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If you Need to Take Your Loved One's Ashes to a Destination, here are Some Tips to Follow

Published: July 4, 2022
by Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service

Cremation services in Hermitage, TN

Cremation services in Hermitage, TN, are a common option for laying a loved one to rest that has been used for thousands of years to honor individuals. In some cases, the remains may be kept in an urn at home, but for others, there may have been a request by the deceased to take their remains to a destination. If this is the case and you need to travel by air, this article will highlight some considerations and tips you can follow to make the process easier.

If you Need to Travel to the U.S.

If you have been asked to transport the remains to a location you need to fly to, in most cases, airlines will allow the ashes to be transported. One of the first recommendations that you should follow is to check with the airline on their website and look for the topic of cremated remains because this can help give you further information. You will want to do this at least a week in advance because the airline will need to determine if the remains will be transported as checked luggage, a carry-on, or air cargo.

It's also recommended that you check with TSA because they have their own set of rules, and one of them requires the urn to be scannable. This means you're going to want to travel with an urn made from materials such as cardboard, fiberboard, plastic, cloth, or even some wood options. When the urn goes through security, TSA needs to be able to have a clear image when it's scanned, or they may refuse to allow the item on board.

Another suggestion is to attach any important documentation to the urn, such as the death and cremation certificates and any other documentation about the funeral. You can also check with a funeral director in the area you are traveling to see if there are any local regulations you need to follow.

International Travel

Cremation services in Hermitage, TN

In addition, you can also call and speak to a funeral director or attorney in the country or visiting to assure that you are complying and to do this at least two weeks in advance to prevent obstacles. International travel is a more complicated experience because each country has its own set of policies on this procedure. One way you can ensure that you are getting the correct information is to contact the embassy of whichever country you're traveling to check for specific regulations. Make sure you speak to someone or confirm via email, and don't rely on websites because policies can change quickly.

Compassionate and Streamlined Services

Planning the cremation services in Hermitage, TN doesn't have to be complicated if you're working with a company that truly understands loss. We are locally owned and want to provide the highest quality care on the market for our clients. We would love to help you through the process from start to finish, so contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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