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Different bottles of liquids.

Legal restrictions and regulations about what you can or cannot take with you.

This page includes key information on banned and restricted items but some regulations may vary by country and airline. Always check local airport and airline rules before you fly, especially if you are transferring to another airline at any point in your journey. For flights departing from the US, check the website of the US Transport Security Administration (TSA).

Some items fall under more than one category so please read the below instructions carefully. If your item is not covered here or you have any questions, please contact us.

Liquids, creams, powders and aerosols

You can take liquids in your checked baggage but most countries have restrictions on the types and quantity you may carry in your hand baggage. This includes any type of liquids, gels, creams and aerosols, such as:

  • toiletries
  • liquid medicines
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • liquid components of e-cigarettes
  • food items, such as soups, sauces, jam and jelly (see separate guidance on baby food)
  • powders on flights to USA and from Australia (such as coffee, sugar, spices, powdered milk and cosmetics).

You are strongly advised to check the hand baggage requirements that contain important security information.

Batteries, electric and electronic devices

Sports and recreational items

Some sports and recreational equipment, such as guns, sharp or blunt objects like bats, also falls under the prohibited items category.

Prohibited items

The below items are prohibited but there are some exceptions.

Other airlines

When flying on another airline, click their logo to find out more about their banned and restricted items.

  • American Airlines logo.
  • Finnair logo.
  • Iberia logo.
  • Japan Airlines.
  • Qatar Airways.
  • China Southern Airlines logo.