Transportation of cremated remains


Norse allows the transportation of cremated remains on the following conditions.

  • Cremated remains must be securely sealed within a temporary or permanent ‘security friendly’ container constructed of a lightweight material, such as plastic or wood, and should be carried in cabin baggage.

  • The container must be scannable (a container returning an opaque image will not be permitted through security, either for checked luggage or for carry-on luggage, and therefore not accepted onboard). Out of respect, screeners will not open a container, even if requested to do so by the passenger.

  • There is no need to inform our ground agents when checking in/boarding, but it is advisable to arrive early to ensure adequate time for clearance through the security checkpoint.

  • Copies of the Death certificate, Certificate of Cremation or other appropriate documentation must be carried.

  • As some countries have additional authorizations that are required, it would also be advisable to contact the Consulate/embassy for the countries the cremated remains are being taken to and from, to identify their specific rules and legal requirements.