Restricted items

As a health and safety measure and for the security of everybody on board the aircraft, all baggag transported in the hold and in the cabin is inspected by airport staff. If you have any doubts as to what items are permitted to travel with us, we advise you to review the list of exceptions for transporting special items.

What items are prohibited to be taken in the hold and in the cabin of the aircraft?

Animals, plants or their derivatives

With the aim of preventing the introduction of plagues and animal agents carrying diseases, the state institutions restrict the entry of animals, plants, seeds, herbicides and certain foods; these items will not be allowed on board without the proper authorization for importing them and the required health and phytosanitary certification.

Hazardous items

In order to ensure the safety of the flight, the following items are prohibited:

  • Flammable liquids
  • Bleach or paint thinners
  • Explosive materials
  • Poisons
  • Acids
  • Compressed gas
  • Electric skateboards (hoverboards, solo wheels, airwheels, mini-segways, balance wheels) powered by lithium-ion batteries.
  • Cigarette lighters, if traveling to or through the United States.

If for any reason you are taking any of these items on board and you fail to declare them, you are violating the civil aviation regulations.

Do you have any questions about any item in particular? Review the complete list of prohibited items released by the Department of National Security of the United States of America Transportation Security Administration (available in English).

What items are you not permitted to take with you in your carry-on baggage?

Any type of fire arms (including replicas and toy guns), liquids, gels, aerosols, pepper spray and sharp objects, such as: knifes, nail files, nail clippers, shavers, handheld tools or pliers, baseball bats and pool cues. These can only be carried in the airplane hold.

Firearms

You may transport firearms provided that they are duly declared and unloaded. Failure to comply with this is an infringement on the civil aviation regulations. We advise you to find out about the local legislation in the country to which you are traveling; for example in Brazil they must be transported in special containers. There are local legal provisions - such as in the case of Brazil - that stipulate firearms must be transported inside special containers.

If your fare includes flights of other airlines you must contact each airline to find out about the conditions and regulations for transporting firearms. Your freight is not permitted on trips in connection with American Airlines due to the restrictions of this company.

Liquids, gels and aerosols permitted in carry-on baggage

Some countries have restrictions as to which liquids may be taken aboard.

In order to bring liquids on board such as aerosols, perfumes, gels, spirits, creams, stick deodorants, lipsticks or toothpaste, those products must be in containers of not more than 100 ml each, placed in a plastic bag, which allows for visual verification of the contents, no more than 1 liter in volume and containing a system for opening and sealing. Each passenger may bring no more than one bag.

Alcoholic beverages may be transported as carry on baggage when allowed by local authorities, or checked, not to exceed 70% alcohol per container and must not exceed 5 liters per person.

Within Brazil alcoholic beverages should be limited to 5 containers of 1 liter each with alcoholic content not to exceed 70%.

Items that exceed 100 ml may be permitted on board in the following cases:

  • Medicines: asked for a medical prescription that certifies your need to use the medication during your trip, taking into account the hours of flight and connections.
  • Food for infants: provided you are traveling with infants.
  • Dietetic foods: which should be for consumption during the flight and the amounts should correspond to the duration of the trip. In this case you may be asked to prove that it is genuinely a dietetic requirement.

 

Duty Free purchases

On trips with layovers you may only purchase in the final airport or aboard the final flight, before arriving at your destination.

  • Duty Free purchases in Brazil may only exceed the quantity of 5 containers and 1 liter each, when the purchase is made at the final destination. When there is a connection we obey the per person limit of 5 containers of up to 1 liter each.
  • If you have a connection in Europe or the United States, you may purchase on any segment of the trip or on board the aircraft. But it’s important to request and hold on to the receipt, which should accompany the products purchased, in a transparent, sealed bag and contain the series number. The receipt is used to show that the purchase was made at a time not greater than 48 hours prior to the flight.
  • In North America the transport of liquids in excess of 100 ml, even when purchased via Duty Free, may only be done when they are in transparent, translucent or colored containers. Metal or opaque containers may only be transported in the baggage compartment (checked baggage).

In some countries, airport Duty Free purchases are only allowed if products are delivered to the passenger at the door of the aircraft.

If you have any questions about prohibited items, please feel free to contact us through the Contact Center.

On which routes does apply this rule?

If you are boarding in:
 

  • USA
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Uruguay
  • Peru (international flights only) **
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador (international flights only)
  • Chile with a destination of the USA or Australia

If your final destination is:
 

  • USA
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

If you are traveling via, connecting or in transit through:
 

  • USA
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador (international flights only)
  • Chile with a destination of the USA or Australia.

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