Dominican Republic Airport Security Update


As of June 30, 2018, food, drink, coffee and spices must be packed in checked luggage when departing the Dominican Republic. In addition, medication is not permitted to be carried on an aircraft without a written prescription or a valid doctor note. Items purchased at the airport, once through security, are permitted to carry on the aircraft. See below for a full list of items required to be packed in checked luggage and not permitted to go through airport security:

Sharp Object Restrictions:

  • Cuticle clippers
  • Sewing kits
  • Eyelash curler
  • Scalpel
  • Box cutter
  • Razor/clippers
  • Knives
  • Axes
  • Metal files
  • Tweezers
  • Umbrellas
  • Machetes
  • Cork screw
  • Multipurpose tools
  • Scissors
  • Cattle instruments
  • Ice picks


Liquid/Other Restrictions:

  • Oils
  • Water
  • Alcohol (Only alcoholic beverages containing more than 24% but less than 70% in volume of alcohol in containers that do not exceed 5 liters with a net total amount per person of 5 liters of said beverages may be transported in checked baggage. Alcoholic beverages containing less than 24% by volume of alcohol are not subject to any safety restrictions.)
  • Shaving cream/gel
  • Hair gel
  • Lipgloss
  • All other gels
  • Liquid soap
  • Syrups
  • Contact solution
  • Metal cleaner
  • Jams
  • Pasta
  • Salsa
  • Soup
  • Foam products
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfume
  • Lipstick
  • Coffee
  • Spices
  • Medication (must have a valid dr note or prescription)
  • Powder milk

Air passengers may carry on any liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes provided they are in a container of up to 3.4 oz./100ml, and all such containers must fit into a clear 1-quart resealable bag.

Exemptions: Medications and infant and child nourishments.

Medications: Inform the TSA officer that you have medically necessary liquids and/or medications and separate them from other belongings before screening begins. Also declare accessories associated with your liquid medication such as freezer packs, IV bags, pumps and syringes. Labeling these items can help facilitate the screening process.

Infant and child needs: For the purposes of our screening procedures, an infant is defined as a child who must be physically carried by an adult throughout the screening process. A toddler is defined as a child who receives assistance in walking by an adult throughout the screening process.

Notify the TSA Officer: Formula, breast milk and juice for infants or toddlers are permitted in reasonable quantities through the security checkpoint. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.

Inform the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that you carry formula, breast milk and juice in excess of 3.4 ounces in your carry-on bag. These liquids are typically screened by X-ray.

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