what destinations may have travel restrictions, and other safety-related items you will want to know before your next trip. 

  • Pack Safe FAA Rules & GuidelinesU.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prohibit passengers from carrying hazardous materials (“hazmat” or “dangerous goods”) aboard commercially operated aircraft.  For specific guidance, see www.faa.gov/go/packsafe or scan the QR code below with your smart phone:

                                                

    You may also contact the U.S. DOT Hazmat Information Center for answers to any hazmat questions at phmsa.hm-infocenter@dot.gov or 1-800-467-4922.

    When in doubt…Leave it out!

  • FBI Department of JusticeU.S. Department of Justice Office of Private Sector (OPS) has developed a guide featuring best practices for business travel, to ensure the safety and security of the traveler and the information they may hold. For specific guidance, see www.fbi.gov/file-repository/business-travel-508.pdf/view.

  • STEPU.S. Department of State has created the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) which is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

     Doing so will allow you to:

    • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
    • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
    • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

    To find out more and enroll in the program visit https://step.state.gov.

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