Restricted or prohibited items
Are items such as lighters, e-cigarettes, or spare lithium batteries allowed in checked bags or cabin bags? In what quantity can I carry aerosols or gas cartridges in my checked baggage? Find out all the information about items that are prohibited and regulated on board our aircraft.
Must be carried on yourself only and must be completely turned off:
- The battery should be removed from the device.
- Terminals must be protected against short-circuits by covering them with adhesive tape or placing the battery individually in appropriate cases.
- The use and the charge of electronic cigarettes are prohibited during the flight.
Please note that electronic cigarettes are strictly prohibited in checked baggage.
USB chargers and power banks are allowed with a maximum of 2 units per person. However, they are strictly prohibited in checked baggage.
Passengers are allowed to carry a maximum of 2 spare rechargeable lithium batteries (with a capacity of 100-160 Wh) per person.
It is strictly prohibited to pack rechargeable lithium batteries in checked bags.
Matches and conventional lighters that use liquefied gas are allowed only in carry-on baggage, with a limit of one per person. However, they are strictly prohibited in checked baggage.
Powders are permitted in cabin baggage and may include items such as flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk, cosmetics, sand, medical powders, and baby food, among others.
Special consideration for flights to the United States:
When traveling to the United States, powders in quantities exceeding 350 ml (about 11.8oz) are prohibited in cabin baggage and must be placed in checked baggage.
Exceptions: Medical powders with a prescription, baby food, funeral ashes, and powders purchased duty-free in a sealed bag (STEB) are allowed.
- May be carried in small quantities (up to 100 ml or about 3.4oz per product).
- Must be placed in a transparent plastic bag with a zip closure (20 cm x 20 cm or approximately 7.87 inches x 7.87 inches) with a maximum total volume of 1 liter (about 33.8oz).
- Only one bag per person is allowed.
Beverages and other items purchased in the duty-free zone can be carried on board without limitations in terms of quantity or volume, as long as they are kept in a sealed, transparent bag with proof of purchase.
The following products are allowed without restrictions if needed during your flight:
- Baby food for infants under 2 years of age,
- Medications accompanied by a prescription or a statement from your physician,
- Special dietary food items.
- Firearms and other projectile-emitting devices
- Strictly prohibited in cabin
- May be included in your checked baggage allowance or may require the purchase of additional baggage.
Bows, Crossbows, and Arrows:
- Firearms of all types
- Pellet rifles
- Firearms components, except telescopic sights
- Slingshots and Catapults
- Harpoon guns
- Air rifles
- Toys, replicas, and imitations of firearms that could be mistaken for real weapons
- Maximum of 5 kg (about 11 pounds) gross weight per person
Air pistols, Revolvers, Starter pistols, Signal flare guns:
- Replicas and imitations of firearms (e.g., lighter shaped like a firearm...)
Transportation of sports and hunting firearms is allowed in checked baggage, in an inaccessible location to passengers, as defined on our "Sports Equipment" page.
- Animal stunners and animal killing pistols
- Neutralization devices such as paralyzing pistols
- Chemical substances, gases, and aerosols
- Hypodermic needles
- Items designed for chopping (axes, hatchets, meat grinders, etc.)
- Scissors with blades measuring more than 6 cm (about 2.4in) from the pivot point
- Scissors for children
- Knives with blades longer than 6 cm (about 2.4in), pocket knives, oyster knives, paper knives
- Razor blade (razor allowed without blades)
Cattle and Animal Handling Items
- Cattle prods
Martial Arts Equipment
- Equipment or weapons of martial arts, sharp or cutting
- Shuriken (throwing stars)
Miscellaneous Sharp Objects
- Cigar cutters
- Box cutters
- Ornamental hairpins from Okinawa
- Ice picks
- Ice axes
- Tent stakes
- Samurai umbrella (with a handle resembling a samurai sword)
- Martial arts equipment or weapons, sharp or cutting
- Corkscrew with a blade, bottle opener
- Real or toy swords
Note: This is a professional rephrasing of the items, but please refer to specific regulations and guidelines provided by relevant authorities or organizations for accurate and up-to-date information.
- Nail guns
- Tools with a blade or shaft longer than 6 cm (about 2.4in) that could be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers, pistol grip screwdrivers, and chisels.
- Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable electric drills.
- Sealing guns
- Saws, including cordless portable electric saws.
- Liquid-fueled camping stoves*
*Note: For liquid-fueled camping stoves and chainsaws, the fuel tank must be emptied, and authorization must be obtained from Air Tahiti Nui (MDTN@airtahitinui.pf).
- Eau de toilette (Toilet water/Perfumed water)
- Hair spray (Hairspray)
- Shaving foam (Shaving cream)
- Perfumes (Fragrances/Scents)
- Baton, Truncheon
- Sticks: Hiking sticks, Ski poles, Hockey sticks, Walking sticks, Pilgrim sticks, Massage sticks
- Baseball bats, Softball bats, Cricket bats
- Fishing rod
- Golf club
- Brass knuckles
- Hockey stick
- Metal detector
- Martial arts equipment
- Ice skates
- Cricket stakes
- Cast iron skillet
- Pool cue
- Canoe kayak paddles
- Croquet mallet
- Electric guitar
If you are planning to travel to the United States, it is important to ensure that all your electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, gaming consoles, cameras, etc., are fully charged. It is possible that airport security may inspect the functionality of these devices, and if any of them are found to be non-functional, they may be confiscated.
For further information, please contact the Security department at the following phone number: +689 40 86 61 32, or via email at email@example.com.
- Matches without a striking surface.
- Fuse materials
- Smoke bombs and cartridges
- Oxygen bottles
- Gas torches
- Copies or imitations of explosive devices
- Detonators and detonating cords
- Fire extinguishers
- Grenades and other military explosives
- Powder and plastic explosives
- Explosive items such as fireworks, firecrackers, flares, etc.
- Self-balancing personal transportation devices such as hoverboards, segways, solowheels, and scooters
- Devices designed to assist with mobility, including wheelchairs.
- Smart bags with built-in batteries that cannot be removed.
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- Electric weapons: taser
- Incapacitating devices: pepper spray, tear gas, animal repellent
- Cleaning products
- Mercury thermometer, barometer
- Cleaning products
- Sanitary air freshener
- Small compressed gas cylinder
- Radioactive materials
- Materials with strong magnetic properties
- Substances that oxidize or contain organic peroxides
The transportation of food items between countries is subject to regulations. Prior to boarding a flight, it is recommended to check with the relevant authorities for guidance on bringing food products.
For travel to Tahiti, please consult the website of the Direction de la Biosécurité of French Polynesia for information on food importation requirements.
For travel departing from Tahiti, please refer to the website of the Direction de la Biosécurité of French Polynesia for information on food exportation requirements.
Electronic devices and their spare batteries are subject to specific transport conditions that depend on:
- the energy rating in watt-hours (Wh)
- the lithium content in grams (g)
There are three (3) categories of batteries based on their watt-hour (Wh) power rating:
- Batteries with a rating of ≤100 Wh, which are typically used in small electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, cameras, tablets, and medical devices. These batteries are allowed in both cabin and checked baggage when they are contained within a device. Spare batteries* are also allowed in cabin (for personal use only) and checked baggage.
- Batteries with a rating of >100 Wh and <160 Wh, which are commonly found in electronic devices intended for general public use, such as cameras, power tools, and medical devices. Batteries contained within a device** are allowed in both cabin and checked baggage. However, spare batteries** * are only allowed in cabin (with a maximum of two per person) and are not allowed in checked baggage. Approval from the airline(s) is required for carrying spare batteries in cabin.
Batteries with a rating of >160 Wh, which are used in larger industrial equipment, vehicles, and mobility aids. These batteries are prohibited in both cabin and checked baggage and can only be transported as cargo.
*It's important to note that spare batteries carried in cabin must have their terminals protected against short-circuit by insulating them with adhesive tape and placing them in individual plastic bags or their original packaging.
**Additionally, if the watt-hour (Wh) energy rating is not indicated on the battery, you need to calculate it using the formula: Wh = 2V x 0.5A, where V represents the voltage and A represents the current of your device.
For further information, please contact the Dangerous Goods Department at the provided telephone numbers or email address :
- Phone: +689 40 47 67 12 or +689 40 47 67 13
- Email: MDTN@airtahitinui.pf
Transportation of mobility aids with retractable lithium batteries is subject to specific regulations. For wheelchairs equipped with two accumulators required for operation, each accumulator must not exceed 160 Wh and is permitted in the cabin. A maximum of one spare battery, not exceeding 300 Wh, or two accumulators, each with a charge below 160 Wh, are allowed in the cabin. Batteries with a charge exceeding 300 Wh can only be transported as cargo, and approval from the airline(s) on your itinerary is required.
In checked baggage: If the bag is being checked in, the battery must be removed and carried separately in cabin baggage.
In cabin baggage: If the bag is being carried in the cabin, the battery must be removable.
If the battery cannot be removed, the bag will not be allowed on board, whether it is in checked baggage or cabin baggage.