In the past, those who advocated for the safe use of kratom would also find themselves needing to share their experiences on traveling with kratom. Due to how little the general public knew about kratom, many kratom users were stopped while traveling to answer questions about the botanical substance in their bags.
Is this still a problem today, and can you travel safely with kratom?
It is possible to travel with kratom, but you will still want to take steps to make sure that you are being smart about how you travel. There’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, and it is important that you remember that as you prepare for your trip.
Here is how you can safely travel with kratom!
How To Travel Safely With Kratom
Do Your Research
The first thing that you need to do to ensure that you don’t encounter any problems before you travel is to do your research. There are some important things that you need to be sure of before you go:
- Does your destination have any laws about using or carrying kratom?
- Does your destination or current location have any laws about transporting kratom or other natural substances?
- Does the airline that you are traveling on have any regulations about where or how to transport natural substances like kratom?
- Is there a limit on how much you are allowed to carry with you?
By searching up your destination name and kratom laws, you can easily find the information that you need about these rules. Many places do not have specific kratom rules or regulations yet, so you will instead need to look at the rules for supplements in those areas.
Regardless, you simply need to be educated about what is and what is not allowed. Then, make sure that you follow those guidelines closely.
Only Bring What Is Needed
While it might be tempting to bring a huge selection of kratom with you, that’s unlikely to be necessary. Only pack what you typically use in the time period that you will be traveling, and don’t be tempted to bring more than you need.
Not only will bringing more than you need to weigh you down unnecessarily, but it will also make it seem like you have a lot of kratom on you. Even if there aren’t any specific limitations in place, having a large amount of an unknown substance in your bag could lead to extra questioning.
For that reason, it’s best to bring only what you need when traveling.
Give yourself extra time at the airport when you are traveling with kratom. While you might not be questioned at all, there is a chance that the security agents will want to do a closer inspection of your bag if they aren’t sure what kratom is.
This could lead to a bag inspection, questioning, and even a swab test of the substance to ensure that you aren’t trying to transport anything illegal. This might sound scary, but it is simply part of the process.
Remember that kratom remains relatively unknown to the population at large. This means that many people will not recognize the word, let alone the actual plant material. Just in case the agents want to do a closer inspection, give yourself extra time at the airport.
Don’t Try To Hide Things
You’ve done your research; you know that you are legally permitted to bring kratom with you on your trip. Do not try to hide the kratom. Pack it wherever is most convenient to pack; there’s no need to try to disguise what it is.
Trying to hide something is going to make it seem suspicious even when it is not suspicious. It is best to be very straightforward about what you are carrying with you.
In fact, it is probably best to pack your kratom with the original labels in place if possible. Packing your kratom in its original packaging will be very clear what the substance is if there are any questions. Plus, it will be clear that you are not trying to hide what it is.
Be Prepared For Questions
As mentioned, airport security may have some questions about what it is you are carrying if they are not familiar with kratom. Don’t worry; this is standard protocol. These agents are trained to deal with many things, but that doesn’t mean that they know every medication or supplement on the market.
By being ready to answer a few questions about kratom, you can effectively explain what it is and quell any worries that they may have about the substance. Don’t be nervous, and simply answer the questions as accurately as you can.
Abide By The Agent’s Decisions
While unlikely, it is possible that one of the security agents might decide that they cannot allow you to go through security with your kratom supply. This could be because they cannot identify with it is, and they want to do further testing but do not have the time or means to do so.
This would be incredibly frustrating, but you don’t have much of a choice besides allowing them to do what they want. They are in charge of this situation. It might be OK to ask to talk to a supervisor to be able to clear up any future problems regarding kratom. Still, it’s probably best to just take the loss and move on.
Travel Safely With Kratom
There aren’t any aviation rules that prevent you from traveling with kratom or with supplements that you might want to have on hand when you’re out of town. Still, it’s always possible to meet with some confusion or resistance when traveling, so it’s best to be prepared.
Pack smart. Educate yourself. Be prepared for whatever you might meet. By knowing what you might encounter before you head to the airport with kratom in your bag, you’ll be more prepared than you need to be. Get ready for a comfortable flight!