Prohibited and Restricted Items on All Flights Departing from South Africa
When preparing for traveling by air it is important to note that for safety and security reasons there are restrictions on items to be carried on an aircraft. Certain items may not be carried as cabin luggage, but can be carried as checked baggage, on the other hand there are those items that are strictly prohibited for carriage on an aircraft. The following information aligned with International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO Technical Instruction, IATA regulations, and civil aviation regulations is provided as a guideline of prohibited or restricted items on all Domestic and International flights.
Passenger are advised to contact their airline or airport for precise information on items allowed or prohibited for carriage on an aircraft and for country specific restrictions. Different countries may implement further restrictions on items listed in this guideline. Additionally, the airport reserves the right to subject permitted items to additional security screening processes or disallow such items through the checkpoint if there are security concerns or as per their airport regulation.
Items prohibited for carriage in the cabin
Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles
the airline agrees to their carriage in line with applicable legislation;
details of them have been provided to the airline;
they are appropriately packed and presented as checked baggage; and
they are unloaded;
Objects with sharp points of sharp edges
Liquid, aerosols and gels (International Flights)
The following guidelines are to be followed in terms of packing of liquids, aerosols and gels, LAGs.
Passenger are advised to contact their airline for a comprehensive list of LAGs, information on countries with LAGs restrictions on both arrival and departure flights and regarding terms and conditions for exemptions. Items prohibited for carriage in all flights departing from South Africa
Certain items are prohibited for carriage as cabin/hand luggage, checked baggage and on one's person and are classified by ICAO as Dangerous Goods. Information regarding prohibited items for carriage on an aircraft is taken from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and Dangerous Goods regulations. Examples of items prohibited for carriage on an aircraft
Passenger are advised to contact their airline for precise information on prohibited items and dangerous goods restrictions for all flights departing from South Africa.
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Prohibited Items On All Flights Departing South Africa