Traveling with Your CPAP

Always take your PAP machine with you when you travel. Even if you're only gone for a few days, your PAP machine will help you enjoy your tripeven more by giving you the restful sleep you need. 


PAP machines are allowed through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security once they've been screened by an X-ray. If the X-ray cannot see through all parts of the machine, additional screening may be necessary. Here are some tips to help you through it:

  • Take your machine in a carry-on bag. If you place it in a checked bag and the bag is misplaced, you'll have to go without your PAP therapy.
  • Let a security officer know of your machine and any special requirements before the screening process begins.
  • Your PAP machine will have to be removed from the carrying case, so we recommend putting it in a clear plastic bag to keep it clean. Facemasks and tubing can remain in the case.
  • If your machine requires additional screening, request that security wears gloves to be sanitary.

For more information on TSA policies, refer to their website at or click here.