The following list (aligned with ICAO and IATA recommended practice) is provided as a guideline of what items are not to be allowed in the cabin of departing flights from South Africa, both International and Domestic Departures. Items indicated on this list, except firearms, may however be carried in the checked baggage of passengers. This does not include the obvious items considered as harmful items i.e. knives, firearms, explosives, grenades, etc.
NOTE: Manicure sets, including small scissors and metal nail files are permitted.
Further restrictions on items allowed in sterile areas of airports, may be imposed or may differ from country to country, dependant on the Policy of the Local Authorities.
Note that certain of these items may be restricted for carriage in terms of Dangerous Goods regulations.
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Prohibited Items in the Cabin