Question - Can I bring a plant on a plane?

Answered by: Chris Watson  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 27-06-2022  |  Views: 1168  |  Total Questions: 14

The TSA allows passengers to transport plants either as carry-on items or in checked bags. Like the rest of your belongings, plants will need to undergo security screening. Plan to send them down the X-ray conveyor belt with the rest of your carry-on luggage. However, importing an aloe vera from a third country into the EU or vice versa is prohibited, unless you have a phytosanitary certificate for the aloe vera from the country of origin. All travelers entering the United States are REQUIRED to DECLARE meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, soil, animals, as well as plant and animal products (including soup or soup products) they may be carrying. The declaration must cover all items carried in checked baggage, carry-on luggage, or in a vehicle. Almost all plants are allowed into the UK if they are form an Eu country, but if they are not there are plenty you will find will be confiscated at customs, including all citrus and vine plants. Carrying a potted plant or a small bonsai tree through airport security will definitely earn you some double takes but, hopefully, no problems. Airlines usually don't object to flight passengers traveling with plants. Certain restrictions come into play when it's time to pass customs in a foreign country, however.

https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/lifestyle/how-to-keep-your-plants-alive-while-traveling

Move your plants out of direct sunlight. Place them close together – this will provide shade and retain moisture. Water your plants and place wet newspaper on the soil around them to retain the moisture. If your plants are in flowerpots, you can also put damp newspaper or a wet oasis in the bottom.

https://cleverbloom.com/how-to-ship-plants/

When it's time, take one large (or two small) paper towels and soak them in water (barely wring excess water out). Wrap the wet paper towel around the roots and fold the paper towel into a small pocket around the roots. Slip it into a plastic bag and secure. Use a tie of some sort if needed.

https://www.ebags.com/buyingguides/luggage-and-travel/tsa-rules

The TSA has designated many items as prohibited in carry-on luggage and/or checked luggage. These items include various sharp objects, sporting goods, guns and firearms, tools, self-defense items, explosive /flammable materials, and other dangerous items. Please see the TSA website for the entire list.

https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/95987/can-you-travel-with-fresh-flowers-on-domestic-fligh

The TSA does allow fresh cut flowers through security checkpoints, as noted in their My TSA app: You can bring fresh flowers through the checkpoint, but not in a container filled with water. We suggest wrapping the stems in damp paper towels and plastic wrap or foil to keep them hydrated while you travel.

According to their version, coconut cannot be carried in an aircraft unless broken into 2 pieces.. neither as cabin luggage nor as checked-in luggage. Why a coconut cannot be transported in an aircraft as a personal baggage.

https://travel-made-simple.com/what-not-to-pack-in-your-carry-on-bag/

You can take toiletries or other liquids that are in containers no larger than 3. 4 ounces (100ml), and they must all fit in a one quart (one liter) clear zip top bag. This includes liquids, gels, and aerosols. If you must pack more toiletries than these allowances, you will have to pack them in checked luggage.

https://www.smartertravel.com/tsas-holiday-carry-rules-bring-not/

As long as you're traveling between U. S. gateways, it's fine to bring along a Christmas cactus or any other holiday-related plant. However, if you're traveling internationally, you may have issues with customs, as many countries have restrictions on bringing agricultural products across international borders.

If it fits within the maximum hold baggage dimensions (as there are so many different models of Dyson vacuum cleaner it is impossible to say whether it will or not without more information) for the airline you'll be flying with, you can take it. There's no rule to say you can't bring one.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/personal-food-plant-and-animal-product-imports

You cannot bring in: meat and meat products. milk or dairy products, other than powdered infant milk, infant food, special foods and special pet feed needed for medical reasons. potatoes and potato seeds.

https://www.rollitup.org/t/can-you-bring-back-seeds-from-amsterdam-to-uk.334066/

Yes mate you can bring seeds back its perfectly legal til u sprout them, seeds smell nothing like cannabis and are usually sold in very well sealed containers anyway (dogs ARE NOT TRAINED TO SNIFF SEEDS OUT).

https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Bringing-money-to-the-UK

Currency Limits If you bring money worth 10, 000 Euros or more (including money in other currencies) and you are coming to the UK from a country that is outside the European Union, you have to declare that sum to customs officers by filling in a form when you arrive.

https://www.inbrief.co.uk/neighbour-disputes/importing-plants-and-seeds/

You are allowed to bring into the UK bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes (but not potatoes) weighing in total up to 2kg per person. If you wish to bring into the UK more than 2kgs of bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes you will need to obtain a phytosanitary certificate or a licence.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=435

The RHS advises not to bring back plants or plant products from other countries in your baggage. If you do decide to bring in plants from abroad, you must ensure that you comply with the relevant plant health regulations. Border force have a leaflet which explains restrictions on imports of plants and plant products.