The Office of Transportation Security of the Transportation Department has announced on Sunday that folded umbrellas will henceforth be allowed on airplanes both as carry-on and check-in baggage.
The OTS said it will be easing the prohibition on bringing folded umbrellas inside airplanes.
“The Office of Transportation Security of the Department of Transportation on Sunday announced it will be easing the prohibition on the carriage of folded umbrellas in cabin and checked baggage,” OTS said on Facebook.
Transport officials clarified that long and cane umbrellas remain to be prohibited for carry-on bags.
Officials previously prohibited some umbrellas due to its sharp and pointed elements.
Transport authorities said that these items could be considered dangerous hence the decision to ban these items previously. (TN)