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.


  • Pasteurized/Hard Cheese
  • Seafood
  • Poultry (cooked)
  • Bananas
  • Bakery Items without pork/beef
  • Consume meals purchased outside the airport prior to entering the Aruba CBP inspection area. Meals purchased within the Aruba Airport are permissible for onboard consumption but should be declared. 

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*
Box cutters No Yes
Ice axes/ice picks No Yes
Knives- except for plastic or round bladed butter knives No Yes
Meat Cleavers No Yes
Razor type blades-such as utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge No Yes
Sabers No Yes
Scissors-metal shorter than 4 inches from pivot point Yes Yes
Swords No Yes
Cigar cutters Yes Yes
Corkscrews Yes Yes
Crochet hooks & knitting needles Yes Yes
Nail clipper Yes Yes
GUNS & FIREARMS** Carry-on Checked luggage
Firearms or parts of firearms including shell casings No No
Ammunition No No
BB guns No Yes
Compressed Air Guns No Yes
Pellet guns No Yes
Realistic replica of firearm No Yes
Flare guns No No
Starter pistols No Yes
TOOLS Carry-on Checked luggage*
Axes & Hachets No Yes
Cattle prods No Yes
Crowbars No Yes
Hammers No Yes
Drills and Drill bits No Yes
Saws 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
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
Liquid bleach No No
Spillable Batteries – except those in wheelchair No No
Spray Paint No No
Tear gas No No
SPORTING GOODS Carry-on Checked luggage
Baseball / Cricket bats No Yes
Bows and Arrows No Yes
Golf clubs No Yes
Hockey / Lacrosse sticks No Yes
Pool cues No Yes
Ski Poles No Yes
Tennis rackets No Yes
Spear Guns No No
MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE ITEMS Carry-on Checked luggage*
Billy clubs No Yes
Black Jacks No Yes
Brass Knuckles No Yes
Kubatons No Yes
Mace/Pepper spray No No
Martial Arts Weapons No Yes
Expandable Batons No Yes
Nunchakus No Yes
Stun guns/Shocking devices No Yes
Throwing stars No Yes
EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS Carry-on Checked luggage
Blasting caps No No
Dynamite No No
Fireworks No No
Flares No No
Hand grenades No No
Plastic explosives No No
Realistic replicas of explosives No No
FLAMMABLE ITEMS Carry-on Checked luggage
Aerosol – unless under 3.4 oz No No
Fuel No No
Gasoline No No
Gas torches No No
Lighter fluid No No
Common lighters Yes No
Torch lighters No No
Strike anywhere matches No No
Flammable paints No No
Turpentine and paint thinner No No
Realistic replicas of incendiaries No No
OTHER ITEMS Carry-on Checked luggage*
Gel-type candles No Yes
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
Umbrella Yes Yes
Adult toys Yes Yes
Cremated remains Yes Yes
Drones Yes Yes
E-cigarettes Yes No
Flashlight – no longer than 7 inches Yes Yes
Selfie stick 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.
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 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.