Security Guidelines

With a little preparation, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your journey through airport security is as quick and hassle-free as possible Security is really important in air travel, and making sure passengers only bring on board appropriate items is one of our biggest responsibilities. Knowing what’s allowed and what’s not allowed before you arrive could save you, and other passengers, time and inconvenience.

What can i take?

You’re welcome to take drinks in cans, bottles, plastic containers and cartons, but these can’t be over 100ml. They also need to be carried in a transparent, re-sealable, airtight bag. The size of the bag must be no larger than 20cm x 20cm and is restricted to one per person. Remember, once through security you can buy drinks in the departure area to take on to the plane. Drinks that are open or that you are consuming
prior to the Security checkpoint cannot be carried through and must be fully consumed or discarded.

You can carry fruit, vegetables and all solid foods in your hand baggage. However, foods in sauces or with a high liquid content (such as sauces, pastes and soups) need to go in the same transparent bag as any liquids, creams, gels and pastes.
The size of container must not exceed 100ml, regardless of the amount contained inside. Please note that jams, honey and other preserves are also subject to these restrictions.

Take only what you need for the trip. Wet wipes and baby food are fine (baby formula and other liquid food in gel or paste form.
You may be asked to taste the food or test it on your skin.

At airport security checkpoints you have the obligation to remove electronic devices, MP3 and CD players, portable DVD players and laptops from your baggage to be screened separately.

Disposable contact lenses (in sealed packaging) are allowed, as are non-disposable lenses with a small amount of solution (less than 100ml container limit applies). Only razors where the blade is fully and permanently enclosed and razor cartridges are
allowed in hand baggage.
The following products must be in containers less than 100ml, and must also go in a transparent, resealable, airtight bag (20cm x 20cm). Contents must fit completely inside the bag so it can be sealed along with any liquids, creams, gels and pastes:
_ hairspray and other aerosol items;
_ creams;
_ roll-on deodorants;
_ sun-tanning products;
_ lip gloss or lip balms;
_ liquid soap;
_ toothpaste;
_ mascara;
_ contact lens solution.

The maximum limit for liquid medicines, or those with a similar consistency, is 100ml. They must be carried in a transparent, resealable bag and be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription or note. If your medica requirements mean you have to carry more, you must obtain your airline’s approval. There’s no limit for tablets or capsules.
Inhalers are allowed in hand baggage, but spare cartridges must go in your hold baggage.
If you have special requirements before travelling, please check with your airline.

Cigarettes and other tobacco products are all allowed in hand baggage. Please note matches and lighters are not allowed in hand or checked in baggage. You may take a single butane lighter or a box of safety matches on board the aircraft but only if carried on your person. Zippo lighters are also allowed as your one lighter.

Ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, gel pens and pencils are allowed, as are fountain pens with a single open cartridge in use, but any refills cannot exceed 100ml.

Books, puzzles, games and stickers may be taken on board. Hat boxes and wedding dresses constitute an item of hand baggage.
However, these must fit within the baggage size and weight restrictions.
You can bring musical instruments in addition to your hand baggage allowance.
Please check with your airline if in doubt.

The following items are forbidden in hand baggage:
_ toy or replica guns (including water pistols)
_ catapults or slingshots;
_ razor blades;
_ sports bats, clubs or cues;
_ knives and scissors with a sharp or pointed blade and/or blades longer than 6cm (round-ended, blunt scissors and knives less than 6cm are permitted);
_ corkscrew;
_ nails file;
_ tools;
_ darts;
_ hypodermic syringes (unless for medical reasons / accompanied by a doctor’s prescription or note);
_ party poppers;
_ items that could be used as a potential weapon.
If you’re carrying a prohibited item, you can still send it by post, using the envelope machine and post-box available before X-ray security. If you want to take it with you to your destination, you can check it in with your hold baggage by returning to your check-in desk.

This is not an exhaustive list, and if in doubt please check with your airline or on the INAC website

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