Items not allowed at secure areas of an airport

 Items prohibited through the screening point and in sterile/secured areas of an airport and in the aircraft cabin.

Note: Some of the prohibited items may be allowed in checked baggage under certain conditions / regulations.


Passengers are not permitted to carry the following items into a security restricted area or the cabin of the aircraft:


• Ammunition.
• Blasting caps.
• Detonators and fuses.
• Explosives and explosive devices.
• Replica or imitation explosive material or devices.
• Grenades.
• Gas and gas containers (such as butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen).
• Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps).
• Non-safety matches.
• Smoke generating canisters or cartridges.
• Flammable liquid fuel such as petrol / gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol.
• Aerosol spray paint.
• Turpentine and paint thinner.
• Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume.
 Items prohibited through the screening point and in sterile/secured areas of an airport and in the aircraft cabin.

Note: Some of the prohibited items may be allowed in checked baggage under certain conditions / regulations.


Passengers are not permitted to carry the following items into a security restricted area or the cabin of the aircraft:


• Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, pellet guns, etc.
• Replica and imitation firearms.
• Components of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices & sights).
• Toy guns of all types.
• Crossbows.
• Catapults.
• Harpoon and spear guns.
• Stun or shocking devices such as cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons, etc.
• Lighters shaped like firearms.
 Items prohibited through the screening point and in sterile/secured areas of an airport and in the aircraft cabin.

Note: Some of the prohibited items may be allowed in checked baggage under certain conditions / regulations.


Passengers are not permitted to carry the following items into a security restricted area or the cabin of the aircraft:


• Acids and alkalis such as wet batteries that may spill.
• Corrosive or bleaching substances such as mercury, chlorine, etc.
• Disabling or incapacitating sprays such as mace, pepper, tear gas.
• Radioactive material such as medicinal or commercial isotopes.
• Poisons.
• Infectious or hazardous  biological material such as infected blood, bacteria and viruses.
• Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion.
• Fire extinguishers.
• E Cigarettes.

What not to carry as cabin baggage on an Etihad flight

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The following articles cannot be carried into the aircraft cabin but may be allowed as checked baggage:

Pointed weapons and sharp objects

  • Axes and hatchets
  • Arrows and darts
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Ice skates
  • Lockable or flick knives with blades of any length
  • Knives
  • Meat cleavers
  • Machetes
  • Open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
  • Sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades more than 6cm in length
  • Ski and walking / hiking poles
  • Throwing stars
  • Tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon such as drills, drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches, spanners, blow torches. 
Blunt instruments

Blunt instruments

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs or batons
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiards, snooker and pool cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial arts equipment such as knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, nun chucks, kabatons, kubasaunts

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Please note that articles may not necessarily be treated in the same manner by other airlines or at certain airports. We accept no responsibility if certain airports/airlines do not allow carriage of one or more of these articles.