Hand luggage restrictions at Queen Alia International Airport

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.

"During security screening, all confiscated items are subject to disposal per procedure 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
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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
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Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally can’t go through security even if the container is only part full. There are some exemptions.

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
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  • the receipt for the items is sealed in the security bag and visible
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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.

Lighters

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
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  • put it in your hand luggage after screening
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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.

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Breast milk, formula milk, cow’s milk

Yes

Yes

Sterilized water for the baby

Yes (must be in a baby bottle)

Yes

Soya milk for babies

Yes

Yes

Baby food

Yes

Yes

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

 

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Corkscrew

No

Yes

Spoon

Yes

Yes

Knife

No

Yes (check with your airline)

scissors

No

Yes

Round-ended/blunt scissors

No

Yes

Fixed-cartridge razor blades (disposable razor)

Yes

Yes

Nail clippers/nail file

No

Yes

Tweezers

No

Yes

Knitting needles

No

Yes

Sewing needle

No

Yes

Umbrella

Yes

Yes

Walking stick/cane, walking aid

Yes

Yes

Pushchair

Yes

Yes

Wheelchair

Yes

Yes

Safety matches

Yes

No

Non-safety matches

No

No

Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics, including party poppers and toy caps

No

No

Cigarette lighter

No, but you can put a lighter in a plastic liquids bag and keep it on your person carry on luggage

No

Contact lens solution

Yes (up to 100ml)

Yes

Lithium Batteries

Check with Your Airlines

No

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Tablets and capsules

Yes

Yes

Essential liquid medicines

Yes (over 100ml if screened successfully)

Yes

Hypodermic syringes

Yes

Yes

Inhalers

Yes

Yes

Cooling gel packs

Yes (if screened successfully)

Yes

Medical equipment (e.g. CPAP and TENS machines)

Yes

Yes

Oxygen cylinders

Contact your airline

Contact your airline

 

 

 

 

5. Electronic devices and electrical items

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Mobile phone

Yes

Yes

Laptop

Yes

Yes

Tablet devices

Yes

Yes

MP3 player

Yes

Yes

Hairdryer or straighteners

Yes

Yes

Camera and camera equipment

Yes

Yes

Travel iron

Yes

Yes

Electric shaver

Yes

Yes

Water heater with electrical outlets

No

Yes

Electronic cigarettes (not allowed to enter Jordan with instructions from the Ministry of Health)

No

Yes

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 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

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Sports parachute

No

Yes

Bat, racquet or sports stick

No

Yes

Snooker, pool or billiard cue

No

Yes

Golf clubs

No

Yes

Darts

No

Yes

Walking/hiking poles

No

Yes

Fishing rod

No

Yes

Catapult

No

Yes

Firearms (including replica firearms)

No

No (Check Country regulations first)

Harpoon or spear gun

No

No (Check Country regulations first)

Crossbow

No

No (Check Country regulations first)

Martial arts equipment (including knuckledusters, clubs, Batons, rice flails and nun chucks)

No

No (Check Country regulations first)

Diving equipment

Check with your airline before you travel

Check with your airline before you travel

 

 

 

7. Work tools

 

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Tool with a blade or shaft (e.g. chisel)

No

Yes

Drill and drill bits

No

Yes

Stanley knife

No

Yes

Saw (including portable power saw)

No

Yes

Screwdriver

No

Yes

Hammer

No

Yes

Pliers

No

Yes

Wrench or spanner

No

Yes

Bolt gun or nail gun

No

Yes

Crowbar

No

Yes

Blowtorch

No

Yes

 

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
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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
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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.