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Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. The carriage of these materials by air transport is strictly regulated.

Our acceptance of Dangerous Goods is in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations and all applicable domestic and international rules, and regulations will apply.

You are strictly forbidden to carry the following items in your carry-on, checked baggage or on your person.

1. Security attaché case, cash boxes, cash bags etc which may contain lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic materials except as permitted in 2.3.26 of the IATA DGR
2. Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray etc containing an irritant or incapacitating substance.
3. Liquid oxygen canisters.
4. Electro Shock Weapons.
5. Strike Anywhere Matches
6. Blue Flame or Cigar Lighters

You may however carry the following items in your carry-on and/or checked baggage in keeping with the descriptions provided:

Alcoholic beverages (Under 70% alcohol by volume)
Avalanche rescue backpack (Checked / Carry-on)
Boxed cartridges for sporting purposes (Checked Baggage Only)
Camping stoves and fuel containers (Checked Baggage Only)
Carbon dioxide solid (Dry Ice) (Checked / Carry-on)
Chemical agent monitoring equipment (Checked / Carry-on)
E-Cigarettes (Carry-on / on the person)
Electronic devices containing fuel cells systems
Electronic devices containing lithium or lithium ion cells or batteries
Gas cylinders containing non-flammable, non-toxic gas
Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas (Gas refills not permitted)
Heat producing articles (Checked / Carry-on)
Insulated packaging containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (Checked / Carry-on)
Meals ready to eat (MRE)
Mercurial barometer or thermometer (Carry-on Only)
Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (toiletries) including aerosols
Radiosotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices
Safety matches and cigarette lighters (on the person)
Spare Lithium Ion Batteries
[for portable electronic devices –Maximum 2 spare batteries; >100Wh but <160Wh]
(Carry-on / on the person)
Wheelchairs or other powered battery mobility devices (Checked Baggage Only)

Note that passengers requiring the use of oxygen during flight must make a request to Caribbean Airlines at time of booking. See our procedure to request oxygen.

Some Dangerous Goods are too dangerous to be carried on passenger aircraft; others may be carried on cargo aircraft only. You will find details on how to freight items not allowed in your carry-on and checked baggage in our Cargo section.

The following common items that may contain Dangerous Goods MUST be declared to Caribbean Airlines for further scrutiny.

Breathing apparatus
Camping equipment
Cars, car parts
Dental apparatus
Diagnostic specimens
Diving equipment
Drilling and mining equipment
Electrical equipment
Electrically powered apparatus
Expeditionary equipment
Film crew or media equipment
Frozen embryos
Frozen fruit, vegetables etc., with Dry Ice as a refrigerant
Fuel control units
Hot air balloon
Household goods
Laboratory/testing equipment
Machinery parts
Magnets and other items of similar material
Medical supplies
Oven cleaner
Photographic supplies
Repair kits
Samples for testing
Spray starch
Swimming pool chemicals
Switches in electrical equipment or instruments
Tool boxes
Vehicle shocks

Please refer to for permitted and prohibited items.



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