Hazardous Substances Prohibited from Carriage on Aircraft

For security reasons the following substances are prohibited to carry as checked baggage or hand baggage .

  • Alarmed briefcases and security type attaché cases, items containing lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material,
  • Explosives, ammunition, fireworks and flares,
  • Flammable, non-flammable, deep-frozen or poisonous gases including camping gas and aerosols,
  • Flammable substances such as paints, lighter, lighter fluid and thinner,
  • Matches, flammable solids easily or spontaneously combustible or that are liable to combust when in contact with water,
  • Oxidizing substances (such as bleaching agents and peroxide),
  • Poisonous (toxic) and contagious substances,
  • Radioactive substances,
  • Corrosives (such as thermometers containing mercury, acid and fluid batteries),
  • Equipment liable to cause injury, disabling chemical spray substances, substances causing irritation or incapacitation such as pepper spray,
  • Magnetic substances,
  • Medical oxygen tubes.

Warning for USA Travellers:

  • By a ruling of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passengers traveling on USA-bound flights are strictly prohibited from carrying torch lighters in their cabin baggage or on their person.

For information on carrying liquids in cabin baggage click here.