Can You Bring Fruits On a Plane? 2023 (Full List )

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So what type of fruits are allowed on planes?

Fruits are healthy, Nutritious, lightweight and easy to pack in your carry-on bag or personal item.

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 travel with almost any kind of solid fruits and vegetables in domestic flights, in carry-on and checked baggage without any restrictions. Taking fruits outside the US, the TSA agent will not stop you, however; you will need to know the rules of your destination country and if they allow any type of fruits.

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.

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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.

FruitsCarry-on baggage
Apples Allowed
Banana Allowed
Oranges Allowed
Peaches Allowed
Blueberries Allowed
Lemons Allowed
Fruit pouches and applesauce Less than 3.4 oz in a single container

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; The TSA officer may ask you for additional screening in the security checkpoint but there is nothing to worry about.

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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 You Bring Fruit In Checked 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 fruits to eat on your international flight, however if you want to take it through the airport and to your destination you will have to know the entry procedures of your destination country.

@Raffa wants to bring fresh fruits in his checked baggage to San Francisco from Brazil, and the TSA replied that he should reach out to the CBP (Customs and border protection) that manages the entry procedures to the US.

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Here is what the CBP displays on its website.

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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.


Can I bring fruit on a plane to California ?

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.

Can you take fruit on a plane UK ?

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.

Can you take fruit on a plane in Europe ?

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.

Final Thoughts

You can take all types of fruits on a plane, and you can pack them in carry-on or checked baggage within the US.

It is totally okay to bring any kind of fruit, like apples, bananas, grapes or oranges in solid form, if you are taking juice it should be in quantities of less than 3.4 oz / 100 ml for a single container.

When taking fruits on your international flight you can either eat all of them during your flight, or do a quick reproach about the rules in your destination country and if they allow the kind of fruit you take in their territory.

We hope this helps 

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