BEFORE YOU FLY
Forbidden items are articles or substances which pose health and safety hazards to passengers or which may damage the aircraft. It is therefore requested that these items not be brought on board.
All forbidden items are listed and flagged in the tables below. Please also refer to the Prohibited Articles by EC Aviation Security. Further Local government restrictions may also apply, please check with authorities of your departure and destination country.
Emirates forbids all smart balance wheels (even with the lithium batteries removed) to be transported as checked-in or carry-on baggage.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a very strict, zero-tolerance, anti-drugs policy. All airports within the UAE conduct thorough searches using highly sensitive equipment. Possession of any amounts of illegal drugs by travellers entering or transiting the UAE will be subject to punishment.
If you’re carrying controlled medication into the UAE, you must apply for approval through the Ministry of Health (MoH) website.
Check with your doctor if your prescribed medication is controlled or not. You must also carry the prescription for the quantity (max 3 months’ supply) of the medicine that you are bringing into the UAE.
All other medication (prescription for uncontrolled medication and over the counter medication) does not need prior approval from MoH.
For more details please visit the Ministry of Health and Prevention website(Opens an external website in a new tab).
Travellers to the UAE are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with what medications they can and cannot bring into the country.
Please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the United Arab Emirates for advice if you are considering taking medications or other drugs into the UAE.
Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:
(a) guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles — devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:
(b) stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:
(c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:
(d) workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:
(e) blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:
(f) explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage:
explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including: