Restricted Items

Please note!

  • Any other items which are deemed security hazards by local law.
  • Any other items that resemble or have similar functions to this items.
  • 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.

In order to guarantee our passengers, crew, and aircraft, transport of certain items either in checked baggage or in your carry-on baggage is not permitted. It is crucial to inform and pack appropriately before your journey. Therefore, you need to be fully aware of yourself before your departure. Here you’ll find an overview of the hazardous materials allowed in different types of baggage during transportation. 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 the U.S.A. then we suggest checking www.tsa.gov website for detailed information.



Batteries - Spare Lithium Batteries > 100 WH & ≤ 160 W

Spare Lithium Batteries greater than 100-watt hour (2 g) & less than or equal to 160-watt hour (Maximum two)


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
No

Batteries - Lithium Batteries > 160 WH

Lithium Batteries greater than 160-watt hour(Must be presented & carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.)


Needs
Approval

Batteries – Spare Lithium Batteries ≤ 100 WH

Spare Lithium Batteries less than or equal to 100-watt hour (2 g)


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
No

Batteries - Lithium Batteries > 100 WH & ≤ 160 WH

Lithium Batteries greater than 100-watt hour (2 g) & less than or equal to 160-watt hour which are in equipment


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
Yes

Batteries

Devices with spillable batteries


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Batteries - Lithium Batteries ≤ 100 WH

Lithium Batteries less than or equal to 100-watt hour (2 g) which are in equipment


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
Yes

Etiologic agents


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Gasses

Flammable, non-flammable, deeply refrigerated and poisonous such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Poisons and infectious substances

Such as insecticides, weed killers and live virus materials.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Oxidizing materials

such as bleaching powder, and peroxides.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Radioactive materials


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Corrosive materials

Such as acids, alkalis, mercury, and wet cell batteries


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Knives

Including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Liquids

Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter or heating fuels, matches, paints, thinners, firelighters.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Weapons

Such as whips, nan-chakus, baton, or stun gun


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Power banks

Watt-hour rating is not exceeding 160Wh and maximum two


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
No

Weapons

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


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Sporting equipment

such as baseball/cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, billiard cues


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Other dangerous articles

Such as magnetized materials, offensive or irritating materials as listed in the IATA Dangerous Articles Regulations.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Aerosols

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


Carry-on
Yes
Check-in
Yes

Briefcases and security

Attaché cases with installed alarm devices; or incorporative lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Trionic briefcases

Similar to normal briefcases from outside


Carry-on
No
Check-in
No

Mace canisters

Similar to cigarette lighters and sprays.


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Baby strollers


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes

Sharp Objects

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


Carry-on
No
Check-in
Yes
Traveling with extra baggage? Ethiopian Airlines has you covered. Explore our options for additional baggage allowance and ensure a seamless journey. Click to learn more and pack without limits!
Extra baggage
Traveling with extra baggage? Ethiopian Airlines has you covered. Explore our options for additional baggage allowance and ensure a seamless journey. Click to learn more and pack without limits!
Extra baggage

  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.

  1. What are the rules and charges for travelling with animals?

Ethiopian shall accept 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 1. What is the free baggage allowance for my flight?

If you are traveling in Economy class piece system 2 pieces 23kg each and C-9 3pieces 23kg each or 2 pieces 32kg each.

Note that some weight system depends on the routes where you are traveling.

2. How much weight can I carry for my checked baggage?

It depends on the route and class if you are traveling in Economy class piece system 2 pieces 23kg each and C-9 3pieces 23kg each or 2 pieces 32kg each.

 3. What are the dimensions allowed for my carry-on luggage?

 (55cmx40cmx20cm)

4. Can I bring additional items like a laptop bag or a purse as hand luggage?

 Its possible to have the below Items on addition to carry-on luggage: -

1 Laptop, books, purse, 1iPad/1 phone but the maximum weight should not exceed 3kg.

5.Are there any restrictions on the number of bags I can check-in for free?

Economy class 2bags and business class 2/3bags

  1. What is Ethiopian Airlines' allowed size and weight for carry-on baggage in Economy class?

In Economy class with Ethiopian Airlines, passengers are allowed 1 piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg and a maximum dimensions equal to 23 x 40 x 55 (cm) .

  1. What is the carry-on baggage allowance for Business class passengers with Ethiopian Airlines?

Business class passengers with Ethiopian Airlines are allowed 2 pieces of hand luggage, each weighing a maximum of 7 kg.

  1. Can I bring personal items in addition to my carry-on baggage on Ethiopian Airlines?

Yes, Ethiopian Airlines allows personal accessories in addition to the specified carry-on baggage allowance in both Economy and Business class.

  1. Are there restrictions on the types of items I can bring in my carry-on bag with Ethiopian Airlines?

Ethiopian Airlines, like other airlines, may have restrictions on carrying liquids, gels, and certain hazardous items in carry-on bags. Familiarize yourself with Ethiopian Airlines' specific policies.

  1. Can I bring food on board in my carry-on bag with Ethiopian Airlines?

Generally, you can bring snacks and non-liquid food items in your carry-on bag with Ethiopian Airlines, adhering to their specified policies.

  1. What happens if my carry-on bag exceeds the size or weight limit with Ethiopian Airlines?

If your carry-on bag exceeds the specified size or weight limit with Ethiopian Airlines, you may be subject to additional fees, or you may need to check the bag.

  1. Is there a difference in carry-on allowances for different classes of service with Ethiopian Airlines?

Yes, there is a difference. Business class passengers with Ethiopian Airlines have a higher allowance, with 2 pieces of hand luggage weighing 7 kg each, compared to Economy class.


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