The Transportation Security Administration will allow travelers to bring some larger containers of hand sanitizer through airport security checkpoints, but it will go through a special screening process.
Travelers with bottles of up to 12 ounces will be allowed to declare the hand sanitizer as a medical liquid. Travelers with these liquids will typically accompany the officer to a specialized machine for screening opaque medical liquids, according to TSA spokesperson Mark Howell.
That process is also used for medical liquids such as insulin, Howell said.
The agency warned on its website that hand sanitizer containers above the 3.4 ounce limit “will need to be screened separately, which will add some time to their checkpoint screening experience.”
For all other liquids, the agency’s regular rules still apply, including limiting bottles to 3.4 ounces within a single plastic bag, TSA said.