Hand luggage restrictions at Queen Alia International Airport

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1. Overview

There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding an aircraft at Queen Alia International Airport.

Disclaimer: The information below is based on security officers'  assessment and security procedures and can be amended without prior notice.

All items confiscated by the concerned security authority during the security screening process are disposed of according to their procedures and cannot be retrieved by passengers.

Hand luggage allowances

Check with your airline how many and what size bags you can take on the plane with you.

Taking liquids through security

There are restrictions on the amount of liquids you can take in your hand luggage. If possible, pack liquids in your hold baggage (luggage that you check in).

Liquids include:

  • all drinks, including water
  • liquid or semi-liquid foods, e.g. soup, jam, honey and syrups
  • cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss
  • sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • pastes, including toothpaste
  • gels, including hair and shower gel
  • contact lens solution
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency such as Soil, clay and others.
  • Tobacco /molasses

If you do take liquids in your hand luggage:

  • containers must hold no more than 100ml
  • containers must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a liter and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm
  • contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed
  • the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
  • you're limited to 1 plastic bag per person
  • you must show the bag at the airport security point

Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally can't go through security even if the container is only part full. There are some exemptions.


You can take liquid containers larger than 100ml through security if they:

all the above are allowed to be carried with quantity that is enough for the flight duration.

You can also take liquids bought at an airport or on a plane (e.g. duty free) through security if:

  • the items are sealed inside a security bag when you buy them
  • the receipt for the items is sealed in the security bag and visible

You must not open the security bag until you reach your final destination. Airport staff may need to open the items to screen the liquid at the security point.

Additional security measures are applied to US and UK flights, please refer to the TSA/USA or DFT/UK instructions for further information.



Liquid restrictions outside Jordan

Countries outside Jordan might have different rules on carrying liquids as a transit or transfer passenger. You should check these rules with the relevant airlines and airports before travelling.


You can only carry 1 lighter on board. You should put it inside a resealable plastic bag (like the ones used for liquids), which you must keep on you throughout the flight. You can't:

  • put it in your hold luggage
  • put it in your hand luggage after screening





2. Baby food and baby milk

When travelling with a baby you're allowed to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilized water for the journey. In some cases this will be over 100ml.

Airport staff might need to open the containers to screen the liquids at the security point.

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Breast milk, formula milk, cow's milkYesYes
Sterilized water for the babyYes (must be in a baby bottle)Yes
Soya milk for babiesYesYes
Baby foodYesYes

3. Personal items

Musical instruments

Contact your airline before you book if you want to travel with a large musical instrument. You may need to make special arrangements, such as buying an extra seat.

Musical instruments will be screened separately.

Mobility aids

Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are usually allowed in the cabin, but will need to be security screened first.

For battery-powered wheelchairs or mobility aids check with your airline first.


Other personal items

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Knife NoYes (check with your airline)
scissors NoYes
Round-ended/blunt scissorsNoYes
Fixed-cartridge razor blades (disposable razor)YesYes
Nail clippers/nail fileNoYes
Knitting needlesNoYes
Sewing needleNoYes
Walking stick/cane, walking aidYesYes
Safety matchesYesNo
Non-safety matchesNoNo
Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics, including party poppers and toy capsNoNo
Cigarette lighterNo, but you can put a lighter in a plastic liquids bag and keep it on your person carry on luggageNo
Contact lens solutionYes (up to 100ml)Yes
Lithium Batteries Check with Your AirlinesNo



4. Essential medicines and medical equipment

Essential medicines, including inhalers and liquid dietary foodstuffs

You're allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand luggage, but you need supporting documentation from a relevant medical professional (e.g. a letter from your doctor or a copy of your prescription). The same applies for gel packs.

Airport staff might need to open the containers to screen the liquids at the security point.

Essential medical equipment

You can take medical equipment with you if it's essential for your journey.

The equipment is screened separately and you must show documentation from a qualified medical professional, such as a letter from your doctor.

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Tablets and capsulesYesYes
Essential liquid medicinesYes (over 100ml if screened successfully)Yes
Hypodermic syringesYesYes
Cooling gel packsYes (if screened successfully)Yes
Medical equipment (e.g. CPAP and TENS machines)YesYes
Oxygen cylindersContact your airlineContact your airline



5. Electronic devices and electrical items

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Mobile phoneYesYes
Tablet devicesYesYes
MP3 playerYesYes
Hairdryer or straightenersYesYes
Camera and camera equipmentYesYes
Travel ironYesYes
Electric shaverYesYes
Water heater with electrical outletsNoYes
Electronic cigarettes (not allowed to enter Jordan with instructions from the Ministry of Health)yesNo
Heating devices with power outletNoYes

Ropes and wires with extended length



Flying to and from Jordan

Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel. If your device doesn't switch on when requested, you won't be allowed to take it onto the aircraft.

Batteries for your device

There are restrictions on lithium cells and batteries[Ga1]  for items such as laptops, cameras and mobile phones. Check with your airline before you travel.

Gas-powered hair curlers

You can take hair curlers containing a gas cartridge in checked or hand luggage as long as the safety cover is fitted at all times. You must not take separate gas cartridges on board.



6. Sports equipment

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Sports parachuteNoYes
Bat, racquet or sports stickNoYes
Snooker, pool or billiard cueNoYes
Golf clubsNoYes
Walking/hiking polesNoYes
Fishing rodNoYes
Firearms (including replica firearms)NoNo (Check Country regulations first)
Harpoon or spear gunNoNo (Check Country regulations first)
CrossbowNoNo (Check Country regulations first)
Martial arts equipment (including knuckledusters, clubs, Batons, rice flails and nun chucks)NoNo (Check Country regulations first)
Diving equipmentCheck with your airline before you travelCheck with your airline before you travel
Ropes and wires with extended length NoYes



7. Work tools

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Tool with a blade or shaft (e.g. chisel)NoYes
Drill and drill bitsNoYes
Stanley knifeNoYes
Saw (including portable power saw)NoYes
Wrench or spannerNoYes
Bolt gun or nail gunNoYes


Ropes and wires with extended length


8. Chemicals and toxic substances

You can't take any of these items as hand luggage or in the hold:

  • oxidizers and organic peroxides, including bleach and car body repair kits
  • acids and alkalis (e.g. 'wet' batteries with leaking risk)
  • corrosives or bleaching agents (including mercury and chlorine)
  • vehicle batteries and fuel systems
  • self-defense or disabling sprays (e.g. mace, pepper spray)
  • radioactive materials (including medicinal or commercial isotopes)
  • poisons or toxic substances (e.g. rat poison)
  • biological hazards (e.g. infected blood, bacteria, viruses)
  • materials that could spontaneously combust (burst into flames)
  • fire extinguishers



9. Ammunition

You can't take any guns or firearms (including air rifles and starting pistols) as hand luggage. You may be able to take them as hold luggage - check with your airline and country regulations before you travel.

You can't take any of these items as hand luggage or in the hold:

  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • imitation explosive devices (including replica or model guns)
  • mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and pyrotechnics
  • smoke canisters
  • smoke cartridges
  • dynamite
  • gunpowder
  • plastic explosives (including black powder and percussion caps)
  • flares
  • hand grenades
  • gun cigarette lighters

10. Other materials

It is prohibited to transfer the Antiquities/ archaeological materials, coal /charcoal and specific plants, whom considered a national treasuries, such as olive trees, black iris and malool “a type of oak", reference to on instructions by the Ministry of Agriculture.