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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
  • Lip gloss
  • All other gels
  • Liquid soap
  • Syrups 
  • Contact solution
  • Metal cleaner 
  • Jams
  • Pasta
  • Salsa
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soup
  • Foam products
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Lipstick
  • Coffee
  • Spices
  • Medication (must have a prescription or valid doctor note) 
  • Powder Milk 


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