So what type of fruits are allowed on planes?
Fruits are healthy, nutritious, lightweight and easy to pack in your suitcase or backpack.
But are fruits allowed on planes, and what quantities of fruits you are allowed to take in both carry-on and checked bags.
Here is a quick answer:
You can bring any type of solid fruits and vegetables in domestic flights without any restrictions. but on international flights you will need to follow the rules and regulations set by your destination country and if they allow the type of fruit you wanted to bring.
Read more about traveling with fruits in both domestic and international flights.
Let’s dive right in.
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Can You Take Fruits Through The TSA?
According to the TSA you are allowed to bring solid fruits and vegetables though the security checkpoint without limited quantities within the United states.
Here is what the TSA displayed on its website about taking fruits on planes.
Fruits that are in liquid forms like juices, should respect the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule (no more than 3.4 oz in a single container).
Can I Take Fruits In Hand Luggage?
You can bring fruits and vegetables inside your hand luggage on domestic flights on most airlines.
The TSA or airlines do not have any restrictions regarding solid items or food onboard the airplane.
|Fruits||Allowed In Carry-on Baggage||Allowed In Checked Baggage|
|Fruit pouches and applesauce||Less than 3.4 oz in a single container||Allowed|
Here is an answer from the TSA confirming to @Sherry that bananas, oranges, apples and grapefruits and all those kinds of fruits are allowed in carry-on baggage without any limits; however; the TSA officer may ask you for additional screening at the security checkpoint but there is nothing to worry about.
You are not allowed to bring most fresh fruits and vegetables due to the risk of spreading invasive plant pests when traveling from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland, find more here.
Can We Carry Fruits In Check In Baggage?
You can also pack all kinds of fruits in checked luggage without restriction.
In general there is no limit to the amount of fruits you can bring in your checked baggage, you can pack as many apples, oranges, bananas or other fresh fruits as you’d like into your allowable checked baggage.
However, solid fruits in checked baggage should be protected nicely by wrapping them and protecting them in a well sealed and solid bag.
Sliced fruits, or fruits in liquid form like applesauce are also allowed in checked baggage without any limits.
Though it is not advised to place fruit along with your clothes or other items inside your checked bag.
Can You Bring Fresh Fruit On An International Flight?
You can take fresh fruits to eat on your international flight, however if you want to take it through the customs and to your destination you will have to know the entry procedures of your destination country.
@Raffa wanted to bring fresh fruits in his checked baggage to San Francisco from Brazil.
The TSA replied that he should reach out to the CBP (Customs and border protection) that manages the entry procedures to the US.
Here is what the CBP stated on their website.
So you can bring fruits to the US from another country, but they will need to be inspected and that they are free from any insects or diseases.
If you are taking fruits outside the US, the TSA agent will not stop but you should know that different countries have different regulations regarding the types of fruits they permit on their territories, So, it’s important to check the rules of your exact country to see if they permit the type of fruit you want to bring, if you can’t find any info then you can contact your airline.IMPORTANT
What Fruits To Eat When Flying?
Before you head to the airport it is advised to grab some fruit and put them inside your carry-on bag or personal items, fruits are loaded with potassium which will help you relax and balance your blood pressure.
Bananas and oranges or Vitamin c are just the perfect fruits to take with you on your flight; some passengers tend to blend their fruits but it is not advised because there are limits to the amount you can take in carry-on baggage.
You can also take Yogurt parfait (But in limited quantities) and other fresh fruits like green apple or kiwi.
Overall the most important thing when flying is to keep yourself fresh and hydrated, so just go ahead and take some rich fruits, a bottle of water and boost your energy.
Final Thoughts On Taking Fruits On a Plane.
You can bring all types of fruits on a plane, in both carry-on or checked baggage within the US.
It is totally okay to bring any kind of fruit, like apples, bananas, grapes or oranges that is in solid form, if you are taking juice you need to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rules which is 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less for a single container placed in a quart sized bag.
When taking fruits on your international flight you can either eat all of them during your flight, or do a quick research about the rules of your destination country and if they are okay with the kind of fruit you take in their territory.
Yes you can bring fruits to California and in general any state, as long as you are in the mainland the TSA will not restrict any solid food in carry-on baggage.
You can take food with the UK on almost all your flights in both carry on and checked baggage,However liquid foods must be no more than 100 ml.
Taking fruits to or from the UK, you will have to know the country’s restrictions on bringing fruits and vegetables, certain fruit may not be allowed to bring in the UK or to any other country.
You can take almost all types of fruits or any other vegetable within the EU countries as long as they are for personal use.
However, fruits must be grown in any EU country and not outside the European Union and are free from pests or disease.
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