Dangerous goods and security

All firearms, ammunition (including that for sporting purposes), harmful articles and/or prohibited items must be declared. Failure to do so may result in the confiscation of such items and/or potential legal action may be taken against you.

Chemical and hazardous items

Under no circumstances will the following and other hazardous goods be allowed through check-in:

  1. Compressed gases
  2. Corrosives
  3. Explosives
  4. Flammable liquids and solids
  5. Radioactive materials
  6. Oxidising materials
  7. Poisons
  8. Infectious substances

Dangerous and harmful items

The following articles and any other items considered as dangerous will only be accepted as checked-in baggage provided that they are properly packed to comply with Dangerous Goods requirements. These items may also be processed via the Out of Gauge / Fragile (OOG) facilities at all the ACSA airports.

  1. Sharp items such as knives, ceremonial swords and scissors that are properly packed
  2. Sporting bats
  3. Golf clubs
  4. Spear guns
  5. Cross Bows
  6. Bows & Arrows
  7. Paint Ball guns (these normally come with compressed gas which is prohibited)
  8. Toy guns (except pellet guns or similar air guns), must be placed in checked baggage. These may require the passenger and airline rep to be notified for a physical search to clarify the item

Please note that these items are prohibited in cabin baggage and will be confiscated at the security check points.

You may learn more on allowances for other sporting and outdoor recreational equipment items here.



No firearms are allowed on any all kulula and British Airways (operated by Comair) flights. 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.


Security measures

To ensure that all our flights to Windhoek, Harare and Mauritius comply with the law, the South African Government has introduced some in-flight restrictions and security measures to all routes outside of South Africa.

  1. All liquids, aerosols, gels and creams should be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than the equivalent of 100ml each
  2. Liquids, aerosols, gels and creams in quantities less than 100ml, carried in part-filled containers larger than 100ml, will not be accepted
  3. Empty containers with a capacity greater than 100ml are permitted
  4. Containers with liquids, aerosols, gels and creams should be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent bag, which must be completely closed
  5. Each passenger will be permitted to carry one checked-in bag only
  6. All conventional security controls and checks, including random physical searches, are applicable
  7. Exceptions are allowed for medication, baby milk/food and special dietary or other medical supplements
  8. All liquids, aerosols, gels and creams purchased at retail outlets at the airport or onboard the aircraft during the days of the journey should be placed in a Security Tamper Evident Bag (STEB) and should be presented for secondary screening and at transfer security screening
  9. A proof of purchase on the days of travel must accompany the duty free goods bought and placed in the Security Tamper Evident Bag. The bags cannot be opened until the passenger reaches the final destination. If the bags are tampered with, the liquids, aerosols, gels or creams in that bag will not be allowed for carriage
  10. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not allowed in either hand or checked luggage when travelling. Click here to find out about flying with Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs). 

If you are still unsure of what items are considered as dangerous, call our Contact Centre 0861 KULULA (585852) and speak to one of our friendly agents.