You can transport human remains either in the cabin or in the aircraft's hold, but you need to consider the necessary conditions:
You can carry cremated human remains in an urn that meets the following criteria:
- The maximum weight allowed is 10 kilograms. If the weight exceeds this limit, it will be considered checked baggage.
- The contents of the urn will be verified through X-ray screening.
- The urn must be protected by a sturdy outer packaging, which can be made of cardboard or wood, and it should be padded to prevent damage or breakage.
- We recommend that the urn be packaged discreetly.
- You must carry the document certifying the cremation of the remains.
You can transport embalmed, cremated, and exhumed human remains in the hold, provided they meet the necessary conditions for transportation:
- You must make a reservation at least 48 hours before the flight's departure. To do this, you need to contact a funeral home to request the reservation directly or go through a cargo agency.
- Uncremated human remains must be embalmed without exception.
- If the packaging of the human remains leaks or has any kind of leakage, they cannot be transported.
- Cremated or exhumed human remains must be placed in a properly sealed funeral urn. The urn should be protected with padded packaging to prevent any damage during the flight.
- You can transport exhumed human remains with an exhumation time of more than 3 years.
- If you need to transport exhumed human remains with an exhumation time of less than 3 years, you must have a certificate issued by the cemetery administration where the exhumation process took place, clearly indicating that only skeletal remains are being transported and that the body's decomposition period has ended.