Airport security measures indicate which items are not allowed (prohibited) in carry-on baggage.

Light firearms, other firearms and projectile-firing devices

All types of firearms, including pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns

  • Game firearms, replicas and imitations of firearms that may be mistakenly considered to be real firearms because of their appearance
  • Firearms parts (excluding telescopic sights)
  • Compressed air or CO2 firearms, including pistols,
  • Pellet guns, rifles and BB guns orFlares and sporting starter pistols orBows, crossbows and arrows
  • Spear guns or spear guns for firing spears
  • Slings and catapults.

Paralyzing devices

Devices specifically designed to paralyze or immobilize, including the following:

  • Electroshock devices, such as stun guns
  • Devices to paralyze or kill animals
  • Paralyzing or incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as pepper, tear gas, acid sprays and animal sprays.

Sharp and/or cutting objects

Sharp-edged or pointed objects that can be used to cause serious injury, including the following:

  • Cutting instruments, such as axes, hatchets, and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks.
  • Razor blades, stilettos (“box cutters”)
  • Razors with blades over 6 cm long
  • Knives with blades over 6 cm long
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm from the axis
  • Pointed or sharp-edged martial arts equipment.
  • Espadas y sables.

Work tools

Tools that can be used to cause serious injury or cause damage to aircraft, including the following:

  • Iron levers
  • Drills and augers, including portable battery-powered drills
  • Tools with a blade or handle longer than 6 cm that can be used as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chiselsor orSaws, including portable battery-operated saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt or nail guns.

Blunt objects

Objects that can be used to strike and cause serious injury, including the following:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Batons and sticks, such as police batons, truncheons, and spikes
  • Martial arts equipment.

Explosive or incendiary substances or devices

Explosive or incendiary substances or devices that can be used to cause serious injury or threaten the integrity of aircraft, including the following:

  • Ammunition
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive devices
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military items
  • Pyrotechnic material, including fireworks
  • Cartridges or other types of fumigant containers (smoke bombs)
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

Chemical or toxic substances

  • Acids and alkalis
  • corrosive or bleaching substances (mercury, chlorine, etc.)
  • Neutralizing or incapacitating nebulizers (mace, sprays of pungent substances, tear gas, etc.)
  • Radioactive material (e.g. isotopes for medical or commercial use)
  • Poisons
  • Infectious or biohazardous materials (e.g., infected blood, bacteria, viruses)
  • Materials capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Liquids, Aerosols and Gels