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LOOK: New list of prohibited items in carry-on, check-in baggage

Before packing, review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage as the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) has released the updated list of prohibited items in carry-on and check-in baggage of airline passengers.

In an advisory, the OTS said the new guidelines are in accordance with the international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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“The revised list expanded the coverage of prohibited items to include chemicals and other toxic substances,” the OTS said.

Among the items that passengers cannot bring on their flights are:

insect repellent spray

vinegar

paint

lighters

Liquid items are still limited to 100-ml containers, but would now be subject to special instruction from airlines, the OTS said.

“There were also other add-on items under the different categories such as disguised/improvised firearm, arrow and dart, hand/thumb cuffs, air tank (as diving equipment), hoverboards and similar items, batteries/powerbanks, e-cigarettes, e-lighters, etc,” it added.

The OTS also noted that there are items that are allowed in either carry-on or check-in baggage, but are still subject for special instructions such as the rules of the country of destination on bringing of an item into their country or the rules of the airline company in bringing an item.

Boholano OTS Administrator Arturo M. Evangelista urged the public to refrain from bringing prohibited items to avoid experiencing delays or inconvenience.

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