There are various regulations and policies about what you can and can’t take on a plane in your carry-on or checked baggage, and no doubt that you may get confused about certain items like earrings. So can you take earrings on a plane? And can you wear earrings through TSA?
For regular earrings the simple answer: Yes.
You can wear your earrings through the TSA security checkpoint, take them in both carry-on and checked baggage without any problem, However; earrings with a weapon shape (like replica bullets), must be packed in checked baggage.
Can You Wear Earrings Through TSA?
According to the TSA any type of jewelry including earrings are allowed through the security checkpoint without any problem.
You do not need to take your earrings out for TSA screening or remove them.
Here is what the TSA have to say about earring and jewelry in through the security checkpoint.
Here is the AskTSA team answer to @studentnurse on X (formerly Twitter) about wearing earrings at the TSA checkpoint.
Earring aren’t required to be removed before going through the screening machine, but they recommend to wear small amount of metal items to avoid the chances of any alarms
If you are traveling with expensive earrings, make sure to keep them with you at all the time (do not place them inside your check bag ). you can also ask the airport officer to screen you privately to keep your belongings safe.Importnat
Do Earrings Set Off Airport Security?
Unless they are heavy and contain more metal, most of the time your earrings will not set off the metal detector at the security checkpoint;
Small earrings are okay to wear, you don’t need to take them off even if your earrings , necklaces, bracelets are made from silver, gold or platinum.
Can I Take Earrings In My Checked Luggage?
Yes there are no restrictions on taking earrings in checked baggage, also there are no limits to the amount of earrings you can bring inside your checked bag.
However; it is not recommended to place expensive items or earrings in your check bag, because there is always a chance that something can go missing from checked baggage.
If your earrings do not replicate a weapon, you can wear them; take them in your carry on bag, purse or backpack.
Besides, checked luggage is more prone to be delayed or even lost, and you don’t want your expensive earrings to disappear.
There is also a chance your earrings could break if your checked luggage is being thrown around and your earrings are not protected perfectly.
TIP: There is always a higher chance that there will be something missing in checked baggage (especially on international flights and layovers), so do not put any expensive item inside your check baggage.
Can I Take Earrings In My Hand Luggage?
Jewelry like earrings are allowed in carry-on but just make sure that they are not like the ones Larae has.
Larae asked the TSA about these bullet replica earrings.
And the TSA replied that any items that are looking like weapons will not be allowed in carry-on baggage.
You must pack any earrings that are in a weapon replica in your checked baggage, they replied.
The same goes with these fake dagger earrings that @Gabbo wanted to bring.
Her earrings are good to go in checked baggage.
How Do You Pack Earrings For Air Travel?
I’ve searched the internet for the best hacks to pack your earrings, necklaces and rings, most of the hacks are easy and do not require too much time.
If you only travel with earrings, buttons are a smart hack to keep them organized. place your pair in a button and keep them together to prevent loss.
You can also place the buttons inside your jewelry case or box; that will provide more protection and safety.
You can use a jewelry case as they take up more accessories, cases like the popular Teamoy Double Layer, which looks like a briefcase with the magic strap that is designed to keep necklaces in one place, there is also compartments for your earrings which are also customizable.
Summary: Can You Take Earrings On a Plane?
You can bring your earrings on a plane in your next flight and even wear them through the security checkpoint with any problem, the only thing you should consider is that your earrings do not have a weapon shape (like the bullet replica or knife above).
Also you can check your earrings without any issues even though is not recommended.
When going through TSA security you don’t have to remove your earrings, but if you are traveling with expensive earrings you can ask the TSA officer to screen you and your valuables in private to ensure everything is safe.
I hope this helps.
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