Do not pack cash, medication, important documents, valuables or fragile items in your checked luggage. Homeland Security now requires that all electronics larger than a cell phone are subject to a secondary screening at select airports. If in disrepair (broken screen, etc.), these devices will not be allowed through security. Cases must be removed and placed in their own bin for (round-trip) screening. The U.S. Department of Transportation, with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, have issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States.
New carry-on/checked baggage restrictions when departing Dominican Republic:
Medication: Security personnel are directing passengers to put all medicine in their checked bags, unless you have a doctor's note or the medication is in the container provided by the pharmacy with the proper pharmaceutical label.
Coffee and spices: Passengers are being directed to dispose of, or pack in their checked baggage, coffee beans/ground coffee, spices and the other items listed below. These items are no longer allowed through security. Once through security, you may purchase these items and bring on the aircraft.
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may be carried in checked Luggage only if it contains more than 24% but less than 70% by volume of alcohol, in containers not exceeding
5 liters, with a total net quantity per person of 5 liters of
Liquids/Aerosols/Gels (LAG): Liquids, aerosols and gels cannot be over 100 ml.(3.4oz) and must be packed into a transparent releasable plastic bag. Passengers may only carry one such bag and must present it separately from their luggage before being inspected.
Baby liquids: Baby liquids such as milk, creams, formulas, and lotions may be allowed in quantities of more than 100 ml per package, the contents of which must be verified.
Powders: Substances in the form of powder (including baby formula) may be carried in hand luggage provided that its contents are checked and do not exceed 12 ounces (350ml)