Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Dry ice - Carbon dioxide

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, you can carry limited amounts of dry ice, but only if used in packaging to keep perishables frozen.

What are the restrictions?

  • Only if the airline approves carriage
  • Only use containers that have been manufactured for that purpose, as the package must be vented to release carbon dioxide.
  • There is a limit of 2.5kg of dry ice per passenger.

Why is this item restricted?

Dry ice is a hazardous chemical and there are restrictions on carriage to prevent harm to persons, property or the plane.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.