Guide to Dangerous Goods

Guide to Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are articles and substances, which pose significant risk, health, safety and property. Therefore, their carriage is strictly controlled by International Dangerous Goods Regulations, which specify the conditions under which dangerous goods can be transported without risking the safety of people and property.

Dangerous goods must not be carried in or as guests or crew, checked or carry-on baggage, except as otherwise provided below. Dangerous Goods permitted in carry-on baggage are also “on one’s person”, except where otherwise specified.

Dangerous Goods
The approval
of the operator
is required
Permited in
or as check baggage
Permitted in
or as carry-on baggage
Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packagings, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 L, with a total net quantity per person of 5 L. NO YES YES
Ammunition, securely packaged in quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross weight per person for that person’s own use. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages YES YES NO
Avalanche rescue backpack, one (1) per person, containing a cartridge of compressed gas. May also be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing less than 200 mg net. The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves. YES YES YES
Baggage with installed lithium batteries non-removable batteries exceeding 0.3g lithium metal or 2.7Wh (refer to Baggage Prohibition & Restriction for exception) FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Baggage with installed lithium batteries (refer to Baggage Prohibition & Restriction for exception)

  • Non-removable batteries. Batteries must contain no more than 0.3g lithium metal or for lithium ion must not exceed 2.7Wh;
  • Removable batteries. Batteries must be removed if baggage is to be checked in. Removable batteries must be carried in the cabin.
Batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in cabin baggage only. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of four (4) spare lithium batteries. NO NO YES
Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel, with empty fuel tank and/or fuel container YES YES NO
Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel YES YES YES
Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage. FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Dry ice (carbon dioxide, solid), in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person when used to pack perishables not subject to these Regulations in checked or carry-on baggage, provided the baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Checked baggage must be marked “dry ice” or “carbon dioxide, solid” and with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kg or less dry ice YES YES YES
e-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation NO NO YES
Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person. FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Fuel cells containing fuel, powering portable electronic devices (e.g. cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders) NO NO YES
Fuel cartridges, spare for portable electronic devices NO YES YES
Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas. Up to two (2) small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safety device such as a life jacket or vest. Not more than one (1) device per passenger and up to two (2) spare small cartridges per person, not more than four (4) cartridges up to 50 mL water capacity for other devices YES YES YES
Gas cylinders, non-flammable, non-toxic worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also, spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey. NO YES YES
Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew-member, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage. NO YES YES
Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons NO YES YES
Insulated packagings containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a porous material containing only non-dangerous goods. NO YES YES
Internal combustion or fuel cell engines NO YES NO
Lithium Batteries: Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries  YES YES NO
Lithium Batteries: Portable electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets, when carried by passengers or crew for personal use. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 WH. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage. Each person is limited to a maximum of seven (7) PED. Baggage (such as smart luggage) equipped with a lithium battery, other than lithium button cells, the battery must be removable. If offered as checked baggage the battery must be removed and carried in the cabin. NO YES YES
Lithium batteries, spare/loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and PMED or with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g for PMED only. Maximum of two spare batteries in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits
Amps (AH) X Voltage (V) = Watt hour (Wh)
Example (14000 mAh 12 Volt) 14000/1000 (Ah) X 12 (V) = 168 Wh
Lithium battery-powered electronic devices. Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g YES YES YES
Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one’s person or in checked or cabin baggage.

Note: “Strike anywhere” matches, “Blue flame” or “Cigar” lighters or lighters powered by a lithium battery without a safety cap or means of protection against unintentional activation are forbidden.

Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable wet batteries or with batteries which comply with Special Provision A123 or A199 YES YES NO
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries or with lithium batteries  YES YES NO
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered mobility aids with lithium ion batteries (collapsible), lithium-ion battery must be removed and carried in the cabin YES NO YES
Non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol; and NO YES YES
Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols, with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use.

The total net quantity of non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles and non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L. Release valves on aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.

Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders required for medical use. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg gross weight.

Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.

Permeation devices NO YES NO
Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries, batteries must be 12 V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried NO YES YES
Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally NO ON ONE’S PERSON NO
Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. Incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material, except as provided are totally forbidden FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Specimens, non-infectious packed with small quantities of flammable liquid NO YES YES
Thermometer, medical or clinical, which contains mercury, one (1) per person for personal use, when in its protective case , permitted in checked baggage ONLY. NO YES NO
Thermometer or barometer, mercury filled carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency YES NO YES