OFF!® Products and Air Travel in the United States
For nearly 60 years, OFF!® has been helping protect families from mosquito bites. As reports of some mosquito-borne diseases spreading in certain tropical and sub-tropical regions have been a cause for concern, SC Johnson wants to share with consumers traveling within or to and from the United States the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) guidelines. We want to ensure all air-travelers are informed of what personal repellent products are allowed for packing and bringing to their destinations.
A Format for Everyone
OFF!® on-skin personal repellents, effective in repelling mosquitoes, come in a variety of formats including sprays, aerosols and wipes.
Let Our Family Protect Yours
According to TSA guidelines, personal repellents in liquid, gel and aerosol form are allowed in both checked bags and carry-on luggage, but may be subject to certain size and quantity restrictions.
According to the Federal Aviation Association most insect repellents in non-aerosol liquid pump sprays and wipes are not restricted as hazardous materials – and therefore not subject to size or quantity limits in checked luggage. Some liquid repellents are flammable -- these are still allowed but must stay within the size and quantity limits specified by the FAA. Liquids and aerosols in carry-on baggage are further limited to 3.4 oz (100 ml) containers at the TSA security checkpoint.
OFF!® Products Allowed in Carry-On Luggage:
OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent IV: .5 fl. oz. Mini Pump Spray
OFF! Deep Woods® Sportsmen Mini Pump Spray: 1 fl.oz. Pump Spray
- Formulated with 98.25% DEET
OFF! Deep Woods® Insect Repellent Towelettes
OFF!® Products Allowed in Checked Luggage*:
OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent III (Tropical Fresh®): 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray
OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent II (Clean Feel): 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray
- Formulated with 5% Picaridin
OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent IV (Unscented): 6 fl. oz. and 9 fl. oz. Pump Spray
OFF! Deep Woods® Insect Repellent VII: 6 fl. oz. and 9 fl. oz. Pump Spray
OFF! Deep Woods® Sportsmen Repellent III: 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray
*The total quantity of on-skin personal repellent for each person in checked baggage is limited to 68 fl. oz.
All OFF!® personal repellents are effective when used according to the label. The key difference among OFF!® personal repellents is the protection duration, which varies according to the concentration of the active ingredient.
Please note the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/) informs that all travelers should use personal insect repellent for three weeks after returning from tropical and sub-tropical areas.