What goods are prohibited from checking in or taking on to airplane?
Guns, ammunition, controlled knives, police instruments, flammables, explosives (e.g. lighter gas, alcohol, paint, fireworks and firecrackers), corrosives, highly toxic materials, lighters, matchsticks and other dangerous goods.
Are fruit knives allowed to be taken onboard airplane?
No. All edged tools, blunts, except controlled knives, must be checked in and cannot be taken onboard airplane.
What goods are referred to as fluid, gel and mist spray?
Fluid, gel and mist spray include: beverages, such as mineral water, drink, soup and syrup; cream, body lotion, skin oil, perfume and cosmetics; mist spray and compressed container, e.g. shaving foam and body mist; cream-shaped goods, e.g. toothpaste, contact lens liquid; gel, e.g. for hairdressing and bath; any liquid or goods with similar thickness.
What are the requirements on taking international flights?
To ensure passengers¡¯ security and safety of their property, the Civil Aviation Administration of China prohibits passengers from taking cigarette lighters or match sticks onboard airplanes. As for liquids taken by passengers onboard domestic flights, the regulations are as follows:
For passengers taking international or domestic flights from airports within China¡¯s border, each liquid product should not exceed 100 milliliters, and liquid containers, no larger than 1 liter, should be put inside a transparent plastic bag with resealable zip. Each passenger can only take one plastic bag, and the rest must be checked in.
The transparent plastic bag with liquids must go through security check separately.
For passengers from overseas who need to transfer to domestic flights, they must keep the duty-free liquids inside the sealed plastic bag and produce the sales receipt. They are allowed to take the liquids only after the confirmation of security check.
After confirmation of security checks, passengers with babies can take liquid dairy products, and patients with diabetes and other diseases can take necessary liquid medicines.
Can passengers on international flight take water, drinks or food with liquid through the security checks at airport?
For passengers taking international or domestic flights from within China, each liquid product should not exceed 100 milliliters, with the liquid container, not larger than 1 liter, put inside a transparent plastic bag with resealable zip. Each passenger can only take one plastic bag, and the rest must be checked-in. The transparent plastic bag must go through security check separately.
In controlled area there will be free drinking water for passengers, or they can buy water or drinks in shops. Airlines also provide drinking water on flight.
How can passengers prepare in advance in order to speed up security check?
Before departing for the airport, leave some time for security check. Goods that will not to be used on the flight should be put into the luggage and checked in.
What medicines are exempt from confiscation?
Liquid medicine in containers of no more than 100 milliliters can pass security check. The medicine should be handed over for a security check separately in order to undergo X-ray inspection.
Can liquid medicines bought at pharmacies without doctor¡¯s prescriptions pass security check?
Liquid medicine in containers of no more than 100 milliliters can pass security check.
If a passenger has diabetes, what restrictions on medicine are in place?
Passengers suffering from diabetes can take enough insulin and injectors with needles onboard. However, they have to produce medical proof.
How much milk, fruit juice and food for babies can a passenger take to go through security check?
A passenger can take no more than 100 milliliters of milk, fruit juice and food for babies onboard a flight. If a passenger carries containers of more than 100 milliliters, he/she should hand it over for security check. To avoid inconvenience, passengers should put milk, fruit juice and food for babies in check-in luggage as far as possible unless they are to be consumed on the flight.
Is it stipulated that liquids must be in their original container?
No. Any container for liquid, gel or spray can be used so long as it¡¯s no more than 100 milliliters. Liquids exceeding 100 milliliters cannot be taken in hand luggage and have to be checked in.
Is it necessary to use transparent containers?
Is it permitted to take contact lens solution?
Contact lens solution cannot be put in containers larger than 100 milliliters. Liquids exceeding 100 milliliters cannot be taken in hand luggage and have to be checked in.
Is it permitted to take lipsticks or body deodorants onto plane?
It¡¯s permitted to take any solid cosmetics, including lipsticks and body deodorants. However, they have to be in containers no larger than 100 milliliters. Anything exceeding 100 milliliters has to be checked in.
Do liquid, gel and mist spray include toothpaste and shaving foam?
Yes, they have to be in containers no larger than 100 milliliters. Anything exceeding 100 milliliters has to be checked in.
What to do if liquid, gel and mist spray and containers fail to pass security check?
Goods that fail security check have to be abandoned. It is therefore advisable for passengers to put liquid, gel and mist spray in their check-in luggage.
Can passengers take liquid products bought after security check onboard outbound plane in the international departure area?
Yes. After security check, passengers can take liquid products bought at shops in controlled area of the airport onboard outbound plane. For passengers who need to transfer overseas, they need to make sure the plastic bags are intact during the air trip. They cannot open the seal and have to retain their boarding pass and sales receipt for check while transferring. Passengers can inquire about the detailed regulation on liquid products in advance.
Are lithium batteries permitted to be taken onboard plane?
All electronic devices with lithium batteries can be taken onboard plane or checked in. However, backup lithium batteries taken onboard plane should be insulated properly. Lithium batteries can be taken onboard plane or checked in provided the content of lithium is no more than 2 grams or the maximum capacity is no more than 100Wh. For lithium batteries with maximum capacity between 100 and 160Wh, a written permission has to be produced by the airlines so that traveller can check in the batteries, and each traveller can only take a maximum of 2 pieces. Lithium batteries with maximum capacity above 160Wh, cannot be checked in. The way to calculate the capacity of lithium batteries: Maximum capacity (Wh)=Nominal voltage(V) x maximum electric quantity (Ah)