Ask your airline if you intend to travel with specimens that have been preserved in alcohol. You will need to find out about their packaging requirements.
There are restrictions on the volume of alcohol allowed and how specimens are to be packed. You must discuss carriage with your airline.
If you are travelling on an international flight and taking the specimen as carry-on the alcohol volume allowed cannot exceed 100ml.
The alcohol used to preserve specimens is flammable and if not packed correctly presents a risk to passengers, crew and the plane.
You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:
We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous or prohibited item will be removed.