Flights in the USA (Regulated by TSA and FAA)
Although not specified, sheet masks are similar to makeup wipes and sanitizing wipes, which are allowed both on carry-on luggage and checked luggage without any quantity limit when traveling in the United States. There is no need to pack them inside the clear bag of liquid toiletries but it’s recommended in case it needs further inspection.
Flights in Canada (Regulated by CATSA)
Not specified, but sheet masks are often considered like wipes, and any types of wipes are allowed in hand luggage and checked luggage without any limit when traveling to Canada.
Flights in Europe (Regulated by IATA and EASA)
Although it isn’t specified whether sheet masks are allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on flights through Europe, they are comparable to wet wipes and baby wipes which are generally welcome on European flights.
Flights in the United Kingdom (Regulated by CAA)
Sheet masks aren’t mentioned specifically as something allowed in carry-on baggage in the United Kingdom, but sheet masks and wet wipes are alike. Since baby wipes are permitted, it’s safe to pack sheet masks on carry-on and checked suitcases.
Flights in Australia (Regulated by CASA)
Sheet masks aren’t specified as a banned item in carry-on or checked luggage in Australia. But, since they’re similar to wet wipes which are accepted, you can take them in your carry-on and checked luggage. Some sheet masks with extra liquid might be subject to additional inspection.
Flights in New Zealand (Regulated by CAA)
If you can bring sheet masks on your hand luggage while traveling to New Zealand is not specified. But, sheet masks are overall the same as wet wipes, which are permitted in a carry-on and checked baggage without any limit.
Flights in China (Regulated by CAAC)
Sheet masks aren’t explicitly mentioned as a restricted item, which means they’re allowed on carry-on and checked luggage when traveling in China. While sheet masks are often considered in the same category as wipes, is up to the security agent to inspect them if they contain free-flowing liquid inside the pouch.
Flights in India (Regulated by AAI)
Sheet masks aren’t listed in the list of banned items on flights in India. Although in most cases sheet masks are permitted in carry-on and checked luggage on flights through Asia, it’s best to pack sheet masks inside the toiletries bag in case a security agent wants to inspect them.
Disclaimer: The final decision of whether you can bring face sheet masks onboard airplanes always rests on the security officer. Some airlines also have additional rules that may be different.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bringing Facial Sheet Masks on Planes
Are face sheet masks considered a liquid?
In the United States, face sheet masks are treated similarly to wet wipes and therefore aren’t considered a liquid. Although some sheet masks have more liquid in their package, masks rarely go over the TSA-approved liquid limit and are safe to travel with. LA PURE sheet mask is a great option to keep your skin hydrated throughout a long-haul flight.
Should I pack sheet masks in hand or checked luggage?
Travelers can pack sheet masks in hand and checked luggage when traveling to the United States. That said, even if sheet masks are mostly treated as wet and make-up remover wipes, they could be subject to further screening if the pouch contains too much liquid.
Do I need to take sheet masks out of my bag when going through security?
Overall, you shouldn’t have to take your sheet mask out of your bag when going through security unless a security agent tells you to do so. It’s best practice to pack your sheet masks in the toiletry bag so they are easily accessible in case of inspection.
Can I use a sheet mask during the flight?
You can use sheet masks on planes when traveling to and from the United States. But, some sheet masks are messier than others so it’s best to pick a hydrating mask with lightweight ingredients like the Mediheal hydrating sheet mask.
Can I bring under-eye masks and patches on planes?
It isn’t specified if you can bring eye patches on planes, but it’s overall safe to bring them in your hand and checked luggage when you’re traveling to the United States. Under-eye patches are a different variation of sheet masks, which are similar to wet wipes. Under-eye masks in the form of cream or gel can be packed in a carry-on as long as they are under 3.4 oz (100 ml).
Can I take clay face masks on planes?
Travelers can take clay masks on flights to the United States with limitations. Clay masks are considered a paste/gel and the container should be under 3.4 oz (100 ml), and packed with other toiletries in a clear quarter-size bag like this TSA approved toiletries bag if traveling in hand luggage. There is no limit to how much you can take in your checked luggage.
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