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Posted On: 7 July 2020 06:15 pm
Updated On: 10 November 2022 05:05 pm

What are the restricted baggage items on Qatar Airways' flights?

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Being mindful of what you pack when you are travelling is essential, as there are many items that are restricted.

Qatar Airways places restrictions on some items that can pose a risk of explosion, causing bodily harm, or damaging other property.

The (ILQ) team brings you a list of items prohibited in hand-carry or checked-in bags that you should be aware of.

Dangerous goods

What are the restricted baggage items on Qatar Airways' flights?
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Dangerous Goods are classified as items or substances that could pose health or safety hazards to customers.

International civil aviation regulations regulate the transport of these goods, and they are generally not allowed in either cabin baggage or checked baggage, with some exceptions.

Qatar Airways and Qatar Civil Aviation on their websites include key information on banned and restricted items.

Not permitted in hand baggage

What are the restricted baggage items on Qatar Airways' flights?
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Devices that discharge projectiles

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles designed to cause serious injury by discharging projectiles or that could be mistaken for such devices, including toys, antiques and replicas; however, they can be carried in checked baggage (firearms will require permission).

Examples of items are given below:

  • Firearms of all types, including pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns.
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons.
  • Parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights).
  • Compressed air and CO2 guns, including pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball-bearing guns.
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols.
  • Bows, crossbows, and arrows.
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns- Slingshots and catapults.

Stunning devices: devices designed specifically to stun or immobiliser

  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns (e.g. teasers) and stun batons.
  • Animal stunners and animal killers.
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum spray, tear. gas, acid sprays and animal-repellent sprays.

Objects with sharp points or edges that could be used to cause serious injury

  • Items designed for choppings, such as axes, hatchets, and cleavers.
  • Ice axes and ice picks.
  • Razor blades, box cutters.
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm.
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum.
  • Martial art equipment with sharp points or edges- swords and sabers.

Not permitted in checked baggage

What are the restricted baggage items on Qatar Airways' flights?
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  • Vehicles powered by lithium batteries - such vehicles cannot be carried even if batteries are removed. (E.g. Airwheels, Solowheels, Hover-boards, Mini-Segways, E-scooters, and Balance-wheels)

Permitted with conditions

Aside from the above restrictions on items, you can carry within your checked or hand baggage, please note the below:

  • Medical and toiletries in small quantities may be carried (net quantity of 0.5 kg or 0.5l each).
  • Sporting ammunition - up to 5kg can be carried in checked baggage if properly boxed. However, you must contact your local Qatar Airways office for prior approval.
  • Safety matches may be carried on the person.
  • Liquids, aerosols, and gels may be carried in hand baggage in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml (or equivalent) and contained in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 litre (or equivalent). The contents of the plastic bag shall fit comfortably, and the bag must be completely closed. The plastic bag size must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8 inches x 8 inches). Medications, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements in the form of liquids or gels will be allowed.

Rules for Lithium batteries

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 battery watt-hour rating should not exceed 100 (or 2g, for lithium metal).

Per Qatar Airways' guidelines, batteries in equipment such as laptop computers, cameras or mobile phones must be switched off, and measures should be taken to ensure that they cannot be accidentally activated when placed in checked baggage.

Visit Qatar Airways website to know more about this.

If your items are not covered above, check out this list!

Source: Qatar Airways
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