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Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods which are forbidden to be carried in passenger baggage

For safety reasons, the following dangerous goods are forbidden to be carried in passenger baggage:

  • Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance
  • Electroshock weapons (e.g. tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries
  • Most of security type equipment such as attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc., incorporating dangerous goods, for example lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material
  • Personal medical oxygen devices that utilize liquid oxygen
  • Explosives, ammunition, fireworks, flares, etc.
  • Gases (flammable, non-flammable/non-toxic, toxic) such as butane, propane, camping gas, etc.
  • Flammable liquids such as acetone, lighter fuel and lighter refills, “Blue flame” or “Cigar” lighters, paints, cleaning spirits, etc.
  • Flammable solids and substances liable to spontaneous combustion such as “Strike anywhere” matches, articles which are easily ignited, etc.
  • Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
  • Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides such as bleaching powder, peroxides, etc.
  • Toxic and infectious substances such as arsenic, cyanide, insecticides, mercury, bacteria and virus cultures, etc
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, etc.
  • Other articles such as magnetized materials, noxious, offensive or irritating materials, etc.

There are, however, certain exceptions for personal care, medical needs, sporting equipment and items to support physically disabled passengers. For detail information on dangerous goods that may be carried in passenger baggage under certain conditions, please contact your airline prior to your intended travel day.