Prohibited Baggage


Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury,

  • All firearms (Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Shotguns etc)
  • Replica and imitation firearms
  • Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
  • Air pistols, rifle and pellets guns
  • Signal flare pistols
  • Starter pistols
  • Toy guns of all types
  • Ball bearing guns
  • Industrial Bolt and Nail Guns
  • Cross bows
  • Catapults
  • Harpoon & Spear Guns
  • Animal Humane Killers
  • Stun or shocking devices e.g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted
  • Energy weapons (teaser)
  • Lighters shaped like firearms

Pointed/edge Weapons & Sharp Objects

Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including,

  • Axes & hatches
  • Arrows & darts
  • Crampons
  • Harpoons & spears
  • Ice axes & ice picks
  • Ice skates
  • Lockable flick knives with blades of any length
  • Knives, with a blade length of more than 6 cm, including ceremonial knives with blades of any length, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as potential weapon.
  • Meat cleavers
  • Machetes
  • Open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
    Sables, Swords & swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades of any length
  • Ski and
  • Walking/Hiking poles
  • Throwing stars
  • Tradesman’s tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon e.g. drills and dill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blow torches.

Blunt Instruments


Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including;

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs or batons – rigid or flexible -e.g.
  • Billy clubshubs, blackjacks, night sticks & batons
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak an Canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial arts equipment e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, cosh, rice flails, num chucks.


Liquids ,unless in individual containers with a capacity not

  • greater than 100 milliliters or equivalent and contained in one transparent resalable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding one litre. The contents of the plastic bag shall fit comfortably and the bag shall be completely closed. Liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the contents of pressurized containers, e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency.
  • Exemptions may be granted if the liquid is:
  • to be used during the trip and is either required for medical purposes or a special dietary requirement, including baby food, When requested to do the passenger shall provide proof of authenticity of the exempted liquid: or obtained airside beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security programme, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag that is both tamper evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport on that day or; obtained in the security restricted area from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security programme.

Explosive and Flammable Substances

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Any explosive or highly combustible substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security / safety of aircraft or property, including;

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators & fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Replica or imitation explosive material or devices
  • Mines & other explosive military stores
  • Grenades of all types
  • Gas & gas containers e.g. Butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen – in large volume.
  • Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps)
  • Non safety matches
    Smoke generating canisters or cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuel e.g. Petrol / gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol.
  • Aerosol spray paint
  • Turpentine & paint thinner
  • Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140% proof)

Chemical and Toxic Substances

Any chemical or toxic substances which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security / safety of aircraft property, including:

  • Acids and Alkalis e.g. spillablespill able wet batteries
  • Corrosive or Bleaching Substances – e.g. mercury, chlorine
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays – e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Radioactive material – e.g. Medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • Poison
  • Infections or biological hazardous material – e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Fire extinguishers