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Transporting Deceased in an Urn / Crematory container

*Revised 13APR04-Per U.S. Public Health - No Documents Required        
Authorized stamp required if arrival from a foreign port into U.S.

Please see  www.tsa.gov for more info  
                                                   
The policy for transporting the deceased in crematory containers via check-in or carry-on has been revised.   
                                                     
In order for a crematory container to be transported on a commercial aircraft, the container must pass x-ray screening by TSA.
If the container is made of a material that prevents the screener from clearly being able to see what is inside, then the container    
will not be allowed through the security checkpoint.
                                                                                                 

TSA screeners are prohibited from opening 
a crematory container and contents within
the container in lieu of x-ray screening.
                                                      
It is recommended that travelers refrain from transporting remains in bronze, metal, or lead lined urns since they are not x-ray friendly containers.      
It is strongly recommended that they purchase a temporary crematory container made of a material that   
can successfully be x-rayed, such as wood, non-lead lined ceramic, covered calabash or sachet.              
                                                       
Anyone wishing to transport an empty permanent metal, opaque, or lead lined urn in checked baggage, they must leave the top of the urn open since our screeners can not open the urn.                                   
                                                        
It is not permissible to use documentation from funeral home or death certificate to release unclear contents through the security checkpoints.  

Photos:

 

 Bronze Urn - Not x-ray friendly

Ceramic Urn - x-ray friendly 

*Must be non-lead lined*

 

 Wooded Urn - x-ray friendly

  

 Covered Calabash - x-ray friendly  

 


              
 

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