Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Toiletries and Cosmetics
 
 

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, these can be taken in both checked and carry-on, but there are restrictions on the volume of powders, liquids, aerosols, and gels allowed as carry-on for international flights. The following are examples of the types of items subject to the restrictions:

What are the restrictions?

  • Each container must be 100ml or less. This restriction applies to the size of the container and not its content.
  • If a container is larger than 100ml and the content is less than 100ml, the item will still be prohibited.
  • The total number of containers that are 100ml or less must not exceed one volumetric litre. For example, you can have up to ten 100ml containers in your personal carry-on bag.
  • Passengers should place all liquids, aerosols, and gels in a single re-sealable 20cm by 20cm [one volumetric litre] plastic bag.
  • Any excess will not be allowed onto the aircraft.
  • These restrictions do not apply to domestic flights.
  • These restrictions do not apply to checked-in luggage.

There are exemptions for:

  • Passengers traveling with young children
  • Passengers traveling with medicines
  • Passengers on special diets for medical reason
  • Passengers traveling with therapeutic products

Why is this item restricted?

The Minister of Transport has directed that the quantity of powders, liquids, aerosols and gels passengers can carry on board international flights are to be restricted. These restrictions are to prevent serious threats to civil aviation from occurring.

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous goods and weapons found in your luggage, carried contrary to the restrictions. If you refuse:

you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and

your airline will be advised of your refusal.

We use a number of security measures, including x-raying bags to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something is seen on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous goods and weapons located will be removed.


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.