Banned and Restricted items
Ensuring the safety of all travelling with us is our priority. Hazardous items and substances pose a serious threat to everyone onboard. Make sure your cabin or checked-in bags do not have any of the items mentioned below.
|Not allowed in hand baggage||Not allowed in checked-in or hand baggage|
Certain items can be carried only with advance approval, according to policies of Air India, interlining carriers and local regulations.
- Battery-powered wheelchairs with spillable/non-spillable batteries
- Dry ice
- Portable medical electronic devices
- Lithium battery-powered self-balancing devices. Read more about dangerous good and restricted items.
MacBook Pro laptops
Apple Inc. issued an advisory to revoke the carriage of a certain number of old-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. The sale of restricted stock was stated as primarily sold between Sep 2015 and Feb 2017. This was done due to a possible overheating issue of the battery while in use. However, not all 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold within the period are restricted for carriage. Travellers can get their laptops verified using the serial number on the Apple support website. Please visit the DGCA website for further information.
- You can carry batteries for an electronic device in your hand baggage.
- Spare batteries (including ion cells or batteries) for portable electronic devices must be carried as checked-in luggage only.
- For lithium metal batteries, the lithium content must not be more than 2 grams.
- The Watt-hour rating must be a maximum of 100 Wh for lithium-ion batteries.
- Devices kept as a power source can be considered spare batteries and must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. A passenger can travel with a maximum of 20 spare batteries.
Restrictions on carriage of satellite phones
There is a restrction of carrying satellite phones (Thuraya and Iridium) to/from and within India without specific permission from Department of Telecommunication.