Questions tagged [prohibited-items]

For questions about whether or not goods may be transported in an aircraft cabin or hold, items that may or may not be imported at all or without a special permit, that may or may not be inserted into a postal system, and similar.

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Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?

I am a religious Sikh from Jalandhar, India. I have not travelled outside of the country for a single time so far. However, my family is pestering me to take them for a jolly holiday trip to a ...
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Can a person be arrested/detained if a prohibited item is found in the carry-on luggage while transiting?

Recently, while returning from St Petersburg to New Delhi via Almaty in Kazakhstan, our family had a rather bizarre experience. Before querying anything, I would like to sum up the situation - Event ...
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Can I bring a wooden dough rolling stick onto the plane(carry-on)?

Here is a picture of what I am trying to bring onto the plane. I thought since it is wooden, it might pose a threat. I'd really appreciate any help. Flying from LGA, NYC, and I do not have any ...
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Can you carry drones (eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire) on a plane as a carry on?

I live in the US and contemplating travel to Europe next Spring and taking a drone with a couple of extra batteries as carry-on, to get some aerial shots. The batteries are 5200mAh (57.72Wh) each on ...
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Bringing whale meat in to the EU

Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU? (I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)
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Is an empty "Copper vessel" allowed in baggage on Indian domestic flights?

We have (four members) planned travel to Varanasi (Coimbatore - Hyderabad - Varanasi by SpiceJet) for the purpose of getting the Ganga water to a spiritual function in my home town. We need to carry ...
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Can I carry a ceramic knife in the cabin baggage?

On the airlines website, knives are listed as restricted items (but are not prohibited). I do not have any checked in luggage and am travelling from Darwin (Australia) to Singapore in Singapore ...
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Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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May I take maté (dried form) on an aircraft and may I drink some while on board?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm not sure if one can board a commercial flight with mate ("tea"). It's a beverage you prepare by filling a recipient with the dried grass ("yerba mate") with hot water, and ...
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Can you take large umbrellas on a plane?

By large umbrellas, I mean the non-collapsible ones that look like these : Will there be any issue with bringing around a long, pointy object on aircraft?
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Air Travel with an Electric Arc Lighter

I have a rechargeable USB electric 'arc' lighter. It a similar model to the one shown here (sorry for the ebay link, best I can find and I can't find a picture of it working). When activated it ...
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Can I transport a hairdryer in my hand luggage in Europe?

I am going to travel for Christmas and I would like to bring an hairdryer for a friend (yes, there are also hairdryers in the destination, but she likes this particular brand). In principle there is ...
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Will I be able to purchase an Arafat T-shirt in Palestine/Israel?

I will be visiting Israel and Palestine next month. Among the places I plan to visit are Bethlehem and Arafat's tomb in Ramallah. I plan to wear a T-shirt with Arafat's picture on it only during my ...
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Is kirpan allowed in Singapore MRT?

After going through this, I have found that, Kirpan is allowed to be carried in public if it meets the following security criteria: 1) The blade should not be more than 6 inches 2) The ...
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Why are fishing rods prohibited in hand luggage when travelling by airplane in Europe?

Can anyone explain why exactly we cannot take a cheap collapsible fishing rod in hand baggage? (Europe, e.g. UK and Spain) I mean seriously, what am I going to do? poke someone gently from a distance?...
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Esbit tablet in planes

For my camp stove, I usually use Esbit Tablets (solid fuel) when I go backpacking into the wild. Now I want to fly from Germany (Duesseldorf) to Scotland (Glasgow) probably with EuroWings. Since there ...
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My checked through baggage got stuck in transit airport due to security reasons

I was flying A -> PEK -> B, where flights A -> PEK and PEK -> B are operated by different airline companies (Air China and Azerbaijan Airlines in my case). My baggage was checked through by carrier A ...
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3D Pen in hand luggage

Flying from the UK, will I be allowed to take a 3D Pen with me in the cabin? It is basically a hand held 3D printer head. The tip gets very hot when working but it is powered via USB, so you can get ...
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Flight safety and liquid chemicals: 95% alcohol and formol

I am going to take a flight for some "working holidays". I'm expected to carry some alcohol (95%) and formol in order to do some field work at my destination. I'd probably take 1L of alcohol and 0,5L ...
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Who should I ask about the items I can and cannot take with me? The airport or the airline I'm flying with?

I need to check if I can bring the items I am planning on bringing. Who should I ask? The airport or the airline I'm flying with? Additional info : Airport - Perth Airport T1 Airlines - Cathay ...
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Can I carry toothpaste in my hand luggage?

I have 2 tubes of medicinal toothpaste that I have to take on a flight and I only have hand luggage. They're in standard sized tubes. The box says 51g, which apparently means 51 ml and is less than ...
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Air travel with lighters

In Southeast Asia I anticipate purchasing multiple, old Zippo lighters to bring to the United States. I've attempted this previously but the lighters disappeared from my checked luggage in either ...
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What happens when a prohibited item is found in checked-in luggage in India?

Unlike US, India does not have the concept of locks which can be opened by security (TSA locks) but most major airports scan baggage after check-in (i.e. in the absence of the passenger). What's the ...
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Is it allowed to carry steel pipe in checked luggage in plane?

It may sound bizarre, but it's true... So I've got an order to transport 0,5m (about 3kg) steel pipe with flanges (and parts like washers and bolts) from Poland->Germany using Wizzair. The time ...
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Can I carry spices on a US domestic flight?

I will be traveling to Portland from Florida next week. I want to take a jar or two of mixed, powdered spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. I will be traveling with only a carry on, and would put ...
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Can I carry spare Lithium-Ion batteries with me on Lufthansa?

I am travelling from the US to India on Lufthansa. I have five spare Lithium-ion batteries, each 850mAh. Can I bring them back safely?
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Is nail polish and / or nail polish remover prohibited?

I am based in the US. I am preparing to move out, and am thinking of giving some nail polish and polish remover to some people who will be visiting me before my move, since they will have more use for ...
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Straight razor on a plane to Moscow from abroad

Hi I have a simple question, I’d like to know if I can put my straight razor in my checked-in luggage and be sure not to be arrested or something. It’s a regular straight razor and I don’t think it ...
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Gillette shaver on board?

is there any chance I might get problems because of taking Gillette shaver (razor blade version) on board? I mean, I could not find it in prohibited items list, but it still cuts you know... ...
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Carrying mustard oil in checked luggage into Germany

So I consume mustard oil a lot and this is very costly in Germany. I purchased a 5 liter (1.32 Gallon) bottle and put it in my checked baggage (the one that goes inside the plane hold, that's what I ...
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Easter egg in cabin baggage on Ryanair

I'm flying from the UK to Spain soon with Ryanair and wanted to carry an Easter egg in my hand luggage. Is this possible? I know Christmas crackers are not allowed but didn't find info about Easter ...
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Do U.S. Domestic Flights Allow Carrying Meat Inboard?

This might be a weird question but I hope you have an answer. Are the U.S. domestic flights have restriction in carrying raw meat (such as ground beef, boneless chicken) in the cabin? I mean, is ...
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Dried rose petals -- permissible for airplane

I want to bring some dried rose petals with me to my upcoming trip to Malaysia just for my own personal use with my hotel bathtub. I'm not sure how much red tape stands in the way between me and this ...
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Do Firearm parts have to be declared and packed separately?

I'm going to be flying with non-serialized gun components. Specifically, a stripped pistol slide and some associated parts. The ATF doesn't consider it a firearm and it is not regulated. There is no ...
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Can I take a sex item in checked luggage? [closed]

Does the luggage scanner detect the outlines of an automatic sex machine? Is it okay to take it with me to a country such as Egypt?
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Is a stick deodorant a "liquid or gel" for EU airport security?

Does a deodorant like this count as liquid or gel for purposes of boarding a plane with it as hand luggage? I ask about Germany/EU. Background: the case of C. Christine Fair, Georgetown professor ...
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What does the TSA consider to be household cleaners?

When I was checking in online with Delta airlines, it was mentioned that household cleaners are restricted by TSA. What is TSA's definition of household cleaners?
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An extra battery in a hand luggage?

I normally carry an extra battery for my electronics. I am travelling in Europe. Is it allowed to have an extra battery in a hand luggage?
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Can I travel from the UK to the USA with my tarantula (Grammostola pulcher) - Brazillian Black?

Can I travel from the UK to the USA with my tarantula (Grammostola pulcher) - Brazillian Black? I have had her 18 years. I got her when young from a pet shop. If so who and what do I need to see and ...
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Can I travel with injections that need to be kept cool on a Swiss International Air Lines flight?

I'm an Indian citizen travelling to Dublin, Ireland from New Delhi, India via Zurich, Switzerland. I will be starting work in Ireland. I have to carry injections with me for 9 months, I have to have ...
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Can you bring vitamins into China?

I wonder if it's ok to bring standard multi vitamins into China? I usually carry a 100 pill can with me. Is it legal? Will I have to declare it? Should I be ready to show it? Sometimes my total ...
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Can I carry regulated medicine if my flight transits through a country where it's illegal?

I have a hypothetical question. Suppose someone is flying from a country where a medicine, such as Codeine, is perfectly legal, to a country where Codeine is also perfectly legal. However, the flight ...
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Small umbrella in the carry-on bag?

I am planning my next trip and I was wondering whether I could have a small umbrella in my carry-on baggage: Is it the same as carrying a large umbrella ?
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Am I allowed to carry caffeine pills on US domestic flight?

I bought those pills on Amazon and they're in the original bottle. (The seal is opened)
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Can you take the "other" type of nail clipper in hand baggage?

Here are "normal" nail clippers - Here's the "other" type of nail clipper {These seem to be called "German" nail clippers, "European" nail clippers, "medical" nail clippers, "professional" nail ...
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Is travel to Europe allowed with a new portable oxygen concentrator in hand luggage?

I am planning to take a new portable oxygen Inogen 3 to my father in Romania. Can I carry it in my hand luggage on the plane?
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Can I carry pellets for my airgun with me on a South African Airways flight?

I am planning to travel to Zimbabwe from Australia on South African Airways. Can I carry a vintage Hawke scope (telescope) and pellets for a pellet gun?
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Can you bring breakfast cereal into the UK?

Can you bring breakfast cereal for children with you to the UK from a Non EU country? 1 sealed pack (500 grams) in its original commercial packing, as bought from the store. Nestle / Heinz if it ...
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Can I carry my makeup like kajal eyeliner hair serum on my check in bags?

Can I carry my makeup like kajal eyeliner hair serum on my check in bags? Kolkata to Chennai flight
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Hardware in Iran [closed]

I will travel to Iran for a few weeks and I wanted to know if I can bring the two USB keys I always have with me: One with Tails OS installed on it. The other with two partitions, with one encrypted. ...