By Bohol Island News Staff | 12:14 PM November 15, 2019
Calamay should be checked-in.

In the updated list of prohibited items last July 2019, the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) released the items which are not allowed to be brought or carried to the airport and aircraft after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set an expanded items list under international standards.

The transportation security clarified that the revised list of the ICAO is still subject to special requirements or instructions from the airlines.

The list of items that cannot be brought or carried include chemicals and other toxic substances.

Bohol Island News listed down the things you need to know about this.

Liquids, aerosols, and gels, power Banks, Umbrellas and other prohibited items

Liquid, aerosols and gels guidelines
Bringing of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) as carry-on (or part of cabin luggage) are regulated around the world. To avoid confiscation of your personal items, please take note of policies regarding LAGs so you can pack them ahead in your checked-in luggage.

Common LAGs brought onboard are the following:

Perfumes and colognes
Gels, such as bath gel, hair gels
Body lotions, sunscreen, lubricants, roll-on deodorants


Bottled water, soft drinks, and other liquids

Cosmetic items such as liquid foundation, lip-gloss

Each passenger is only allowed to bring liquids, aerosols, and gels in their carry-on luggage as long as it does not exceed 100ml for each item. Cumulatively, you are only allowed to bring up to 1-liter of LAGs onboard.

For your convenience, pack them on a clear reusable and resealable bag (such as ziplock bags). Put them on an accessible place in your luggage. By doing so, you can present it faster to the security personnel should they wish to inspect it.

Calamay and honey should be checked-in.

The transportation security released the revised list of prohibited items which amended Memorandum Circular No. 02 series 2015 to MC No. 005 series of 2019 “to make it more relevant to existing threats to civil aviation, and to settle the concerns of departing passengers.”

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles
(Allowed in check-in hold baggage)

Air Gun

Ammunition shells/Bullets and other components

Component of Guns and Firearm

Compressed Air Gun

Firearm (any caliber)

Flare Gun

Pellet Gun

Realistic Replicas and imitation firearms

Crew Served Weapons

Disguised / Improvised Firearms

Projectile-capable devices (Slingshot, Bow and Arrow, Crossbows, Spear Gun)

Bolt Gun

Toy Gun – Also allowed in carry-on baggage unless prohibited in the country of destination

Paintball equipment

Stunning device
(Allowed in checked-in hold baggage)

Mace/pepper spray tear gas – Also not allowed in checked-in baggage

Sun Gun (all kinds)

Chemicals and other toxic substances
(Not allowed in carry on cabin baggage/Check-in/hold baggage)

Corrosive substances (e.g. acid, battery acid, sulfuric acid, vinegar, muriatic acid)

Radioactive materials (medical or commercial use)

Toxic and infectious material (e.g. insect/animal repellant spray)

Hazardous materials

Flammable Materials (e.g. paint, thinner, lighter refill, butane)

Oxidizing substance and organic peroxide (e.g. fertilizer, bleach, sulfur)

Miscellaneous Dangerous good (e.g. dry ice, lithium battery)

Objects with sharp points or edges
(Not allowed in carry on cabin baggage)


Arrow and Dart



Box Cutter

Butterfly knife (Balisong)

Canned Product (with easy-open lids)


Cock Fighting Blade (Tare)

Cork Screw

Disguised with sharp edge (ex. cane, umbrella sword, comb knife, card knife)

Knife – Unless prohibited in the country of destination

Letter/Bottle Opener

Medical Scalpel

Nipper/Pusher/Nail file/Nail cutter with knife

Open razor/Razor blade



Fishing hook

Throwing / Ninja Star


Workers’ tools
(Not allowed in carry on/ cabin baggage)


Drills/Drill bits (including portable power drills)

G.I. wires (alambre)




Saw (including cordless portable power saws)



Handcuffs/thumb cuffs

Harpoon gun

Nail gun

Retractable tape measure (metal)

Blunt Instruments

Not allowed in carry on cabin baggage; Allowed checked in /hold baggage

All metal chains

Baton sticks/Billy Clubs/Black Jacks/Kubatons

Billiard Sticks

Bowling/Billiard balls


Crutches/Walking sticks or aids

Dumbbells/Hand weight

Fishing Rods

Ice skates

Hoverboards and similar items (e.g. balance, wheel, air wheel, solo wheel, mini segway)

Paddles (e.g. Boat, cricket, kayak/canoe)

Lacrosse sticks

Air Tank (as diving equipment) – Tank should be empty

Ski poles/hiking poles

Tennis/Badminton/Squash rackets


Martial Arts Weapons (e.g. Nunchakus, brass/metal knuckles)

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices
(Not allowed in both carry-on/cabin baggage, check-in/hold baggage)

Batteries/Power Banks (e.g. lithium battery) – Allowed in a carry-on with special instruction from airlines

Blasting cap

Detonator and Fuse



Flares (in any form)

Plastic Explosives

Pyrotechnics including fireworks)

Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges

Mines and other explosive military stores

Replica or imitation explosive devices

Fuels (including cooking fuel and any flammable liquid fuel)


Lighters (Disposable and Non-Disposable)

Disguised lighters

Lighter fluids refills


E-Cigarettes – Allowed in carry-on/cabin baggage



By Bohol Island News

Your reliable source of news and content in the island and the rest of Central Visayas and Mindanao.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.