Prohibited Items At Philippine Airports

To avoid being delayed or detained at any Philippine airport, check out these things that are prohibited. (Prohibited Items At Philippine Airports)

In case you are planning or about to travel via airplane at any Philippine airport, make sure that the following items are not in your luggage or bag, either check-in or carry-on baggage.

Prohibited Items At Philippine Airports

  • Guns, Firearms, and other devices that discharge projectiles
  • Acid spray, Insect repellent, Stun gun or any stunning devices except for checked in baggage
  • Objects with sharp points and edges except for check in baggage
  • Worker’s tools or handyman’s tools except for checked-in baggage
  • Metal chains, Fishing rods, Tripod, blunt instruments except checked in baggage
  • Liquid, Aerosols, or gel in excess of 100 ml
prohibited items at philippine airports
Prohibited Items At Philippine Airports | Photo Owner PIA

The Following are the complete lists ( of prohibited items at Philippine airports

1. Guns, Firearms, and other devices that discharge projectiles (Prohibited in carry-on and checked-in baggage)

Air gun
Ammunition, Shells, Bullets, and other components
Bolt gun
Component of guns and firearms
Compressed air gun
Flare gun
Harpoon gun
Nail gun
Pellet guns
Projectile capable devices ( sling-shot, bow and arrow, crossbows) – allowed in checked-in
Replicas and imitation firearms
Spear gun
Sport-related firearm

2. Stunning Devices

Acid spray – allowed in checked-in baggage
Insect and animal repellent spray – allowed in checked-in baggage
Mace/Pepper Spray – allowed in checked-in baggage
Stun gun (all kinds) – allowed in checked-in baggage
Tear gas

3. Objects with sharp points and edges – all objects with sharp points and edges are not allowed in the cabin. Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to the baggage handler.

Box cutter
Butterfly knife (balisong)
Canned products with easy-open lids
Cockfighting knives and blades (tare)
Cork screw
Disguised objects with sharp edges
Diving knife
Ice axes
Ice picks
Letter openers
Medical scalpel
Nipper/Pusher/Nail file/Nail cutter with knife
Open razors/Razor blades
Pocket comb weapon
Pocket folded knife

All of the above are allowed at checked-in or Hold baggage

4. Worker’s Tools

Drills/Drill bits including portable power drills
Extension cords
G.I. Wires (Alambre)
Retractable tape measure (Metal)
Saws including cordless portable power saws
Tapes (Duct tape, Packaging tape, Masking tape)

All of the above are allowed in checked-in or Hold baggage

5. Blunt Instruments

All metal chains
Baton sticks
Billiard sticks
Boat paddles
Bowling/Billiards ball
Cane umbrella
Cricket paddle
Crutches/Walking sticks or aids
Dumbbells/Hand weight
Fishing hooks (large)
Fishing rods
Grindstone knives (Panghasa)
Ice skates/Skateboard
Kayak/Canoe paddles
Knuckles (brass/metal)
Lacrosse sticks
Paintball equipment
Scuba diving equipment
Ski poles/Hiking poles
Tennis/Badminton/Squash rackets
Tripod (large)

All of the above are allowed in checked-in or hold baggage

6. Explosives and incendiary substances and devices

Blasting cap
Detonator and fuse
Flares (any form)
Plastic explosive
Pyrotechnics including fireworks
Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges
Mines and other explosive military stores
Replica or imitation explosive devices
Fuels (including cooking fuel and any flammable liquid fuel)
Lighters (disposable) absorbed fluid
Lighter fluids/refills
Disguised lighters

7. Liquid, Aerosols, and Gels in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters or equivalent and contained in one transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding one (1) liter or equivalent shall be allowed in the cabin.

Only one (1) transparent 20cm X 20cm resealable plastic bag shall be allowed for each passenger. The contents of the plastic bag shall fit comfortably and the bag shall be completely closed. Exceptions should be made for medications, baby milk/food, and special dietary requirements.

All types of LAGs regardless of volume when labeled as flammable (highly combustible and self-igniting by chemical reaction), corrosive or toxic are not allowed in the cabin or in the hold.

The following items are allowed at the Philippine airports
1. Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling
2. All prescription and over-the-counter medications including KY jelly, eye drops, and saline solutions for medical purposes.