List of Prohibited Items That You Cannot Carry To India
Whether you are a first timer or a frequent flyer, there’s always a dilemma in what to pack and what not to………while going for air travel you should be aware what is prohibited at airport and what you can carry.
You must have heard or encountered people facing some issues before departure like repacking the stuff or paying hefty fines because of inappropriate items in the baggage.
To prevent this situation your true travel companion Alexa Travel has come to you with a list of materials which you should avoid carrying while visiting India.
Some Personal stuff
We all love our personal belongings, but to carry the stuff which can cause even some itty-bitty harm is restricted by the airlines which includes Lighters, Scissors, metal with pointed tips and no displaying of inner ninja out there with Realistic replica of any toy weapon.
Keeping some things handy for a quick nose hair grooming in lavatory or to have a quick meal with your own sanitized cutlery??? Your airlines won’t allow you to carry all items like box Cutters, Ice Axes/Ice Picks, Meat Cleavers, Razor-type blades such as box cutters Knives (any length and type except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery) , utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge(but excluding safety razors).
Just imagine a person carrying a sword at airport… to put a halt to this weird imagination turning to reality airlines put restriction on carrying Sabres or Sword.
A big fan of sports?? To your disappointment you cannot carry your favourite sports item including Hockey Sticks, Lacrosse Sticks , Baseball Bats, Bows and Arrows, Ski Poles, Spear Guns, Cricket Bats, Golf Clubs, , Pool Cues(airlines consider these products ‘dangerous”)
Airlines give a big NO to each or any kind of weapon and you should never carry the products like Compressed Air Guns, Firearms, Realistic Replicas of Firearms, Starter pistols, Parts of Guns and Firearms, Pellet Guns, Ammunition, BB guns while going in a flight.
Tools are safe at workplace
Until and unless you are a dedicated working person and get your stuff handy, why would anyone feel the need to need to carry products such as Axes and hatchets, Cattle Prods, Crowbars, Hammers, Tools (including but not limited to wrenches and pliers), Saws (including cordless portable power saws), Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits), Wrenches, Drills (including cordless portables power drills) and Pliers in your baggage which can cause mayhem. So be careful and don’t pack your tools on a flight.
Martial Arts/Self Defence Items
It doesn’t matter how much you are concerned about your self-defence, airline won’t allow you to board the flight with destructive products like Billy Clubs, Black Jacks, Stun Guns/Shocking Devices, Throwing Stars, Brass Knuckles, Kubatons, Mace/Pepper Spray, Night Sticks, Nunchakus, Martial Arts/Self Defense Items or any kind of Martial Arts Weapons.
Items not to be Carried In Hand Baggage not Even As Checked-in Baggage
So, there are some things which you cannot carry, not even as your checked-in little luggage. You can never ever pack up some stuff no matter how important it is (though, the list doesn’t contain any such important materials).
The first item on the list of strictly prohibited things is explosives. If you get caught up with any type of explosive in your luggage, then you are in a grave danger. So, be careful not to fill up your bags with Flare Guns,Flares (in any form), Hand Grenades, Gun Lighters and Gun Powder, Explosive material, Blasting caps, Dynamite, Fireworks, Plastic Explosives or any Realistic Replicas of Explosives.
The thought of carrying a cylinder filled with some compressed gas is an eerie. The problem is solved by Indian airports by banning the stuff like Oxygen, Liquid nitrogen, Butane, and Aqualung cylinders whether it is deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable ora poisonous one.
Only a miniature version of products such as Aerosol for personal care or toiletries are allowed in limited quantities, other than that no flammable item permitted in the airport premises including Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel), Turpentine and Paint Thinner, Gasoline, Lighter Fluid, Gas Torches, Strike anywhere matches, Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
You definitely have to kill your urge to have a nice pedicure session and keep the oxidizing stuff like bleaching powder and peroxides at your place.
Poisonous and infectious substances
Indians being good at hospitality kills any and all insects by themselves to provide supreme comfort to their guests, hence there’s no need to bring live virus materials, insecticides or weed-killers with you.
Consider the safety for everyone boarding the plane and don’t grab the CorrosivesSuch as alkalis, mercury, acids, wet cell batteries, oven or drain cleaners with you. Only the wet cell batteries in wheelchairs are allowed at airports.
Some Other dangerous articles
Adding to the list of denied items at Indian airports there are magnetized, offensive or irritating materials or any type of Briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices are also not allowed.
There are certain other things which are restricted at Indian airports, but you can carry that with only with advance approval in accordance to the norms of interlining carriers, Air Indiaand local regulations. The items included in this category are dry ice, portable medical electronic devices, Battery-powered wheelchairs with spillable/non-spillable batteries, etc.
There’s a Ban on Carriage of Self Balancing Devices powered by Lithium Battery in the Baggage. Hence, your iMac pro (limited series) cannot accompany you in your delightful flight.
You can carry some of your battery cells in but only in hand baggage for the usage in any electrical / electronic items.For portable electronic devices, if required some Batteries spare / loose, including lithium ion cells or batteries can carried but just in carry-on baggage. Pack up your lithium metal batteries or the lithium metal content for the flight considering the Watt-hour rating of your lithium ion batteries must not exceed 100 Wh and you should not exceed the quantity to 2 g for lithium metal.
Pack safe…. Fly safely.
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