Effective June 25, 2019 and until further notice and as per instruction of the Directorate of Civil Aviation, the attached Prohibited Items list will be applicable for all passenger and luggage screening checkpoints at Aruba Airport.
Attention all passengers traveling to the United States; Avoid Monetary Fines and flight delays – Declare All Food products to U.S. Customs & Border Protection - Aruba.
Edible items you brought or bought may be permissible to the United States but must be declared and inspected.
Additionally, declare any excursions to: the Donkey Sanctuary, Ostrich Farm, Philips Animal Garden or Horseback Riding. Your assistance will help to protect American Agriculture and her flora and fauna!
For further information visit www.CBP.gov or https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/travelers-int
** Regulations for permitted, restricted and prohibited items subject to change at any time.**
|SHARP OBJECTS||Carry-on||Checked luggage*|
|Ice axes/ice picks||No||Yes|
|Knives- except for plastic or round bladed butter knives||No||Yes|
|Razor type blades-such as utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge||No||Yes|
|Scissors-metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than 4 inches from pivot point||Yes||Yes|
|Crochet hooks & knitting needles||Yes||Yes|
|GUNS & FIREARMS**||Carry-on||Checked luggage|
|Firearms or parts of firearms including shell casings||No||No|
|Compressed Air Guns||No||Yes|
|Realistic replica of firearm||No||Yes|
|Axes & Hachets||No||Yes|
|Drills and Drill bits||No||Yes|
|Tools – greater than seven inches in length||No||Yes|
|Tools – seven inches or less in length||Yes||Yes|
|Screwdrivers – seven inches or less in length||Yes||Yes|
|Wrenches and pliers – seven inches or less in length||Yes||Yes|
|DISABLING CHEMICALS & OTHER DANGEROUS ITEMS||Carry-on||Checked luggage*|
|Chlorine for Pools and Spas||No||No|
|Small compressed CO² gas cartridges, 2 inside a life jacket and 2 spares||Yes||Yes|
|Fire extinguishers and other compressed gas cylinders||No||No|
|Spillable Batteries – except those in wheelchair||No||No|
|SPORTING GOODS||Carry-on||Checked luggage|
|Baseball / Cricket bats||No||Yes|
|Bows and Arrows||No||Yes|
|Hockey / Lacrosse sticks||No||Yes|
|MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE ITEMS||Carry-on||Checked luggage*|
|Martial Arts Weapons||No||Yes|
|Stun guns/Shocking devices||No||Yes|
|EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS||Carry-on||Checked luggage|
|Realistic replicas of explosives||No||No|
|FLAMMABLE ITEMS||Carry-on||Checked luggage|
|Flammable Aerosols (except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities)||No
(3-1-1 Rule apply)
|Strike anywhere matches||No||No|
|Turpentine and paint thinner||No||No|
|Realistic replicas of incendiaries||No||No|
|Other flammable liquids or gels||No||No|
|OTHER ITEMS||Carry-on||Checked luggage*|
|Gel shoe inserts – shoes constructed with gel heels are allowed and must be removed and screened||No||Yes|
|Non-flammable liquids, Non-flammable gels, Non-flammable aerosols||YES (3-1-1 rule apply)||YES ***|
|Snow globes and like decorations, regardless of amount of liquid inside||No||Yes|
|Flashlight – no longer than 7 inches||Yes||Yes|
Note: for cremated remains marked in red, if image is opaque, law enforcement needs to be notified.
Above list is not all-inclusive and the Head Security Officer may determine that an item, that does not appear on the Prohibited Items list, is prohibited or determine that an item on the Exemption List is dangerous and therefore not permitted for travel. This list is applicable at all Passenger and Luggage screening Checkpoints at Aruba Airport.
* Sharp objects in checked luggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to handlers
** Transport of Firearms, ammunition and other weapons is illegal and punishable by law, LEO notification required
*** Passengers shall consult their airline for specific requirements
|L-A-G (3-1-1- Rule)||REQUIREMENT|
|Liquids, aerosols a/o gels are permitted when packed in one clear transparent resealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag which may contain liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in containers of 3.4 oz. (100ml) capacity or less per container.
||The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the plastic bag must be completely closed/sealed and subjected to x-ray inspection separate from the passenger’s carry-on bag.
|MEDICATION, BABY FORMULA||REQUIREMENT|
|Medications (liquid, gels, and/or aerosol)
Liquids (to include juice) or gels for diabetic or other medical needs
Baby formula/milk (to include breast milk) and baby food/juice in containers if a baby or small child is traveling
|Passenger may have the items listed, but must declare them at the screening checkpoint if they are not contained in a clear transparent resealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag and/or are over 3.4 oz. (100 ml).
|DUTY FREE PURCHASES||REQUIREMENT|
|Duty free items (to include liquids, gels and/or aerosols) purchased inside the sterile area (i.e. behind the passenger screening check-point) are allowed to be carried into the cabin of the aircraft.
||Duty free items purchased in the main concession area have to be inserted into the hold luggage in the baggage reclaim area.
|Inorganic powders and granular material above 12 ounces used for F&B purposes, for cleaning and for Contractor purposes are allowed
||These items must undergo alternative screening procedures.
Hazardous Materials Reference Document
Screening Location Reference Sheet
Passengers and crew may carry some personal hazardous materials onboard aircraft in conformance with these exceptions.
This document is not all inclusive.
|Toiletries Non-radioactive medicinal and toilet articles, including aerosols. Examples: Flammable perfume, hairspray, nail polish and remover, rubbing alcohol, cough syrup, etc. Through the screening checkpoint, quantities of liquids, gels, and aerosols are limited to travel size (3.4 oz./100ml). For checked baggage, the quantity of HAZMAT may not exceed 2 kg (70 oz.) or 2 L (68 fl. oz.). Capacity of the containers may not exceed 0.5 kg (18 oz.) or 470 ml (16 fl. oz.).||Yes||Yes|
|Aerosols, non-toiletry Aerosols (non-flammable) with no subsidiary risk (for example, toxic) may be carried in checked baggage. These aerosols are included in the above quantity limits.||No||Yes|
|Self-defense One self-defense spray not exceeding 118 ml (4 fl. oz.) by volume that incorporates a positive means to prevent accidental discharge and does not contain more than 2% of Tear Gas (CS or CN) by weight may be carried in checked baggage.||No||Yes|
|Curling Iron (with flammable gas cartridge) One curling iron. Safety cover must be over heating element. No spare gas (butane) cartridges allowed.||Yes||Yes|
|Duty Free Vendors No quantity limits apply when the items are being carried through by a Duty Free Vendor representative.||Yes||N/A|
|Lighters Except for torch lighters and micro torches||Yes||Yes|
|Matches, safety(strike on cover, book) Matches for individual use* are allowed to be carried on one’s person—not in checked baggage. *Limit is 1 book of matches according to DOT/Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) interpretation. Strike-anywhere matches are forbidden in both accessible property and checked baggage.||Yes||No|
|Carbon dioxide cylinders for operating mechanical limbs Spare carbon dioxide cylinders may be carried to ensure an adequate supply for the journey.||Yes||Yes|
|Incubators, medical A transport incubator necessary to protect life or an organ preservation unit.||Yes||No|
|Medicines (non-radioactive) See “toiletries” above.||Yes||Yes|
|Mercury thermometer, small One small medical/clinical mercury thermometer for personal use, carried in a protective case. (Note related restriction below, “Mercury Barometer/Thermometer.”)||Yes||Yes|
|Oxygen Oxygen used during flight must be provided by the aircraft operator. Passengers, oxygen suppliers, and crewmembers may carry oxygen systems/canisters through the screening checkpoint.||Yes||No|
|Radioactive devices and medicine implanted, ingested, injected Human beings and animals may have implanted devices (heart pacemaker, etc.) containing radioactive materials and may have radiopharmaceuticals that have been ingested or injected into their bodies.||Yes||N/A|
|Wheelchair/mobility aid with non-spillable battery||Yes||Yes|
|Wheelchair/mobility aid with spillable battery||Yes||Yes|
|Alcoholic beverages Alcoholic beverages containing 24% or less alcohol are not restricted in checked baggage. Those containing more than 24%, but not more than 70% alcohol in retail packaging are limited to 5 L (1.3 gal.) per person and 5 L (1.3 gal.) per container in checked baggage. Those containing more than 70% alcohol (more than “140 proof”) may not be carried onboard passenger-carrying aircraft. Alcoholic beverages containing 70% or less alcohol are limited to travel-size containers (3.4 oz./100ml) through the screening checkpoint.||Yes||Yes|
|Ammunition, small arms Small arms ammunition (up to .75-caliber cartridges or any gauge shotgun shells) for personal use may be carried in checked baggage if securely packed in boxes or packaging specifically designed for carrying ammunition. No loaded firearms permitted in checked baggage.||No||Yes|
|Carbon dioxide cylinders in a self-inflating life jacketTwo carbon dioxide cylinders may be in the life jacket and two spare cylinders may be carried.Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dry ice (carbon dioxide, solid) Packages of dry ice must allow for the release of carbon dioxide gas. For accessible property and checked baggage, contact the aircraft operator if package is believed to contain greater than 5.5 lbs. of dry ice.||Yes||Yes|
|Heat-producing articles (diving lamps, portable soldering equipment, etc.) These are items that can generate extreme heat and may cause a fire if accidentally activated. The heat-producing component, the energy source (battery) must be disconnected to prevent unintentional functioning during transport.||Yes||No|
|Mercury barometer/thermometer A mercury barometer or thermometer is permitted in accessible property upon verification by a TSA STSO that the individual is a representative of a Government weather bureau or similar agency. (Note personal use exception above under “Mercury Thermometer, Small.”)||Yes||No|