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General Security Information and Notices

1. How to pass through the security check quickly:

1. Before you travel, search common regulation guidelines related to civil aviation safety. Then, adhere to them.

 

2. Do not carry articles prohibited by civil aviation in carry-on and checked baggage.

 

3. If you need to carry oversized or overweight articles, consult the airline in advance.

 

4. Prepare your boarding pass and valid travel documents (consistent with those used to book your ticket), and present it for inspection.

 

5. Before you proceed with the carry-on baggage inspection, take out any laptops, umbrellas, power banks and liquid items from your baggage. These will need to be checked separately by X-ray machine.

 

6. Before proceeding to the body inspection, take out any belongings that are metallic (such as mobile phones, keys, watches, cigarettes, and coins), and put them in your baggage or basket for inspection.

 

7. If you have any questions, call Shenzhen Baoan International Airport Service number (Tel: 0755-23456789) before your trip.

 

2. What are valid travel documents?

According to Civil Aviation Security Administration Regulations issued by CAAC, valid travel documents include:

 

For residents of mainland China: identity card, interim identity card, passport, military officer card, civilian cadre card, compulsory soldier certificate, sergeant card, civilian staff card, employee card, armed police officer card, armed police soldier certificate, seaman card

 

For residents of Hong Kong and Macao: mainland travel permit for Hong Kong and Macao residents

 

For residents of Taiwan: mainland travel permit for Taiwan residents

 

For foreign passengers: passport, foreigner’s diplomatic certificate issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, permanent resident ID card for foreigners, other valid boarding identity cards permitted by the civil aviation administration

 

For residents in mainland China under the age of 16: birth certificate, residence booklet, student card or identity certificate issued by the local police station where the household registration is located

 

3. What are considered liquid items?

Liquid items are any items in the form of liquids, gels, or aerosols.

 

These include but are not limited to: water and other beverages, soups, syrups, stews, sauces, packaged foods or soups, ointments, lotions, cosmetics, and oils; perfumes, sprays, hair gels, bath gels, glue, high-pressure canned items such as shaving foam or other foams, some deodorants (such as aerosols), tooth paste, lip gloss, lipstick, or any other items with a liquid-like denseness at room temperature.

 

4. Which articles are prohibited by civil aviation authorities in carry-on and checked baggage?

1. Weapons or any major components of weapons (such as guns).

 

Devices that discharge ammunition (including projectiles and other objects) designed to cause serious injury or articles which may be mistaken for such devices. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Military guns and guns for official duties such as: pistols, rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, and riot guns

 

b) Civilian guns such as: air rifles, shotguns, sports guns, and tranquilizer rifles

 

c) Other firearms such as: prop guns, starter pistols, ball bearing guns, guns imported from abroad, or any other illegal firearm

 

d) Replicas of the above items

 

2. Explosives or incendiary substances and devices

 

Explosives or incendiary devices or substances capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of the aircraft or articles which may be mistaken for such devices or substances. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Ammunition, such as: bombs, grenades, flares, incendiaries, smoke shells, signal flares, tear bombs, gas bombs, and bullets (lead pellets, blank ammunition, and training projectiles)

 

b) Blasting materials and accessories, such as: dynamite, blasting caps, exploders, detonators, fuses, detonating cords, and blasting agents

 

c) Pyrotechnics, such as: fireworks, smoke cakes, firecrackers, and display shells

 

d) Replicas of the above items

 

3. Controlled devices

 

Controlled devices that can cause serious injury or pose great hazards to air transport safety and order. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Controlled knives, such as: daggers (single-edged, double-edged, or multi-edged knives with handles, guards, and fullers and having a point angle of less than 60 degrees), striking knives (machining tools with three cutting edges), switchblades, or automatic knives with self-locking devices, other single-edged, double-edged and three-edged knives of similar types (with blades of more than 150 mm and a point angle of less than 60 degrees) and other single-edged, double-edged, and multi-edged knives of various types with blades of more than 220 mm and a point angle of over 60 degrees.

 

b) Police tools, such as: batons, stun sticks, daggers for military or police use, handcuffs, thumb cuffs, fetters, and tear gas launchers

 

c) Other controlled devices as prescribed by national laws and regulations, such as crossbows

 

4. Dangerous goods

 

Dangerous goods that can cause serious injury or pose great hazards to air transport safety and order. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Compressed and liquefied gas, such as: hydrogen, methane, ethane, butane, natural gas, ethylene, propylene, acetylene (soluble in solvents), carbon monoxide, liquefied petroleum gas, freon, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water gas, lighter fuel, and lighter liquefied gas

 

b) Spontaneously combustible substances, such as: yellow phosphorous, white phosphorous, nitrocellulose (including films), and oil paper, and its products

 

c) Substances flammable when wet, such as: metal potassium, sodium, lithium, calcium carbide (acetylene stones), and magnesium-aluminum powder

 

d) Flammable liquids, such as: gasoline, kerosene, diesel oil, benzene, ethanol (alcohol), acetone, ether, paint, thinner, rosin oil, and products containing flammable solvents

 

e) Flammable solids, such as: red phosphorus, flash powder, solid alcohol, celluloid, and blowing agents

 

f) Oxidants and organic peroxides, such as: potassium permanganate, potassium chlorate, sodium peroxide, potassium peroxide, lead peroxide, peracetic acid, and hydrogen peroxide

 

g) Toxic substances, such as: cyanide, arsenic, highly toxic pesticides, and other highly toxic chemicals

 

h) Corrosive substances, such as: sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, and mercury (hydrargyrum)

 

i) Radioactive materials, such as: radioactive isotopes

 

5. Other items

 

Other items that can cause serious injury or pose great hazards to air transport safety and order. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Infectious pathogens, such as: hepatitis B virus, anthrax bacillus, mycobacterium tuberculosis, and HIV

 

b) Kindling materials (including all types of ignition devices), such as: lighters, matches, cigarette lighters, and magnesium rods (flints)

 

c) Power banks and lithium batteries over 160 Wh (lithium batteries used in electric wheelchairs are governed by a different set of rules)

 

d) Alcoholic beverages that contain more than 70% alcohol by volume

 

e) Highly magnetized materials, objects with irritating odors or are likely to cause panic among passengers, and objects with indeterminable properties that are likely to cause danger.

 

6. Other articles whose carriage is forbidden by national laws, administrative regulations, and rules

 

 

5. What articles may be packed in checked baggage within the limitations?

 

1. Articles that are prohibited in carry-on baggage but can be carried in checked baggage:

 

(1) Sharp instruments

 

Instruments with sharp edges or sharp points that are made of metal or other material with the capability to cause serious injury. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Knives for home use (with blades over 6 cm), such as: kitchen knives, fruit knives, scissors, cutter knives, and paper knives

 

b) Knives for professional use (with blades of any length), such as: scalpels, butcher knives, carving knives, planer tools, and milling cutters

 

c) Broadswords, spears, swords and halberds used in martial arts performances

 

2. Blunt instruments

 

Instruments without sharp edges or sharp points that are made of metal or other material with the capability to cause serious injury. These include but are not limited to:

 

Sticks (including telescopic sticks and nunchakus), bats, cues, cricket rackets, hockey sticks, golf clubs, trekking poles, ski poles, and brass knuckles

 

3. Others

 

Other items that can cause serious injury or pose great hazards to air transport safety and order. These include but are not limited to:

 

a) Tools, such as: drills (including drill bits), chisels, awls, saws, bolt guns, nail guns, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, welding torches, wrenches, axes, hatchets (fire axes), Vernier calipers, ice axes, and ice picks

 

b) Other items, such as: darts, slingshots, bows, arrows, self-defense buzzers and stunners, mace, tear gas, pepper or capsicum sprays, acid sprays and animal repellent, and sprays that are not governed by national regulations.

 

2. Articles permitted in carry-on or checked baggage are subject to certain conditions:

 

(1) Articles permitted in carry-on baggage are subject to certain conditions but can be carried in checked baggage:

 

a) For passengers taking international or regional flights, liquids should be placed in containers with a capacity of no more than 100 mL each if carried in carry-on baggage. Containers holding liquids should be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 L. Each passenger is permitted to carry on only one such bag and should have other such bags checked in.

 

b) For passengers taking domestic flights, liquids are prohibited in carry-on baggage. These do not include cosmetics, tooth paste, or shaving cream for personal use during air travel.

 

Cosmetics for personal use during air travel must meet these requirements: only one can be carried of each type; they should be placed in containers with a capacity of no more than 100 mL each; they are subject to being opened for inspection.

 

Toothpaste and shaving cream for personal use during air travel must meet these requirements: only one can be carried of each type and each should not exceed 100 g (mL).

 

For passengers who transfer from international or regional flights to domestic flights in the controlled areas of the same airports, the duty-free liquids they carry in their carry-on baggage from abroad must meet three requirements: shopping vouchers should be displayed, they should be packed in sealed tamper-evident transparent plastic bags and they should be screened before they can continue to be carried in carry-on baggage. If passengers leave the controlled areas when transferring to domestic flights, the duty-free liquids they take from abroad in carry-on baggage should be checked in.

 

c) Liquid milk products required by infants and liquid medicine required by patients with diabetes or other diseases can only be packed in carry-on baggage after being screened.

 

d) Liquids purchased or obtained in the controlled areas of airports or onboard aircraft can be placed in carry-on baggage until passengers leave the controlled areas.

 

2. Articles that are prohibited in carry-on baggage but can be carried in checked baggage are subject to certain conditions.

 

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in carry-on baggage but can be carried as checked baggage subject to the following conditions:

 

a) They must have clearly identifiable markers and must be in retail packaging, with each container not exceeding 5 L.

 

b) There is no limitation to the quantity of alcoholic beverages which contain less than 24 percent alcohol by volume.

 

c) The maximum quantity of alcoholic beverages containing over 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume is 5 L per passenger.

 

3. Articles that are prohibited in checked baggage and are subject to certain conditions when packed in carry-on baggage:

 

Power banks and lithium batteries are not permitted in checked baggage and are subject to the following conditions when packed in carry-on baggage (lithium batteries used in electric wheelchairs are governed by a different set of rules):

 

a) They must have clearly identifiable markers with an energy rating of not more than 100 Wh.

 

b) Approval of individual airlines is required for power banks and lithium batteries with an energy rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. No more than 2 pieces are permitted per person.

 

c). Other articles whose carriage is restricted by national laws, administrative regulations and rule.

 

 

6. How can electronic devices with lithium batteries be carried?

 

Lithium batteries may cause air transport accidents if not properly transported. To ensure your safety, please observe the relevant regulations when carrying lithium batteries or any electrical equipment containing lithium batteries. Please pay attention to the following points:

 

(1) Place any equipment containing lithium batteries (digital cameras, camcorders, walkie-talkies, electric shavers, etc.) in your carry-on baggage, not in checked baggage.

 

(2) Install the battery in the equipment and take precautions to prevent the equipment from being accidentally powered on.

 

(3) If you carry a spare battery, take measures to prevent the spare battery from short-circuiting. For example: glue the exposed electrodes or place each cell in a plastic or protective bag.

(The above content comes from the Civil Aviation Security Administration Regulations and its attachments "List of Articles Prohibited in Carry-on and Checked Baggage" and "List of Articles Limited in Carry-on and Checked Baggage".)