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General Baggage Restrictions

For the safety of our passengers, crew, and aircraft, please ensure that you do not pack items specified in this list in your carry-on or checked baggage. Exceptions are medicinal articles which are necessary or appropriate for the passenger during the journey.
When you travel abroad, it is recommended that you know basic entry and security regulations of your destination country by checking available websites. For example, if you are traveling to U.S.A. then we suggest to check www.tsa.gov web site for detail information.

Rules in checked baggage

  • Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of presenting significant risk to health, safety or to property when transported by air.
  • For safety reasons, dangerous articles as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, such as those listed here below shall not be carried as, within, or as part of passengers’ baggage.
    1. Brief-cases and security type attaché cases with installed alarm devices; or incorporative lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material;
    2. Spare Lithium Batteries
    3. Power banks
    4. Trionic briefcases – similar to normal briefcases from outside.
    5. Mace canisters – similar to cigarette lighters and sprays.
    6. Gases (flammable, non-flammable, deeply refrigerated and poisonous) such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders.
    7. Corrosive materials (such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries).
    8. Etiologic agents.
    9. Explosive, munitions fireworks and flares.
    10. Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter or heating fuels, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters.
    11. Oxidizing materials such as bleaching powder, and peroxides.
    12. Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials.
    13. Radioactive materials.
    14. Other dangerous articles such as magnetized materials, offensive or irritating materials as listed in the IATA Dangerous Articles Regulations.

 

Rules on Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are not allowed to carry the following items in their hand baggage for passengers’ safety and security reasons. To minimize inconvenience, you are advised to check in or put these items in your checked baggage instead:

a) Knives (including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives)/li>

b) Scissors and any other sharp/bladed objects (e.g. ice-pick, nail clippers) considered illegal by local law

c) Weapons such as whips, nan-chakus, baton, or stun gun

d) Toys guns/gun shaped items or look-alikes, hand-cuffs

e) Sporting equipment such as baseball/cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, billiard cues

f) Devices with spill able batteries

g) Aerosols (hair sprays, perfumes, medicines containing alcohol) not exceeding 0.5KG/L per article and 2.0KG/L in total weight

h) Baby strollers

i) Spare Lithium Batteries (not more than 2 pieces allowed if the watt-hour rating exceeding 100Wh but not exceeding 160Wh/ Lithium content exceeding 2g but not exceeding 8g)

j) Power banks (only 2 pieces allowed as long as watt-hour rating is not exceeding 160Wh)

k) Any other items which are deemed security hazards by local law

l) Any other items that resemble or have similar functions to the above items

  1. Radioactive materials.

Note: Please note that these items will be retrieved at the boarding gate by the local authorities and depending on local rules and regulations, the items may not be returned to you

FAQs
1. What are the safety concerns for cabin baggage?
Passengers are not allowed to carry the following items in their hand baggage for passengers’ safety and security reasons. To minimize inconvenience, you are advised to check in or put these items in your checked baggage instead:
Please note that these items will be retrieved at the boarding gate by the local authorities and depending on local rules and regulations, the items may not be returned to you

2. What are the rules and charges for travelling with animals?
Ethiopian shall accepts only Dog or Cat into the cabin with limited number per compartment (2 in economy class and 1 in business class) with a box measuring dimensions not more than 55x40x20cms and does not exceed 8kgs including transport container, otherwise it should be loaded in belly.

3. Is baggage transferred when I’m on connecting Ethiopian airlines flights?
Yes, Ethiopian receives connecting passenger’s baggage from other airlines. If luggage of connecting passenger is not submitted by the delivering carrier such connecting passenger should be informed using a slip prepared for this purpose that their luggage is not delivered to Ethiopian and hence not to expect at final destination.

4. What is the baggage allowance for Dubai flights in Economy Class?
For business class two (2) pieces each weighing 7 kgs is acceptable free of charge.
For economy class one (1) piece with a maximum weight of 7 kgs is acceptable free of charge. In both cases the carry on baggage should be suitable for placement in the over-head rack or under the passenger’s seat. The three dimensions (L x W x H) shall not exceed (23 x 40 x 55 cm).

5. Can I carry firearms, weapons and ammunition in my baggage?
Ammunition, firearms, sharp knives and/or other security-restricted items belonging to passengers shall not be carried inside cabin and/or flight deck (cockpit), and passengers must declare such items at the time of check-in. All ammunition shall be carried in the aircraft hold as checked baggage only and with approval of concerned Security Authorities.

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