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Dangerous Goods

Our customers’ security is our priority. Consequently, certain items are not allowed in hand baggage or check-in baggage, or both. Please find a list of the restricted items:

Sharp Objects:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Box cutters

No

Yes

Ice axes/ ice picks

No

Yes

Knives – any length and type except for plastic or round bladed, butter knives & plastic cutlery

No

Yes

Meat cleavers

No

Yes

Razor-type blades - such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge but excluding safety razor blades (disposable razors and their cartridges are permitted)

No

Yes

Sabers

No

Yes

Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches

No

Yes

Swords - cutting or thrusting weapons, including fencing foils

No

Yes

Cigar cutters

Yes

Yes

Cork screws

No

Yes

Cuticle cutters, eyelash curlers, Nail clippers, nail files, tweezers

No

Yes

Knitting and crochet needles

No

Yes

Umbrellas (allowed in hand baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are not concealed. Sharp pointed umbrellas are not permitted in the hand baggage.)

Yes

Yes

Walking canes (allowed in hand baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are not concealed.)

Yes

Yes

NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked in baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security personnel.

 

Sporting Goods:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Baseball bats

No

Yes

Bows and arrows, crossbows

No

Yes

Cricket bats

No

Yes

Dumbbells/hand weights

No

Yes

Golf clubs

No

Yes

Hockey sticks

No

Yes

Lacrosse sticks

No

Yes

Pool cues

No

Yes

Ski poles

No

Yes

Spear guns (spear fishing guns)/ Harpoon guns

No

Yes

NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked in baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security personnel.

 

Guns & Firearms: Devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns - firearms carried as checked in baggage must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in.

No

Yes

Ammunition - If ammunition is permitted, it must be declared to the airline at check-in. Small arms ammunitions for personal use must be securely packed in fiber, wood, metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition.

No

Yes

Compressed air guns/ CO2 guns such as pistols, pellet guns, ball bearing guns shot leads, rifles & guns (to include paintball markers). It can be carried in check-in baggage without compressed air cylinder attached.

No

Yes

Parts or components of guns and firearms, excluding telescopic sights.

No

Yes

Toy guns, replicas or realistic replicas of firearms and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons.

No

Yes

Signal flare pistols, flare guns, flares.

No

No

Gun lighters

No

Yes

Gun Powder including black powder and percussion caps

No

No

Starter pistols - can only be carried as check-in baggage and MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in.

No

Yes

Slingshots and catapults

No

Yes

 

Tools:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Axes and hatchets

No

Yes

Cattle prods

No

Yes

Crowbars

No

Yes

Hammers

No

Yes

Drills and drill bits (including cordless portable power drills)

No

Yes

Saws (including cordless portable power saws)

No

Yes

Tools

No

Yes

Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits)

No

Yes

Wrenches and pliers

No

Yes

NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked in baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security personnel.

 

Martial Arts & Self Defence Items:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Billy Clubs

No

Yes

Black Jacks

No

Yes

Brass Knuckles

No

Yes

Kubatons

No

Yes

Self Defence Sprays - One 4 ounce (118ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in check-in baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self defence sprays containing more than 2% by mass of tear gas (CS or CN) are prohibited in check-in baggage

No

Yes

Martial arts weapons

No

Yes

Night sticks

No

Yes

Nunchakus

No

Yes

Stun guns/ Tasers/ Stun batons/ Shocking devices

No

No

Throwing stars/Darts

No

Yes

NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked in baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security personnel.

 

Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items:

Explosive Materials

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Blasting Caps

No

No

Dynamite

No

No

Fireworks

No

No

Flares (in any form)

No

No

Hand grenades

No

No

Plastic explosives

No

No

Realistic replicas of explosives

No

No

 

Flammable Items :

Flammable Items

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities)

No

No

Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel)

No

No

Gasoline

No

No

Gas torches

No

No

Lighter fluid

No

No

Common lighters

No

No

Torch lighters

No

No

Strike-anywhere Matches/ Safety matches

No

No

Flammable paints

No

No

Turpentine and paint thinner

No

No

Realistic replicas of incendiaries

No

No

NOTE: These are not exhaustive. There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the DGCA. This information is summarized on the official website of DGCA.

 

Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items:

Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Chlorine for pools and spas

No

No

Compressed gas cylinders

No

No

Fire extinguishers and other compressed gas cylinders

No

No

Liquid bleach

No

No

Spill-able batteries - except those in wheelchairs

No

No

Spray paint

No

No

Tear gas - self defence sprays containing more than 2% by mass of tear gas (CS or CN).

No

No

Vehicle airbags

No

No

NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the DGCA. This information is summarized on the official website of DGCA.

 

Other Items:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Gel-type candles

No

Yes

Gel shoe inserts - Gel shoe inserts are not permitted, but shoes constructed with gel heels are allowed and must be removed and screened

No

Yes

Non-flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint (including beverages, hair sprays, liquid cosmetics or other items of similar consistency)

Yes - 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller container

Yes

Flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint

No

No

Snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside (even with documentation)

No

Yes

 

Medication and special needs devices:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Braille note taker, slate and stylus, augmentation devices

Yes

Yes

Diabetes related supplies/ equipment (once inspected to ensure prohibited items are not concealed); including: insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products, vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, pens, infusers, preloaded syringes and an unlimited number of unused syringes When accompanied by insulin; lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose test strips, insulin pumps and its supplies.

Yes

Yes

Medicines/inhalers accompanied by prescriptions/baby food (provided they are carried in one clear transparent re-sealable, one-litre-sized plastic bag and they will be subjected to the prescribed screening and security checks.)

Yes

Yes

Nitro-glycerine pills or spray for medical use (if properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label)

Yes

Yes

Prosthetic device tools and appliances including drill, Allen wrenches, pull sleeves used to put on or remove prosthetic devices, if carried by the individual with the prosthetic device or his/ her companion

Yes

Yes

 

Electronic devices:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Camcorders

Yes

Yes

Camera equipment (The check-in baggage screening equipment may damage undeveloped film in camera equipment. We recommend that you either put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your hand baggage or take undeveloped film with you to the check point and ask the screener to conduct appropriate method of security inspection)

Yes

Yes

Laptop computers, mobile phones, Personal Data Assistants (PDAs)

Note: Please note there is restriction on the use of these and other electronic items during your flight. Please contact our customer care centre for any further clarification either at the time of booking your ticket or our ground staff at the originating airport)

Yes

Yes

 

CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS

Alcohol:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packaging, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding the limit specified by the Applicable Laws of the country of origin/ destination to a maximum of 5 litres for individual receptacles as well as total quantity.

Yes

Provided

1. Only if purchased post passenger screening point,

2. Packed in STEB* (packaging)

Yes

Provided

Individual bottles are sealed

*STEB – Security Tamper Evident Bag as per ICAO regulations

 

Batteries and Battery Powered Devices:


Carriage of Spare Lithium Batteries
For carriage of batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Portable electronic devices

Approval subject to below conditions:

(I) For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 gram and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Watt-hour. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of 5* spare batteries

(II) Each passenger is allowed a maximum of 15 electronic devices

*To carry more than 5 batteries (but in any case not more than 20 spare batteries), kindly obtain prior approval from Vistara.

Yes

No

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Portable medical electronic devices (PMED), such as automated external defibrillators (AED), portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

Approval subject to below conditions:

(I) No more than 2 lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Watt-hour but not exceeding 160 Watt-hour or lithium metal batteries, with a lithium content exceeding 2 gram but not exceeding 8 gram may be carried

(II) Each passenger is allowed a maximum of 15 electronic devices

(III) Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch)

Please contact us

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. For portable electronic devices, such as power tools, video cameras and laptops

Approval subject to below conditions:

(I) No more than 2 lithium ion batteries exceeding a watt-hour rating of 100 Watt-hour but not exceeding 160 Watt-hour may be carried

(II) Each passenger is allowed a maximum of 15 electronic devices

(III) Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by) placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch)

Please contact us

 

DRONES:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Drones are not allowed on board as hand baggage. Drones can be accepted as check-in baggage only. To carry a drone in your check-in baggage, you must remove the batteries and carry the batteries in your hand baggage. This regulation still applies even if you’re connecting to our flights from an airline that has accepted drones as hand baggage. However, in case of any restrictions being imposed by local government, carrying them even in check-in baggage will not be permitted

No

Yes

 

E-cigarettes:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

e-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries can be carried post taping over the electrical connections (contacts or terminals) with insulating tape to isolate the battery’s terminals

Yes

No

 

Carriage of Lithium batteries for security type equipment:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Security instrument containing lithium batteries

No

No

 

Portable electronic devices containing non-spill able batteries:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Portable electronic devices containing non-spill able batteries

Carriage approval is subject to below conditions:

(I) Must meet IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Special Provision A67

(II) Must not have voltage exceeding 12 volts

(III) Watt hour rating not exceeding 100 watt hours

(IV) Each passenger is allowed a maximum of 15 electronic devices

(V) A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried

(VI) Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by) placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch)

Yes

Yes

 

Smart Baggage:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Smart baggage with removable batteries

Approval is subject to below conditions:

(I) Smart bags are allowed in the cabin if the battery is removable and within the hand baggage size and weight limits. The battery can remain installed as long as the smart bag is completely powered off

(II) Smart bags are permitted in check-in baggage if the battery is removed and the battery is carried in the cabin

(III) If the smart bag exceeds the baggage size/weight limitations for the route, or the battery is not removable, then the smart bag can’t be carried

Please contact us

 

Battery powered wheelchairs and mobility aids:

Mobility Aids

                    Wheelchairs/Mobility Aids will only be accepted as check-in baggage

                    Recommended Note: In order to make best arrangement for the transport of your Mobility Aids, it is recommended that a 48 hours prior intimation is given to us. We also recommend that passenger must check-in minimum 2 hours before the departure.

 Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable-wet batteries or with batteries which comply with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Special Provision A123 or A199 (dry cell/ gel)

Carriage approval subject to below conditions:

(I) The battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container

(II) The battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid

(III) Electrical circuits have been inhibited

No

Yes

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

b. Battery-powered or other similar mobility aid is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user (e.g. collapsible)

Carriage approval subject to below conditions:

(I) The battery(ies) must be removed

(II) The removed battery(ies) must be carried in strong, rigid packaging which must be carried in the cargo compartment

No

Yes

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

c. Wheelchairs/Mobility Aids with Spillable Batteries (Wet cell/acid)

No

No

d. Wheelchairs/Mobility Aids with Lithium Batteries

Carriage approval subject to below conditions:

(I) The battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container

(II) The battery is securely attached to the Wheelchair or mobility aid

(III) Electrical circuits have been inhibited

Please contact us

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Battery-powered or other similar mobility aid is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user (e.g. collapsible) with lithium batteries

Carriage approval subject to below conditions:

(I) Batteries must be removed and carried in hand baggage

(II) Precautionary measures to protect against short circuit:

a. Keep battery (ies) in their original retail packaging, in case of spare battery

b. If not in original packaging, tape over the electrical connections (contacts or terminals) with insulating tape to isolate the battery’s terminals

c. Place each battery in individual plastic bag

(III) Removal of the battery(ies) from the device must be performed by following the instructions of the manufacturer or device owner

(IV) The battery must not exceed 300 Watt-hour, or for a device that is fitted with two batteries required for operation, each battery must not exceed 160 Watt-hour

(V) A maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300 Watt-hour or two spares each not exceeding 160 Watt-hour may be carried

(VI) Spare Lithium batteries of any type are prohibited in check-in baggage because of the potential fire hazard

(VII) Damaged or leaking batteries will not be accepted

Please contact us

 

Personal Motorised Vehicles:

Lithium Batteries: Security type equipment

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

Personal motorised vehicles such as hoverboards, mini-segways and smart or self-balancing wheels on our flights. TSAL prohibits the carriage of all such devices – with or without batteries

No

No

 

TSAL prohibits the carriage of all such devices – with or without batteries

Note: This regulation still applies even if you’re connecting to a Vistara flight from an airline that has accepted them.

 

Compressed gas cartridges, cylinders and aerosols:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Avalanche rescue backpack, 1 per person, containing a cartridge of compressed gas as stated in IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

Carriage is subject to below conditions

(I) Only 1 per person allowed

(II) May also be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing no more than 200 milligrams net of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

(III) The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated

(IV) The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves

Please contact us

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable, containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas as stated in IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

Carriage is subject to below conditions:

(I) Only 1 allowed per person

(II) Up to 2 small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safety device such as a lifejacket or vest

(III) Up to 2 spare small cartridges per person, not more than 4 cartridges up to 50 millilitres water capacity for other devices

Please contact us

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas

Carriage is subject to below conditions:

(I) Only 1 per person/crew member allowed

(II) Safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element

(III) Not to be used on board the aircraft at any time

(IV) Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or hand baggage

Yes

Yes

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols as stated in IATA Dangerous Goods Provision- with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use

Subject to below conditions:

(I) The total net quantity of non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles and non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols must not exceed 2 kilograms or 2 litres and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kilograms or 0.5 litres

(II) Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents

Yes

Yes

 

Fuel and fuel cartridges:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Brand new camping stoves (un-used or brand-new camping stoves may be allowed in company sealed packaging)

Please contact us

b. Used camping stoves (used camping stoves (fuel or gas) and fuel containers will not be accepted for carriage in baggage, even if thoroughly cleaned)

No

No

c. Fuel cells containing fuel, powering portable electronic devices (e.g. cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders)

Yes

No

d. Fuel cells cartridges, spare for portable electronic devices

Yes

Yes

 

Medical Items:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Insulated packaging containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen – insulated packaging containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a porous material containing only non-dangerous goods

Yes

Yes

b. Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders - provided doctor’s prescription, to meet the medical requirement, TSAL may provide the same; subject to advance arrangement made known at least 48 hours before departure

To apply for approval, download forms fromMEDIF Form

Also refer to "22.6 Portable Oxygen Concentrators and any other medical equipment" in Terms and Conditions of Travel outside India for detailed information

No

No

c. Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers – Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally, or radiopharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of medical treatment

Only on one’s person

d. Specimens ( non-infectious ) – Specimens, non-infectious packed in small quantities of flammable liquid, must meet IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Special Provision A180 (details of special packaging requirements of such specimens can be obtained from the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations)1

Yes

Yes

e. Thermometer or barometer, mercury filled

No

No

f. Thermometer, medical or clinical – which contains mercury, 1 per person for personal use, when in its protective case

No

Yes

1Refer to the corresponding year regulations – as per the date and time of departure. Applicable for each ticket sequence.

 

Scientific, professional and personal:

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Attaché cases - Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material

No

No

b. Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment - Instruments containing radioactive material not exceeding the activity limits specified in IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Table 10.3.C, i.e. chemical agent monitor (CAM) and/or rapid alarm and identification device monitor (RAID-M), securely packed and without lithium batteries,

Exception to the above rule: Can be carried when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on official travel

No

No

c. Dry ice (Carbon dioxide, solid) – Only 2.5 kilogram permitted per person

Subject to:

I. The checked in/hand baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas.

II. Checked in must be marked “dry ice” or “carbon dioxide, solid” and with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kilograms or less dry ice

Please contact us

d. Heat producing articles – Heat producing articles battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, which would cause a fire if activated, e.g. underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons,

To be approved provided:

I. That the heat producing component of the battery is packed separately so as to prevent activation during transport.

II. Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuit

Battery packing and carrying regulations as stated above will be applicable

Please contact us

e. Lamps, energy efficient when in retail packaging intended for personal or home use

Yes

Yes

f. Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person.

No

No

g. Non – radioactive medicinal or toilet articles including aerosols, such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol. The total net quantity of all non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles and non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols as stated in IATA Dangerous Goods Provisions, must not exceed 2 kilograms or 2 Litres, and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kilograms or 0.5 Litres.

Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents

Yes

Yes

h. Permeation devices - for calibrating air quality monitoring equipment, must meet IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Special Provision A41

No

Yes

 

20.7 Weaponry, Ammunition and explosives (link to 10.3):

Item

Hand Baggage

Checked in Baggage

a. Ammunition - (cartridges for weapons), securely packed in a hard sided lockable container, in quantities not exceeding 50 cartridges per person. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one package

Please contact us

b. Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in check-in and hand baggage

No

No

c. Electro shock weapons (e.g. tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in hand baggage or check-in baggage or on the person

No

No

d. Items containing explosives – All fireworks and any other items containing explosives, for example Christmas crackers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, poppers and sparklers, are forbidden to be carried either as hand baggage or as checked in baggage on our flights

No

No