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 Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods, IATA Dangerous Goods 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 rules.
Prohibited Items List
1. Items prohibited for carriage in the cabin of an aircraft and in security restricted areas
a. Guns, firearms, and other devices designed to cause serious injury or capable of being mistaken for such devices, including components of firearms and ammunition (improvised, single discharge weapons such as 3D printed items that may not be identifiable). Those include:
Note: There are strict firearm legislation in South Africa requiring firearms and ammunition to be processed through a dedicated firearm handling service. Passengers must check with their airline if a firearm handling service is provided by the applicable airline and what the process and requirements are.
b. Explosives and incendiary substances and other non-readily available components such as detonators, ignitors and secondary items such as incendiary material devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft, including:
c. chemical substances, such as:
d. Stunning devices, including:
e. Objects with sharp points or sharp edges, and devices that discharge projectiles capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:
f. Workers tools
g. Blunt instruments; including:
h. Liquid, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs), applicable to international flights, as specified in the guidance material for security controls of LAGs.The following guidelines are to be followed in terms of packing of LAGs:
2. Items prohibited for carriage on all flights departing from South AfricaCertain items are prohibited for carriage in the cabin, as cabin/hand luggage, checked baggage, on one's person, in the and hold of an aircraft, 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.
a. Explosive or incendiary substances or devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft are prohibited in the hold of an aircraft for safety reasons, including the following:
(Rules granting exemptions under defined circumstances may exist)With the approval of the operator, certain cartridges may be permitted for transport in hold baggage under conditions specified in Part 8, Chapter 1, 1.1.2, of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284).
(Rules granting exemptions under defined circumstances may exist)
With the approval of the operator, certain cartridges may be permitted for transport in hold baggage under conditions specified in Part 8, Chapter 1, 1.1.2, of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284).
Passenger are advised to contact their airline for precise information on prohibited items and dangerous goods restrictions on all flights departing from South Africa.
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Prohibited Items On All Flights Departing South Africa