What you cannot take onboard
There are certain items that cannot be taken onboard an aircraft because they represent a security risk. That is why there are restrictions on what passengers can pack in their carry-on baggage. Restrictions are in place to help passengers and aircraft personnel have a safe journey when traveling through our airports. Click here to view the list of prohibited items, liquids, aerosols and gels and dangerous goods that are not allowed onboard.
Some items are prohibited from being taken onboard because they present a security risk and have the potential to harm other passengers and crew. For example, liquid explosives may present a threat to aviation that is why there are restrictions on the quantity of liquids, aerosols and gels one can take onboard as carry-on baggage. Dangerous goods are not allowed anywhere on the aircraft, because they may be explosive, flammable, magnetic or caustic and therefore too dangerous to be taken on the aircraft. Other items, such as prescription medicines and baby products, are exempt from the liquids, aerosols and gels restrictions.
Each airline operates under its own Conditions of Carriage which may indicate what you cannot take onboard or pack in your checked baggage. Passengers are advised to familiarize themselves with these restrictions before they book their flight, to help them get through the security checks at the airport as quickly and efficiently as possible. Check with your airline if unsure whether a particular item can be taken onboard or packed in checked in baggage.