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Prohibited/Restricted Items

Prohibited/Restricted Items

For the safety of our passengers, crew, and aircraft, the following items are strictly prohibited:

  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks, and flares
  • Safe boxes/boxes incorporating goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnics
  • Kerosene, Kerosene heater, electric kerosene heater
  • Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable, or poisonous) such as butane, propane, scuba diving cylinders, lighter fuels, or refills
  • Oxidizing substances such as bleaching powder and peroxides
  • Flammable liquids such as paints and adhesives
  • Flammable solids such as sulfur or strike anywhere matches and articles that are easily ignited
  • Disabling devices such as mace or pepper sprays, with irritant properties
  • Poisons such as arsenic, cyanide, or insecticide
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive materials such as mercury (which may be contained in thermometers or blood pressure gauges), acid/alkaline wet batteries
  • Any other substances which, during a flight, present a danger not covered above, such as magnetized, offensive, or irritating materials
  • The non-removable or un-removed lithium battery hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, balance boards electric luggage scooters and similar devices with board function.
  • Lithium battery watt-hour rating exceeding 160Wh
  • Battery-powered lighters (e.g. laser plasma lighters, tesla coil lighters, flux lighters, and arc lighters) without a safety cap or means of protection against unintentional activation are forbidden.
Restrictions on Lithium Batteries

The general rules on Carrying Lithium Batteries on Aircraft

Passenger carries PED-Personal Electronic Devices(such as cameras,phones,laptops etc.) on board containing lithium(-ion and metal) batteries must comply with the following rules apply:

Watt Hour rating(Wh) of batteryNeed operator approved?Allowed in hand carry baggageAllowed checked baggageMax number/Per person
≦100Wh/2g lithium NoYesYes15
Spare batteries
(including power bank):
≦100 Wh/2g
Spare batteries: 101-160Wh/2-8gYesYesNo2
Over 160Wh/8gNot allowed on board of a flight as baggage.
The operator approval is requested when passenger carry more than 15 PED’s or more than 20 spare batteries.

For passengers who carried electronic devices installed with lithium batteries in checked baggage, please make sure that:

  • Measures must be taken to protect the device from damage and to prevent unintentional activation.  (Wrapped with cloths/other cushioning material or packed in a rigid package).
  • The device must be completely switched off. (Not in stand by, sleep or hibernation mode).

The lithium batteries contained in the following items must pass the tests specified in Section 38.3 in Part III of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria and be allowed by the airline:

  • Wheelchairs or other electric mobility aids with lithium batteries
  • Equipment with security devices
  • Portable electronic medical equipment

Baggage Policy for Smart Baggage with Lithium (Lithium-Ion) Batteries:
The device must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode), unless the device contains only lithium batteries not exceeding: 

1. For lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 0.3g; or
2. For lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 2.7Wh.

For details of ROC's restrictions on carrying lithium batteries (the electric wheel chair and the other similar mobile devices) on aircrafts, please click here.

For details of PRC's restrictions on carrying lithium batteries on aircrafts, please click here.

For details of the U.S. restrictions on carrying lithium batteries on aircrafts, please click here.

Restricted Items in Carry-on Baggage

Restricted Items in Carry-on Baggage

For flight safety, the following items cannot be put in carry-on baggage. You are recommended to put them in your checked baggage:

  • Knives (including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives)
  • Guns (firearms, revolvers, rifles, ammunition as well as accessories for it)
  • Scissors and any other sharp/bladed objects prohibited by local law, such as ice-picks, and nail clippers
  • Weapons such as whips, nunchakus, batons, or stun guns
  • Cudgels, tools and agricultural equipment, such as axes, screwdrivers, chains, or hoes
  • Toys guns/gun shaped items or look-alikes, and handcuffs
  • Sports equipment such as baseball/cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, and billiard cues
  • Aerosols (hair sprays, perfumes, medicines containing alcohol) not exceeding 0.5 kg/litre per article and 2.0 kg/litre in total weight
  • Any other items which are deemed security hazards by local law
  • Any other items that resemble or have similar functions to the above items


  • For the guide to carrying medical supplies, please check the Special Need page.
  • For the list of dangerous goods that can be carried in carry-on or checked baggage, please check the Civil Aeronauties Administration website.
  • The electronic cigarettes (e-pipes, e-cigars), heated tobacco,  electronic cigarettes gasifiers, or electronic nicotine supplies must be carried in carry-on baggage but not checked baggage.
  • Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco are prohibited throughout the flight.
  • For passengers entering Taiwan, carrying electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco are prohibited by Taiwan FDA and Customs.
  • For passengers traveling to and from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, strictly prohibited items include stun guns, compressed spray gas, and adjustable billies. These items, are strictly prohibited even in checked baggage. For more details please refer to this page.
  • European Regulations: If you travel to/from EU, travelers must follow the regulations for prohibited items in the luggage for cabin and hold. For more information please refer to Attachment 4-C and 5-B of this page.