​​​Security Regulations

AIG seeks to make your trip as safe and secure as possible in cooperation with different security service providers at QAIA, and in accordance with international, national and airport aviation security procedures and regulations.

Check in Points – Security Regulations
Before checking in for your flight, and for your own safety and security, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you own this baggage?
  2. Has anyone given you anything to carry
  3. Was your bag packed by anyone other than yourself?
  4. Could anyone has interfered with the bag since it was packed or left unattended
  5. Are you carrying any prohibited items or dangerous goods in your bag (all check-in baggage will be searched automatically to confirm that it does not contain any prohibited items)?

Security Check Regulations after Passport Control
After having your passport stamped, you will pass through the centralized security check-point.
All passengers and their belongings will be subject to a security check at this point. Make sure to follow the instructions below to prepare yourself for screening:

  • Place your mobile phone, laptop, keys, cameras, walking aids, lighters (only one is allowed per person), metal objects, and any heavy clothes (jackets, hats, heavy boots, gloves, scarves, etc) in a tray to go through the x-ray machine.​
  • If the Walk-Through Metal Detector (WTMD) produces an alarm while you are passing through it, you will be asked to check if you have any other metals on your person and to remove your belt and shoes, before going through the WTMD again. If the WTMD alarm goes off a second time, you will be searched manually.

  • You may carry containers of liquids and gels in your carry-on luggage, but each container shall not exceed 100 ml and all containers must fit into a 1-liter security plastic bag (one bag per passenger) or your liquids could be confiscated.
  •  All males and females will undergo a security check at the centralized check point. In the case that any individual refuses to be checked in public, there are isolated rooms for greater privacy.
  • Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.
  • If you are taking prescription medication or milk syringes with you, each item should be in its original container and you should carry the prescription with you. Baby milk must be declared at the security screening point.

Please refer to the directional instructions here to learn about QAIA's security regulations.

Prohibited Items and Dangerous Goods

Firearms, Guns and Weapons: Devices designed to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile or capable of being mistaken for such devices, including: Firearms of all types such as pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns; toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons; component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights); compressed air and CO2 guns, including pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns; signal flare pistols and starter pistols; bows, cross bows and arrows; harpoon guns and spear guns; and slingshots and catapults.


Stun Devices: Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including: Devices for shocking, such as stun guns (e.g. tasers) and stun batons; animal stunners and animal killers; and disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum spray, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.


Objects with Sharp Points or Sharp Edges: Objects with a sharp point or a sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including: Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers; ice axes and ice picks; razor blades and box cutters; knives with blades larger than 6 cm; scissors with blades larger than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum; martial arts equipment with sharp points or sharp edges; and swords and sabers.

Chemical and Toxic Substances: Any chemical or toxic substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew, or to the security/safety of aircraft or property.



Workers' Tools: Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including: Crowbars; drills and drill bits such as cordless portable power drills; tools with blades or shafts of more than 6 cm capable of being used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels; saws, including cordless portable power saws; blowtorches; and bolt guns and nail guns.


Blunt Instruments: Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including: Baseball and softball bats; clubs and batons such as Billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks; and martial arts equipment.


Explosives and Incendiary Substances and Devices: Explosive or incendiary substances or devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft, including: Ammunition; blasting caps; detonators and fuses; replica or imitation explosive devices; mines, grenades and other explosive military stores; pyrotechnics such as fireworks; smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.


Liquids, Aerosols and Gels: Liquids, aerosols and gels will be removed from the prohibited items list once technologies that can determine whether these substances are dangerous have been developed and deployed at airports. Until then, these items will be considered as prohibited materials.

* Acceptable liquids, aerosols and gels must be in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 mL (or its equivalent) and should be contained in one transparent plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 L (or its equivalent). The contents of the plastic bag should fit comfortably, and the bag should be completely closed. Exemptions may be made for medications, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements.