Security & Customs
The security check is an essential part of modern air travel. It’s vital to ensure everyone’s safety, but we appreciate it can be a bit time-consuming. Likewise the customs check is an essential requirement. Here’s what you can do to help things run smoothly.
- Put ‘loose’ items – mobile phone, wallet, watch, keys etc – in your hand baggage.
- Keep a laptop where it can be easily reached: you’ll need to place it in a separate security tray at the scan.
- If your belt has a metal buckle, or your shoes have heels, take them off and put them in a security tray.
- Place liquid containers in a clear, resealable plastic bag, within your hand baggage. Remember each liquid can’t be more than 100ml. Exemptions will be made for: medication, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements to be used during your trip.
Like all countries, we have rules about what you can and can’t bring with you. Everyone who arrives must pass through customs, so please check the list below beforehand. Some items can result in fines or, in cases such as narcotic drugs, imprisonment.
If you are unsure about anything, please declare your goods when you arrive.
Steps a Departing Passenger must follow in order to reach Departure
1. Profiling – They Require you to show your Passport and Ticket (Either Digital or hardcopy)
2. Security Checkpoint – Screening for security threats (checking the body and baggage through X-Ray).
3. Check – in Counter – Receive Boarding Pass and check in luggage and Bag tag Hand luggage
4. 2nd Security Check before Immigration – They Check Boarding Pass and Passport
5. Immigration Checkpoint – Check Boarding Pass, Passport, Yellow vaccination card (If applicable).
What Substance or Physical Goods not to take to Departure
Blunt potentially dangerous Instruments (sticks , rocks etc)
Sharp or pointed Instruments (Knives)
Explosive or high doses of chemicals above the required mg / ml threshold limit (medicines etc)
Not allowed to bring in water purchased outside a Departure Shop
You may not bring any blunt, pointed or sharp objects in your hand baggage. For liquids in your hand baggage we have special rules And items that are chemical, flammable, explosive or toxic are not allowed at all, both in your hand baggage and in your check-in baggage.
Liquids in your hand baggage
Liquids may be carried in your hand baggage but only in small amounts not exceeding 100 ml (3.4 oz) per article. You must place these in a transparent and sealable plastic bag with a volume of not more than 1 liter. The bag must be closed and the articles must fit inside it easily. One transparent plastic bag may be taken per person.
However, you may always bring:
- Baby food to be consumed during the flight
- Medicines to be taken during the flight, provided you have a prescription or attending physician’s statement
- Special diet foods to be consumed during the flight
You may not bring firearms and ammunition for shooting and hunting purposes as check-in baggage, if you have, declare them at the screening point. Required permits and licenses, under certain strict conditions and only after reserving for transportation.
You may not bring other firearms which do not fall under firearms and ammunition and for which a permit is not required, as hand baggage. These must be therefore carried in your check-in baggage.
- Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
- BB guns (ball bearing guns)
- Firearm components (except telescopic viewing equipment and view finders)
- Harpoons and spear guns
- ‘Humane’ animal killers
- Industrial staple and nail guns
- Jeweler or amulets made out of live bullets or empty bullet shells*
- Replica and imitation firearms
- Signal flare pistols
- Starting pistols
- Stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods and ballistic conducted energy systems
- Toy guns
Pointed/edged weapons & objects
You may not carry pointed or edged objects in your hand baggage that could cause injury. These include:
- Arrows and darts
- Axes and hatchets
- Climbing irons
- Ice axes and ice picks
- Ice skates
- Jack-knives or flick knives with blades of any length
- Knives, including ceremonial knives, with a blade of more than 6 cm (2.5 inches), made of metal or other material strong enough to be used as a weapon
- Meat cleavers
- Open razors (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridges)
- Sabers, swords and sword sticks
- Scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length
- Needles for hobby purposes and crochet hooks, made of metal or other material strong enough to be used as a weapon
- Ski and walking/hiking poles
- Throwing stars
- Tools that could be used as a pointed or edged weapon, e.g. drills and drill bits, Stanley knives, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches and spanners, soldering equipment
You may not take any blunt instruments in your hand baggage which have the potential to cause injury, such as:
- Baseball and softball bats
- Billiard, snooker and pool cues
- Cricket bats
- Fishing rods
- Golf clubs
- Hockey sticks
- Kayak or canoe paddles
- Lacrosse sticks
- Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckledusters, sticks, clubs, flails, upchucks, kubatons and kubasaunts
- Rigid and flexible clubs or batons, e.g. truncheons, blackjacks and batons
Explosives and flammable substances
You may not take any explosive or highly flammable substances in your hand baggage or check-in baggage which may pose a risk to the health or property of passengers and crew or to the safety of the aircraft. These include:
- Aerosol spray paint cans
- Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140 proof)
- Blasting caps
- Detonators and fuses
- Explosives and explosive devices
- Fireworks or flares in any form (including fire- and Christmas crackers and toy caps)
- Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol
- Gas and gas bottles, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen in large volumes
- Lighters and matches – only safety matches may be taken in hand baggage
- Mines and other explosive military devices
- Replica or imitation explosive materials or explosives
- Smoke grenades or cartridges
- Turpentine and paint thinner
Chemical and toxic substances
You may not take any chemical or toxic substances with you that may pose a risk to the health or property of passengers and crew or to the safety of the aircraft. These include:
Acids and alkalis, e.g. spill able ‘wet’ batteries. Loose lithium batteries, such as rechargeable lithium batteries and AA lithium batteries for laptops and DVD players, may only be carried in hand baggage. Each spare battery must be packed in the original packaging. If you no longer have this packaging, you must cover the battery
contact points with tape to insulate them and pack each battery in a separate plastic bag.
- Corrosive or bleaching substances, e.g. mercury and chlorine
- Disabling or incapacitating sprays, e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas
- Fire extinguishers
- Infectious or biologically hazardous material, e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
- Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
- Radioactive material, e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes
- Printers or toner cartridges