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Prohibited Items

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For safety and security reasons, dangerous goods such as those listed below, must not be carried in passenger's baggage (checked or unchecked):

  • attaché briefcases with installed alarm devices; or incorporate lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material;
  • explosives, munitions, fireworks, toy fireworks and flares;
  • compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable or poisonous) such as butane, propane, aqualung cylinders, lighter fuels or refills, aerosols, chemical irritant aerosols;
  • electric stunning device;
  • flammable liquids such as paints, thinner, adhesives;
  • flammable solids such as "strike anywhere matches", charcoal, phosphorus and articles which are easily ignited;
  • oxidizing substances such as bleaching powder and peroxides;
  • toxic substances, poisons such as arsenic, cyanides, insecticides, weedkillers;
  • infectious substances such as biological products;
  • radioactive materials;
  • corrosive materials such as mercury (which may be contained in thermometers or blood pressure gauges), acids, alkalis and wet cell batteries;
  • any other substances which, during a flight, present a danger not covered above, such as magnetized, offensive or irritating materials.

Medicines and toiletries in limited quantities which are necessary for your journey, such as hair sprays, perfumes and medicines containing alcohol, may be carried on board. Further information is available on request.

Inflated objects
Inflated objects, including inflated balls for sporting purposes such as basketballs, are restricted to be carried on board unless those objects have been fully deflated before boarding.

Restricted Article

Please contact our reservations office for further information. Harpoons and spear guns are classified as arms. Examples of a restricted article would include:

  • Lighters and Matches
    With the exception of China, Bangladesh, India and the US, a passenger can carry one small packet of safety matches or a cigarette lighter on one’s person, which is intended for use by the individual only.

    China, Bangladesh & India
    Passengers travelling from these two countries are not allowed to carry any lighters and matches onboard or in any baggage (checked or unchecked).

    United States
    Passengers travelling to/from the USA are not allowed to carry any torch lighters onboard or in any baggage (checked or unchecked).

    Note: No lighter fuel or lighter refills can be permitted on the person or in the checked/unchecked baggage.

    Please refer to the TSA website for more information.
  • knives (including hunting knives, swords), scissors and any other sharp objects (eg ice-pick, ski poles, hiking poles) considered illegal by local law and;
  • Firearms/Ammunition, including pistols, signal pistols, rifles, shotguns, air rile/guns, sterling guns, c.s. pistols, Remington, humane killers, bolt guns, flare pistols, toy rifles/pistols, toy air rifles/pistols, toy pistol caps and starting pistols, ammunition, replica or imitation firearms, crossbows.

    The importation into Hong Kong of arms and ammunition is governed by laws, which require import licences or permits to be issued in advance by the authorities concerned.

  • Explosive material, including military, commercial or home-made explosive, explosive devices, detonators, smoke cartridges, bullet bombs, grenades, missiles, magazines (gun part) mines and other explosive military ordinance, replica or imitation explosive material or devices.
  • Pointed or bladed items made or adapted to cause injury, flick knives (or any knife operated in the same manner, mechanically or electrically), gravity catch knives, stilettos, daggers, kukris, Chinese/Japanese style throwing dart, Gurkha knives (butterfly knives), other knives both real or ceremonial with blades of any length or description, including sheath knives, kirpans and skeandhus, open razors, scalpels, ice picks, swords, sword sticks, ski poles, hiking poles, umbrellas containing sword blades or arrows, any bladed or pointed weapon designed to be used in a fashion whereby the handle is held in a clenched fist and the blade or point protrudes between the fingers or fists (e.g. knuckle duster).

  • Items containing incapacitating substances, including tear gas, mace and phosphorous acids.

  • Highly inflammable substances (e.g. petrol, lighter fuel, etc.)

  • Gas containers and aerosols with a capacity of more than 500 millilitres.

  • Knuckle-dusters (with or without blade, spiked or not spiked), clubs, coshes, rice flails, including, truncheon (spring operated baton), two-section staffs, Mace (baton), hand/thumb-cuffs, gravity-operated batons, Chinese style fighting iron, spring loaded steel batons,

Please click here for Security Checks Requirement.

For passengers travelling to, from or transiting in Hong Kong, please refer to CAD website & HK Police website for more information.