Are you planning a plane trip and wondering if you can take plants and animals with you? The answer is yes, but there are some restrictions. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it is allowed to carry plants on airplanes. You can safely pack them inside checked baggage or hand luggage, as long as they fit the airline's size and weight restrictions and that the ground doesn't contain too much liquid. However, while TSA agents allow a plant to go through security and board a plane, they also have the last word to ensure the safety of passengers if they can reach the aircraft.
It is illegal to introduce, possess, move, or release any harmful plant pest or herb regulated by the Department and the USDA, except with a permit issued by the Department or the USDA. The transfer of firewood with bark and unpeeled wood to the state from an infested or regulated area is prohibited, except by a certificate issued by an authorized representative of the state of origin. When it comes to animals, it is important to check with your airline before you travel. Most airlines allow small pets in the cabin, but there may be restrictions on size and type of animal. Some airlines may also require that your pet be in a carrier that fits under the seat in front of you.
Additionally, some airlines may require that your pet have a health certificate from your veterinarian. In conclusion, it is possible to take plants and animals on a plane trip, but it is important to check with your airline first to make sure that you are following all of their regulations. Additionally, it is important to make sure that any plants or animals you are bringing are not harmful pests or herbs regulated by the Department or USDA.