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Dangerous goodS

This section provides information on which items are considered as dangerous goods, and which ones are restricted on board and in your luggage.

Dangerous & Restricted goods

  • Ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles as well as flares and fireworks.
  • Disabling devices such as mace and pepper spray containing an irritant or incapacitation substance.
  • Security type 'attaché cases', cash boxes, cash bags incorporating dangerous goods such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material.
  • Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person, or radiopharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of a medical treatment
  • Safety matches or a cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas. 
  • Lighter fuel and lighter refills.
  • 'Strike anywhere' matches. 
  • Personal mobility devices such as air wheel, solo wheel, hover board, mini-Segway and balance wheel. Exception: Powered mobility aids such as wheel chairs are allowed. 

Note : One small packet of safety matches or a cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, may be carried on one’s person for that person’s own use. They are however not permitted in checked nor hand baggage.

More information

In case of doubt about the acceptance of any item, please contact your local Air Mauritius office.

For all matters concerning your flight or our conditions of carriage, please feel free to consult our Conditions of Carriage

  • Ammunition (cartridges for weapons) securely packaged (in Division 1.4S, UN0012 or UN0014 only) not exceeding 5 kg (11 lb) gross weight per person for their own use, excluding ammunition containing explosive or incendiary projectiles. Allowances for more than one passenger must not be combined. Special import regulations may apply in your destination country.
  • Camping stoves and fuel combustible containers which contained a flammable liquid may be transported provided that the same tank and/or container has been completely emptied of all the combustible liquid and that measures have been taken to eliminate the danger.

Wheelchairs or other battery-powered mobility devices with spillable batteries.

All wheelchairs or other mobility devices powered by non-spillable batteries are accepted if:  

  • the battery is disconnected,
  • the battery terminal is isolated to avoid accidental short circuits,
  • the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid.

Wheelchairs/mobility aids with gel batteries do not require battery disconnection, as long as it is well isolated to avoid the risk of short circuits.

For more information, please contact us, or view our Conditions of Carriage.

  • Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons
  • Mercury barometer or thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency
  • No more than two spare lithium or lithium ion cells or batteries for consumer electronic devices. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits
  • Fuel cell systems, and spare fuel cartridges powering portable electronic devices (for example, cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders)
  • Portable Electronic Devices (Including Medical Devices) containing Batteries 

Portable electronic devices

Whether they are carried by passengers or crew for personal use, portable electronic devices should be carried in your carry-on baggage. 

These portable electronic devices include:

1) Medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POCs)
2) Personal electronic devices such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and batteries

Avoid possible short circuits by individually protecting the batteries in their original packaging or by taping the exposed terminals. You can also store them separately in a plastic bag or protective pouch, allowing you to carry them in your carry-on baggage.

Below take knowledge of the conditions subjected to lithium batteries: 

(a) Each installed or spare battery must not exceed: 

1. For lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content of not more than 2 g; or 

2. For lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating of not more than 100 Wh.

(b) All items containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries for the supply of energy, such as power banks, are only permitted in carry-on baggage. These items must be individually protected to avoid short circuits by placing them in the original packaging, by taping the terminals or placing each battery separately in a plastic bag or protective pouch;  

(c) Electronic cigarettes containing lithium batteries are permitted in carry-on baggage only. 

  • Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg (5 lb) per passenger when used to pack perishables, not subject to the Dangerous Goods Regulations, in checked baggage or hand baggage, provided the package permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Operator approval is required. Dry ice in checked baggage must be marked « dry ice » or « carbon dioxide, solid » with the indication that the net weight is 2.5 kg or less
  • Avalanche rescue backpack, one (1) per passenger, equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing less than 200 mg net of Division 1.4S and less than 250 mg of compressed gas in Division 2.2. The backpack must be packed so it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

  • Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a porous material and intended for transport, at low temperatures, of non-dangerous products are not subject to these regulations provided the design of the insulated packaging would not allow the build-up of pressure within the container and would not permit the release of any refrigerated liquid nitrogen irrespective of the orientation of the insulated packaging. 
  • Non-flammable gas cylinder fitted into a life jacket containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2, up to two (2) small cylinders per passenger, and up to two (2) spare cartridges. 
  • Oxygen or air gaseous, small cylinders required for medical use. 
  • Aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use.

  • Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (including aerosols) such as hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol. The total net quantity of these articles must not exceed 2 kg (4.4 lb) or 2 litres (4 pints), and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg (1 lb) or 0.5 litre (1 pint). Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of content.
  • Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packaging, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 litres, with a total net quantity per person of 5 litres. 
  • Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders worn for the operation of mechanical limbs and spare cylinders of a similar size to ensure adequate supply for the duration of the journey. 
  • Consumer electronic devices containing lithium or lithium ion cells or batteries, such as watches, calculating machines, cameras, cellular phones, lap-top computers, camcorders, when carried by passengers or crew for personal use. 
  • Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew member, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. They may not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for hair curlers are not permitted in hand baggage or checked baggage. 
  • Medical or clinical thermometer, which contains mercury, one (1) per passenger for personal use and must be in a protective case. 

More information

To find out more about our conditions of carriage for baggage, please feel free to consult our Conditions of Carriage or contact your local Air Mauritius office.