Can you lock your luggage on international flights?
The TSA has master keys that allow agents to open all TSA-approved locks, if they determine that your bag needs extra screening. Note that not all security officers outside the U.S. have the same master keys, so even a TSA-approved lock could be cut off if you’re traveling internationally.
Which countries require TSA locks?
TSA agents will open your suitcase with a TSA master key that opens all Travel Sentry locks instead of cutting your lock. Here’s where it becomes mandatory to use a TSA-approved lock.
At major airports in the following countries:
- South Korea.
Should I lock my luggage when flying to Europe?
If the bag is open in Europe have no idea if a note is included or not. Second, a TSA lock means nothing to a European inspector. For us, we use the plastic cable ties for all of our luggage. Not so much as theft prevent but to prevent the zipper pull from accidentally being pulled open by machine or other bags.
Do I need to put a lock on my luggage?
The TSA and Luggage LocksBut all checked baggage is subject to screening, and agents may cut off those locks if they’re not TSA approved. When a suitcase that needs to be personally inspected is secured with a TSA-approved lock, agents can open the bag and re-lock it without doing any damage.