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Dangerous goods FAQs​​​

What are dangerous g​​oods?

These are items or substances that may endanger the health and safety of Passengers or Collaborators, aircraft structures, properties or baggage and/or the environment. 

If a Passenger is carryi​ng prohibited dangerous goods with them what should they do?

They must go to a cargo agency which has staff trained to accept dangerous goods. The agency will be responsible for packing, marking, ticketing and checking baggage.

Are sharp objects con​sidered dangerous goods?


Are all detergents dangerous goods? 

No, only those containing hypochlorite which is a highly corrosive substance.  

Are enamels and nail polish r​emover dangerous goods? 

Yes, because they are flammable liquids. 

Is paint a dangerous ​good? 

Oil based paints are considered as dangerous goods, water based paints are not. 

Is all magnetized material considered a dangero​us good?

No. However, all magnetic material has a maximum magnetic field sufficient to cause a compass deflection of more than 2 degrees at a distance of 2.1 meters from the surface of the assembled package. The intensity of the magnetic field of the compass produces a compass deviation of 2 degrees is 0.418 A/m (0.00525 Gauss).

The intensity of the magnetic field of the magnetized material should be measured with a magnetic compass which is sensitive enough to read any 2 degree variation, preferably in increments of 1 degree or less, or with a gaussmeter with sufficient sensitivity to measure magnetic fields greater than 0, 0005 gauss with a tolerance of plus or minus 5%, or by other equivalent means.

Can I fly with my oxygen concentr​​ator?

Passengers may travel with their own portable oxygen concentrator (POC) as long as they comply with the requirements and brands certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Learn more about the transport of oxygen concentrators​.

What is the amount of medicine​s or toiletries that can be transported in checked baggage?

The sum of all medicines and toiletries articles such as medicines with alcohol, perfumes, hair sprays, etc. that are not radioactive may not exceed 2 kg or 2 liters. 

What is the amount of liquor allowed per Passen​ger? 

There is no restriction on the amount of liquor provided it contains under 24% alcohol by volume. For 24% to 70% alcohol by volume 5 liters is allowed. Alcohol over 70% is not permitted. 

How much dry ice can I carr​y?

Up to 2.5 kilograms is allowed to cool perishable items, provided the packaging allows the release of carbon dioxide gas. The packaging must be marked with the words "dry ice" or "carbon dioxide solid" plus the amount.

Can I send a fridge as general cargo or do I have to s​end it as dangerous goods? 

Refrigerators are not subject to regulation if they contain less than 12 kilograms of gas or 12 liters of ammonia in solution.

Is the transportation of dental equipment allowe​d? 

Various dangerous goods can be found in dental equipment such as resins, solvents, radioactive materials and mercury. As such the transportation of these items is prohibited.

Is the transportation of 20 boxes of matches allowed in chec​ked baggage?

No this is not allowed. They are dangerous goods. A maximum of one book of safety matches is allowed in a passenger’s pocket. 

In cargo holds can radioactive material contaminate other cargo o​r baggage?

No. Radioactive materials should keep a distance between them, people and animals, but do not contaminate the cargo or baggage. 

If a conventional thermometer contains mercury why is allowed ​on board the aircraft? 

It is stipulated that every traveler can take a mercury thermometer as long as it is in a case or protective box.

Are lubricating oils for motors considered as dangerous goo​ds? 


Is glue considered a dangerous good?