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:
AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure 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 good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.
If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see: