Asked by: Jeanelle Larumbe
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

Is it illegal to transport a dead body?

1. You can't arrange air transportation for a dead body on your own. Most airlines will transport dead bodies but you'll have to work with a funeral director or a specialized transport company. The shipper must be designated as a “known shipper” by the TSA.

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In this manner, are you allowed to transport a dead body?

In order to transport the body in your own vehicle, it must be properly sealed in the right kind of shipping container. Additionally, depending on each state, embalming the body may be required upon leaving or entering another state.

Beside above, how long can you keep a body in a mortuary? In many countries, the family of the deceased must make the burial within 72 hours (three days) of death, but in some other countries it is usual that burial takes place some weeks or months after the death. This is why some corpses are kept as long as one or two years at a hospital or in a funeral home.

Keeping this in view, can you keep a dead body in a coffin in your home?

You can keep the body at home until the funeral if you like. In some situations, a funeral director might recommend they embalm the body if it is going to be at home for longer than a few days. Embalming the body involves putting embalming fluid into the bloodstream to delay decay.

What rights does a dead person have?

Many legal rules suggest that the dead do not have rights. Often, the dead cannot marry,1 divorce, or vote. The executor of an estate cannot sue for the libel or slander of a deceased person.

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