Items Not Allowed in Baggage

Information for Passengers on Dangerous Goods

The following information is taken from the current edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

Passengers must contact their airline in advance for further information when planning to travel with certain types of dangerous goods as indicated below. 

Forbidden Items

Carry-on Baggage

Checked (hold) Baggage

On One's Person

Camping stoves – gas or flammable liquid fuelled, that have been used or are new and have their fuel attached, are normally not permitted; however, there are some circumstances when stoves that have been completely purged fully clean of fuel can be carried.

Contact your airline for more details prior to travel.

See also - Travelling with Sport and Camping Related Items

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Diving cylinders that are above 280 kPa (2.8 bar or 40 psi) cannot be carried.

Diving cylinders that are below 280 kPa (2.8 bar or 40 psi) can be carried.

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Fireworks

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Flammable Paint

Gloss paints are often flammable and must not be carried. Aerosol paints are also forbidden.

Most paint manufacturers place information on the tins to indicate whether the product is flammable, toxic or corrosive.

If in doubt, contact the manufacturer.

Water-based paint and ‘Artist paints’ are permitted.

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Lighter Fuel and Lighter Refills

 

Restrictions apply to matches and cigarette lighters

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Party Poppers

Party Poppers are forbidden.

Christmas crackers may be carried provided they are in their original retail packaging.  Passengers planning to travel with Christmas crackers should check with their airline as some do not allow these items.

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Premixing burner lighter without a means of protection against unintentional activation

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Smoke hood – with oxygen supply (either gaseous or chemical)

Passengers are not permitted to carry smoke hoods which have an internal gaseous or chemical oxygen supply.

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'Strike anywhere' matches

 

Restrictions apply to matches and cigarette lighters

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