Firearms and toy guns


Sorry folks, whether for sporting, professional, recreational, military, hunting or any other purposes, all firearms, and ammunition can no longer be transported on board or British Airways (operated by Comair) flights. The cost of handling such items has become excessive and in some cases, it may even exceed the price of a flight and we no longer wish to pass these costs onto our customers. Absolutely no firearms will be allowed onboard, whether in your possession, in checked or hand luggage, or anywhere on our flights.

full definition of firearm:
A firearm is a weapon that launches one projectile or more at high velocity caused by igniting gunpowder. The following are examples of firearms:

  • Rifles
  • Shot guns
  • Hand guns
  • Pistols
  • Long guns
  • Automatic weapons
  • Sub machine guns
  • Antique guns

If in doubt please call our Contact Centre 0861 KULULA (585852).

Toy guns and other weapons

While toy guns are not permitted on board as part of your hand luggage or on you, they may be placed in checked luggage and may require a physical search to clarify the item for everyone's safety.

They must – along with the following items – be packed properly and comply with the Dangerous Goods requirements and must be properly packed and placed in checked baggage. These items may require a physical search to clarify the item to ensure everyone’s safety and may also be processed via the Out of Gauge / Fragile (OOG) facilities at all the airports.

  1. Paint Ball guns (these normally come with compressed gas which is prohibited)
  2. Knives and ceremonial swords
  3. Toy guns must be placed in checked baggage. This is where the passenger and airline rep may be notified for a physical search to clarify the item
  4. Spear guns
  5. Cross Bows
  6. Bows & Arrows
  7. Paint Ball guns. These normally come with compressed gas which is prohibited
  8. Knives and ceremonial swords

Please note that these items are still prohibited in cabin baggage and will be confiscated at the security check points. They will be added to our danger box and packed far, far away!