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.

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

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.

Christmas Crackers

Carry-on Baggage

Checked (hold) Baggage

On One's Person

Airline approval required 

Provided the Christmas crackers are in their original retail packaging, they may be carried by passengers.

Note: Check with your airline as some have decided not to allow the carriage of Christmas crackers. 

Party poppers are forbidden and cannot be carried by passengers.




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