Travelling with Christmas Crackers

Dangerous Goods information for Passengers

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.

Restrictions implemented by other countries in the interests of aviation security may further limit or forbid the carriage of some of the items listed in these pages.  Additionally, airlines and security screening agencies have the right to refuse the carriage of certain items.

Passengers must contact their airline in advance for clarification of the regulations, or when planning to travel with dangerous goods that require the airline’s approval when indicated in the table below.

Christmas Crackers

Carry-on Baggage

Checked (hold) Baggage

On One's Person

Airline approval required 

Christmas crackers must be in their original retail packaging

Note: Check with your airline as some forbid passengers to carry Christmas crackers. 

Party poppers are forbidden to be carried by passengers.




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