It often can be stressful when packing for your vacation or business trip, however, be mindful of the restricted items that you can’t carry in your hand or cabin baggage. Leaving your personal items back at the airport can be very disappointing just because you packed the wrong items unknowingly. For passengers’ safety, and in compliance with international regulations, Qatar Airways places some restrictions on some particular items that can pose a risk of explosion, causing bodily harm, or damaging other property. Scroll all way down to learn more about the restricted items as well as dangerous goods that cannot be brought onto the plane at all.
Dangerous Goods are classified as items or substances that could pose health or safety hazards to customers. The transport of these goods is regulated by international civil aviation regulations, and they are generally not allowed in either cabin baggage or checked baggage, with some exceptions.
Devices that discharge projectiles
Guns, Firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles devices designed to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile or that could be mistaken for such device, including toys, antiques and replicas. Example of items are given below
Stunning devices: devices designed specifically to stun or immobiliser
Objects with sharp points or edges that could be used to cause serious injury
Flammable items: Lighter or heavier fuels, paint and all matches.
Explosives materials: Fireworks, flares, ammunition*, Christmas crackers and firearms.
Corrosives: Mercury, acids, alkalies and wet cell batteries. Infectious substances such as bacteria, viruses. Poisons such as insecticides, weed killers, arsenic and cyanides. Radioactive Material.
Oxidising Materials: For example, bleaches and fiberglass repair kits.
Compressed Gases: It includes deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous such as Butane, oxygen*, propane and aqualung cylinders.
Aside from the above restrictions on items, you can carry within your checked or hand baggage, please note the below:
Whether a lithium battery can be carried by air or not depends on its configuration and either watt-hour (Wh) rating (for rechargeable) or lithium content (LC) (for non-rechargeable). Passengers can carry up to 15 portable electronic devices containing lithium-ion batteries. The watt-hour rating for batteries should not exceed 100 (or 2g, for lithium metal). As per the Qatar Airways’ guideline, batteries contained in equipment such as laptop computers, cameras or mobile phones, must be switched off and measures are taken to ensure that they cannot be accidentally activated when placed in checked baggage. Visit Qatar Airways website to know more about this.