Dangerous Goods

dangerous goods

For your own safety and security and those of others on a flight international regulatory authorities have placed certain restrictions or prohibitions on the carriage of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods are item which are not suitable for carriage on an aircraft and may endanger the occupants onboard.

Dangerous goods must not be contained in your checked or carry on luggage, if you have any questions whether the goods are dangerous or not then contact Air Vanuatu before departure to discuss. BE SAFE!

For your own safety and security and those of others on a flight, international regulatory authorities have placed certain restrictions or prohibitions on the carriage of dangerous goods or hazardous material (HAZMAT). Dangerous goods are item which are not suitable for carriage on an aircraft and may endanger the occupants onboard.

Whether stowed in checked baggage, in your cabin baggage, or on yourself, the following items are prohibited to be carried on any Air Vanuatu flight:

  • briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices
  • gases whether flammable or non-flammable (including camping gas)
  • corrosives such as mercury wet cell batteries, acids, alkalis
  • explosives, fireworks and flares
  • Flammable solids - such as matches and articles which are easily ignited; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which on contact with water emit flammable gases, lighter fuel.
  • oxidising substances such as bleaching powder and peroxides
  • poisonous and infectious substances
  • radioactive materials
  • magnetised materials

Dangerous goods chart

Perfumes, hairsprays and any alcohol-containing medicines necessary during the journey which is no more than 0.5 litre or 0.5 kgs per items may be carried on board the flight.

Specific requirements exist for the carriage of camping stoves/fuel containers, firearms and any devices with petrol engines. Carriage of these items will require passengers to prepare the items or arrange documentation in advance of the travel date. It should be noted that most devices with petrol engines cannot be carried as checked or cabin baggage and must be consigned as cargo. If you are unsure whether you can take something on the aircraft, please check with Air 

Firearms and Ammunition

Firearms and Ammunition declared at check-in, may, with the approval of Air Vanuatu, be accepted under specific conditions. 

Once accepted for travel, Firearms and ammunition may be carried together in the customer's checked baggage, provided they are separated within that case or in separate case.

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Security Information:

All knives, sharp objects or cutting implements of any kind and any length, whether of metal or other material, knitting needles, and sporting goods, must be packed in your checked luggage. They cannot be carried in your cabin baggage or on your person. If they are, the articles will be removed and not returned.

Passengers carrying hypodermic needles will need to declare them at the screening point. Where possible documentation should be produced. Any medication should have a professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label affixed. It is also advisable to have a doctors letter stating the necessity of using such medication.

Air Vanuatu reserves the right to inspect all luggage before passenger/s are acceptanced for travel and will refuse uplift if the above terms and conditions are not met.