Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Military ordinance
 
 

Can I take this item on a plane?

No. Airport security agencies will treat all military ordinances, including deactivated or imitation, as active.

Deactivated devices (e.g. empty shells) where the explosives have been removed, and imitations are also prohibited.

Military ordinances are weapons developed for the military, and include grenades, mines, mortars, and smoke canisters.

Military ordinances are not lawfully permitted to be possessed by members of the public.

What are the restrictions?

All military ordinances are strictly forbidden from carriage on an aircraft.

Why is this item restricted?

Military ordinances are weapons developed for the military, and include grenades, mines, mortars and smoke canisters.

If you are found in possession of military ordinance, active, deactivated, or an imitation:

  • the NZ Police will be alerted
  • you may be arrested
  • you will be denied access

Leave deactivated or imitation military ordinances at home.

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?

We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure 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 or prohibited item will be removed.