New regulations for flights to the USA

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On 30 June, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced restrictions on the carriage of powder-like substances in cabin luggage on direct flights to the USA.

Passengers travelling to the USA are allowed to carry in their hand luggage powder-like substances – e.g. coffee, flour, sugar, cosmetics – with a total maximum weight of 350 g (based on the maximum packaging volume).

The restriction does not apply to (i.e. the carry-on/cabin luggage on flights to the USA may contain), e.g.:

  • prescription medicine and baby formula, provided they are carried in their original, unopened packaging;
  • items purchased at the airport in the restricted zone (i.e. following security checkpoint), sealed at the point of sale, together with the receipt, in a Secure Tamper Evident Bag (STEB). STEBs are bags that can be checked for tampering and may be opened only at the destination airport.

Passengers travelling to the USA carrying powder-like substances in the amount exceeding 350 g are requested to put them in their registered luggage.

LIQUIDS: the restrictions on the carriage of liquids in hand luggage remain unchanged.

For more information on the carriage of powder-like substances on flights to the USA please go to the Polish Civil Aviation Authority website

#flyKRK flights to Chicago scheduled twice a week. Starting from next week, LOT Polish Airlines will fly directly from Kraków to Chicago twice a week (on Mondays and Fridays).



  • Before your flight, please make sure your documents are valid and entitle you to enter the destination country, and that you have a visa, if necessary. When crossing a border, children are required to present an ID card or a passport.
  • Please remember that it is prohibited to bring animal products to the EU territory. Restrictions similar to the EU ban on animal products also apply e.g. in the USA.
  • We also kindly remind passengers not to leave their luggage unattended at the airport, and report to the security checkpoint and passport checkpoint in advance.
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