Effective June 10, 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 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|
|Aerosol – unless under 3.4 oz||No||No|
|Strike anywhere matches||No||No|
|Turpentine and paint thinner||No||No|
|Realistic replicas of incendiaries||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 liquid, gel, or aerosol in 3 oz or smaller container, Conform the 3-1-1 criteria||Yes||Not Applicable|
|Flammable liquid, gel or aerosol paint||No||No|
|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
|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.