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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
  • 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 safety 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), acids, alkalis, and wet cell batteries
  • Any other substances which, during a flight, present a danger not covered above, such as magnetized, offensive, or irritating materials
  • Hoverboard, self-balancing scooters, electric scooters are prohibited on both carry-on baggage and checked baggage. 
  • Lighters (including butane, absorbed fuel, electric, battery-powered, and novelty lighters) cannot be carried on the person, or in the carry-on or checked baggage. This ruling by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) applies to all passengers arriving into or departing from the U.S.
Restrictions on Lithium Batteries

Restrictions on Carrying Lithium Batteries on Aircraft

Passengers taking flights in ROC must comply with the following regulations when carrying lithium batteries on board:

  1. Spare batteries must be insulated separately to prevent short circuits. Batteries in checked baggage are not allowed.
  2. Items that can be taken on board only with the consent from the airline: personal portable electronic devices (switches, computers, cameras, etc.)
  3. Items that can be taken on board only with the consent from the airline: spare batteries with a capacity of over 100 Wh but less than 160 Wh. Each passenger can carry a maximum of two such batteries in the carry-on baggage.
  4. 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

For details of ROC's restrictions on carrying lithium batteries 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)
  • 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
  • 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
Others

Others

  • 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), electronic cigarettes gasifiers, or electronic nicotine supplies must be carried in carry-on baggage but not checked baggage.
  • Electronic cigarettes are prohibited throughout the flight.
  • 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.