Many items are restricted for plane travel because they can, or have the potential to, cause harm to people and planes.

To ensure you're traveling safely and to prevent items being relinquished at security, we've listed some of the more common items below. If you're unsure, we recommend you check with your airline first.

 
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Aerosols
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Air guns
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Alcohol
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Ammunition / Bullets
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Animal bolt gun
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Ashes - Cremated remains
 
 
There are no restrictions on this item, but it may be inspected.
 
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Avalanche rescue backpacks
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Axes, hatchets and ice picks
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Barometer
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Batteries - lithium
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Batteries - other types
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Batteries - sealed lead acid
 
 
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Beverages
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Blasting caps and detonators
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Bludgeoning weapons
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Within 40cm restriction
Within 40cm restriction
 
 
Exceeds 40cms restriction
Exceeds 40cms restriction
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Box cutter (Stanley knives)
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Butane Gas Cylinders
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Camp cookers
 
 
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Cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Chainsaw and other petrol-powered tools
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Christmas crackers
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
There are restrictions on these items.
 
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Within 40cm restriction
Within 40cm restriction
 
 
Exceeds 40cms restriction
Exceeds 40cms restriction
 
 
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Dirks and Sgian Dubh
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Dry ice - Carbon dioxide
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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E-cigarettes, Vaporisers and Vapes
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Energy efficient light bulbs
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Explosives - Industrial
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Firearm parts
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Firearms
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Firearms - imitation
 
 
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Fireworks
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Flare guns
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Food
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Hair curlers
 
 
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Hand tools
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Heated clothing
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Heru [comb]
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Hiking poles
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Hoe [waka paddle]
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Hunting and fishing equipment
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Kirpans
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Knitting needles
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Knives
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Knives - illegal
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Life jackets
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Lighter fluid
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Lighters
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Liquid nitrogen
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Martial arts weapons
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Matches
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Medal fixing pins
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Medical Items
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Medicine
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Mere, Wahaika and Patu
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Military ordinance
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Mobility aids - walking sticks and crutches
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Nitrous oxide
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Non-flammable gas
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Party poppers
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Pepper spray and Mace
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Powder (inorganic)
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Power banks
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Power tools
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Preserved specimens
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Exceeds 20cm restriction
 
 
Within 20cm restriction
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Putorino [bugle flute]
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Razors and shavers
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Scissors
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Shock absorbers
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Smart bags (with lithium battery)
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Soldering irons
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Sports equipment
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Swords and sword sticks
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Taiaha
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Tasers and stun guns
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Tent pegs
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Therapeutic products
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Thermometer - medical
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Toiletries and Cosmetics
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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As a pendant
 
 
If attached to a handle
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Tokotoko
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Tools with a metal shaft
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Trade products (PLAGs)
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Umbrellas
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.
 
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Valve oil
 
 
There are restrictions on this item.