Restricted Items

Restricted Items

This is an image of restricted items to bring in an aircraft

The following articles are not allowed to be carried in the cabin. These items must be put in the checked-in baggage:


  • Nail cutters, swiss knives, scissors, any bladed items or sharp objects
  • Umbrellas of any type
  • Bicycle chains and jacks or other similar items
  • Lighters, which contain “butane” as well as matches, are prohibited in both handcarried and checked baggage
  • Zippo lighters can be checked in or handcarried as long as it is completely drained of its fluid
  • Liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) in 100ml or less are the only ones allowed in handcarried baggage.  LAGs must be placed in containers less than 100ml and must be secured in airtight plastic bags as changes in cabin pressure may cause even well sealed items to leak
  • All kinds of adhesive tape (masking / packing / scotch / duct / electrical / rubber)

For safety reasons, dangerous goods (articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment) must not be carried in passengers’ handcarried or checked baggage.


Batteries, e.g. Wheelchair Batteries


Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable or spillable batteries can be checked in under the following conditions:


  1. Pre-notification is required and acceptance is subject to Philippine Airlines approval;
  2. Battery terminals must be insulated to prevent accidental short circuits, e.g., by being enclosed within a battery container;
  3. Battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair;
  4. Wheelchair/mobility aid must be loaded, stowed, secured and unloaded while maintaining upright position;
  5. Battery must be carried in strong, rigid packaging;
  6. Battery that is damaged, leaking, or if not packaged appropriately must not be loaded.


Lithium batteries in equipment and spares are allowed as carry-on baggage only and are prohibited in checked baggage.


Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are limited to a rating of 100 watt hours (Wh) per battery.


With airline approval, passengers may also carry up to two spare larger lithium ion batteries (101-160 watt hours). No more than two spare batteries may be carried in carry-on baggage.


Batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit. The terminals of spare batteries must be protected to prevent short circuit by using the original battery packaging, taping the terminals and putting batteries individually into appropriate plastic bags.

Banned Items for carriage as check-in, carry-on or handcarry and cargo with or without batteries


  • ​Balance Wheel
  • Hoverboard
  • Air Wheel
  • Solowheel
  • Mini-Segway


Flammable Liquids


All types of flammable liquids, including lighter refills, paints and thinners, are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage.



US Transportation Security Administration Prohibited Items


The US Transportation Security Administration lists the prohibited items in carry-on and checked baggage to ensure travellers' security.


The list is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be amended from time to time without prior notice. Click here for details.


Hong Kong Advisory Warning


Items below are prohibited under the laws of Hong Kong and any person found in possession is liable to prosecution:



  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Other Arms (Cross Bow, Electric Stunning Device, Harpoon, Spear Gun, Tear Gas)
  • Prohibited Weapons (Extendible Baton, Fighting Iron, Flick Knife, Gravity Knife, Knuckle Duster, Spear Gun, Spring Loaded Baton)
  • Dangerous Goods ( Caps for Toy Gun, Firecrackers, Fireworks, Flare, Popper, Sand Crackers, Sparklers)


For more information and details, please check Hong Kong Police Force website.



All sports equipment are not allowed to be handcarried and must be checked in.

Baggage Tracing

You may call us at:

Tel: (632) 851-3011  
       832-2939 
Fax:(632) 879-6028

  

Or e-mail us at:

baggage_tracing@pal.com.ph