Can You Bring Dried Fruit On A Plane? 2024 TSA rules

A bag of Trader Joe’s dried fruit is a perfect snack to enjoy during your flight. But are dried fruits allowed on planes? And how much dried fruits can you bring on a flight?

All types of dried fruits are permitted on domestic flights in both carry-on and checked bags, but on international flights, you will need to know the rules and regulations for your destination country regarding the enter of dried fruits.

Keep reading to know everything about taking dried fruits in both domestic and international flights.

Let’s dive right in.

Can You Bring Dried Fruits On a Plane?

Can You Bring Dried Fruit Through TSA?

The TSA clerks are responsible to ensure the safety and security of passengers and flights.

So it is up to them to decide what you can and can’t bring on flights within and from the US airports.

Here is a screenshot from the TSA website stating that dried fruits are good to go through the security checkpoint, but they may need additional inspection.

For a fast and easy screening process remember that the TSA officer may ask you to remove any items from your bag that obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine.

So ensure that you pack your dried food accordingly and place them somewhere near the top in case the security officer ask you to do that.

You can also take a bag of dried fruits on your hand and go through the security checkpoint, but you will need to place it on a tray with the other items to pass the screening process.

I checked Twitter to find more answers.

Jennifer wanted to bring a lot of snacks including (nuts, dried fruits, and snack bars) in her carry-on.

The TSA customer service replied that solid and dry food items are good to go in carry-on bags.

Can you take dried fruit in checked luggage?

In domestic flights you can bring any amount of dried fruits in checked luggage with no restriction.

However, if you are traveling with some expensive type of dried fruits you will need to consider packing them in your carry-on bag.

Can I Take Dried Fruits On An International Flight?

If you are traveling internationally you don’t only need to consider the airport security rules, you also need to think about the customs regulations of your destination country.

This includes bringing dried fruits to the United States.

You will need to declare any food you bring outside the US whether it is dried, fresh fruits or any other type for food.

The reason behind this is to avoid the entry of pests or disease in the country.

Similar rules are applied when taking dried fruits to other destinations.

Yansy wanted to bring dried fruit prunes on an international flight, but wasn’t sure if she could place them in carry-on or checked baggage.

The AskTSA customer service gave her the go-ahead, but since she is traveling internationally they also advise her reaching out to the customer agency of her destination country to ensure the item is allowed.

Final Thoughts On Taking Dried Fruits On Planes.

Dried fruits make a great gift and a healthy snack on a long flight.

And you won’t have any issues taking any type of dried fruits including dates on planes in either inside your carry-on or checked baggage.

Remember that the TSA security officer may ask you to remove your dried fruits from your bag for additional screening or in case they block the x-ray machine from scanning the content of the bag.

So ensure that you pack accordingly.

Alright that’s it, I’d love to hear your experience about taking dried fruits on planes, and if you ever encounter any issues.

I’m also curious to hear your experience on traveling with dried fruits on an international flight.

We hope this helps 

Happy travels 

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