Baggage Information

Read this before you pack your bags!

Delivering your valuables to your desired destination safely is a responsibility that we take on with pleasure. In order to ensure the safe travelling of your luggage without any hassle, please read through our baggage section to have an understanding about your baggage allowance as well as our airline baggage rules so that you can pack all that you need with ease.

Please carry all valuables with you when you leave the aircraft at transit stops, and be sure that you have all your belongings, including overhead luggage, when you disembark at your final destination


Pre purchase additional baggage allowance and get discounts from 25% upwards

Save time, money and avoid the hassle at the airport by pre-purchasing additional baggage allowance at discounted rates!

For further details, please call our global contact centre on 1979 or +94 777 77 1979, our ticket offices or your travel agent.
All excess baggage payments (fully or partially used) are non-refundable. Terms and Conditions apply.
Please refer to Excess Baggage Charges for applicable per kilo rate at the Airport.

Checked baggage allowance

Weight Policy for Free Baggage

For routings excluding destined to / from North, Central and South America

Cabin Class Maximum Weight Dimension
Business Class 40kg 158cm/ 62 inch
Economy Class 30kg 158cm/ 62 inch
Infant -All classes 10kg 115 cm/ 45 inch

Dimensions = length + height + width
Note: There can be exceptions based on specific periods, routings and fare types

Piece Policy for Free Baggage

For routings destined to/from North, Central and South America

Class Dimension No of Pieces Maximum Weight per piece
Business Class 158cm/ 62 inch 2 32 kg each
Economy Class 158cm/ 62 inch 2 23 kg each
Infant -All classes 158cm/ 62 inch 1 23Kg
Additional checked baggage allowances for SriLankan Airlines FlySmiLes Members and oneworld top tier members


*Not applicable for flights to/from North, Central and South America

*Valid only on UL operated flights and on oneworld carrier operated flights

Dimensions = length + height + width

Tier Additional Allowance
PLATINUM / oneworld EMERALD 20kg on all flights marketed and operated by oneworld airlines
GOLD / oneworld SAPPHIRE 15kg on all flights marketed and operated by oneworld airlines
CLASSIC 5kg only on SriLankan Airlines flights
SILVER/SriLankan Airlines co-branded credit cards 12kg only on SriLankan Airlines flights
BAGGAGE PREMIER 25kg on flights within the Baggage Bonus network
BAGGAGE PLUS 15kg on flights within the Baggage Bonus network

Hand Luggage

UL Policy for all destinations

Each piece of hand baggage must weigh no more than 7 kg and measure no more than 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 inches) or a total of 115cm (l+h+w). In Economy Class, passengers are allowed one piece of hand baggage. In Business Class, passengers are allowed 2 pieces of hand baggage.


Cabin Class Maximum Weight Maximum Pieces
Business Class 7kg 2
Economy Class 7kg 1

Below indicated free carry-on items are permitted in addition to above hand luggage in all cabin classes

  • One Laptop
  • One lady's hand bag, purse or pocket book, Duty Free Item
  • One overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • One umbrella or walking stick
  • One small camera and/or one pair of binoculars

Note: The permitted Duty free item shall not be large in size and be able to stow in the aircraft overhead bin. Station staff to control excessive Cabin baggage carried by passengers.

For passengers travelling with infants

  • One Cabin Bag 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (115cm) weight of 5 kgs for passengers travelling with Infants containing Infant's food for consumption in flight together with Infant's toiletries and disposable items such as nappies.
  • One infant's carrying basket or fully collapsible stroller/pushchair (Can be carried only if space available in Cabin. If not, as checked baggage)

Hand baggage cannot be accepted if it:

  • Is unsuitable for air carriage due to its weight, size or nature.
  • Cannot fit under the seat or be stowed in the overhead compartment.
  • Is unsuitably packed.

Following the cabin baggage limitations is extremely important for your safety as it minimizes the risk of injury to passengers and crew. Any overweight cabin bag shall be retrieved at the boarding gate and subjected to an excess baggage fee.


Baggage with Code Share/Interline partner airlines

While your flight may have been booked through SriLankan Airlines, it may be operated by one of our partner airlines whom we have Code Shared with.

If your flight or a segment of your flight is operated by one of our many Code Share partner airlines, the baggage policy of SriLankan Airlines shall apply.

For hand luggage with Codeshare/Interline partner airlines, the operating carrier baggage policy shall apply.


Excess Baggage Charges

Pre-purchase additional baggage allowance at discounted prices

Take everything you need, leave nothing behind! Pre-purchase additional baggage allowance for specially discounted prices and save your time, money and worry. For more information, please call our global contact centre on 1979 or +94 777 77 1979, our ticket offices or your travel agent for assistance.

Any baggage carried by all types of passengers which is over and above the allowed free baggage allowance can be carried by paying an additional charge.

Any excess baggage payment (fully or partially used) are non-refundable. Terms and Conditions apply.

Below rates published in USD will be converted to applicable local currency at the time of check-in.

Weight Policy

For routings excluding destined to / from North, Central and South America

You would need to pay per kilogram of weight that exceeds your free baggage allowance.

A fixed rate is charged when travelling to/from these destinations at the airport where you perform your check-in for SriLankan Airlines.

If checking into a codeshare or an interline partner, the charges may vary.

Further to below, promotional excess baggage rates shall apply at stations. You may contact the local SriLankan Airlines office for details.




Area Definitions

SASC – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives,
Middle East – Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates,
South East Asia (SEA ) – Cambodia, China, Hong Kong - China SAR, Indonesia,Kazakhstan,Malaysia,Philippines ,Singapore,Taiwan,Thailand,Vietnam
South West Pacific (SWP) - Australia, New Zealand
Europe – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France, Germany,Greece,Hungary,Ireland,Italy, Latvia,Lithuania, Luxembourg,Netherlands, Norway,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Russia, Slovenia,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey, United Kingdom, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia
Africa – South Africa and Seychelles

Piece concept

Routings originating/destined to/from North, Central and South America

You would need to pay for each piece/weight that exceeds your free baggage allowance.

Cabin class Overweight charges 23kg - 32kg Extra piece Charge Maximum weight of extra piece
First/Business Class - USD 250 32kg
Economy Class USD 75 USD 250 32kg

*Overweight charge - Increase the weight of your bag from 23Kg to 32Kg. The rates shall apply per bag.

The dimensions of the extra piece would comply with the normal baggage requirements. For more information, please refer to Checked baggage allowance.


Special items/Sporting equipment

Mobility Aids

Passengers who need assistance from their mobility aids will be allowed to carry them free of charge over and above the checked and hand luggage allowance irrespective of their cabin class. (Conditions apply).

Large or heavy items (e.g. wheel chairs) may need to be carried as checked baggage. Please advise your requirements at the time of booking in order to ensure special handling arrangements at airport/s.

Electronic Equipment

The mobile phones are permitted to use on SriLankan Airlines flights on aircraft mode (Flight Mode) and on aircraft with satellite communication facilities.

On both occasions the use shall be restricted during the critical phases of the flight as they can interfere with the aircraft's navigational equipment.

  • Devices that are not restricted - Medically prescribed Instruments/Hearing Aids/ Pacemakers/Cameras and Calculators.
  • Devices permitted during cruise -Personal Computers/Electronic Games and Compact Disc Players.
  • Devices Restricted - Televisions/Radios/Remote Control Toys/Lap-Tops with remote control mouse etc…

To ensure the safety of SriLankan airlines passengers and employees, carriage of “Small Vehicles” powered with Lithium batteries ( Air wheels, Solo wheels, Hover boards, Mini segways, Balance wheels) carried by Passengers under Checked and /or Cabin Baggage on SriLankan Airlines are totally prohibited as they are considered as “Dangerous Goods” which can lead to severe safety issues.

Passengers who wish to carry such items, kindly contact the SriLankan Airlines Dangerous Goods Unit on:

Telephone : +94 19733 2455
Mobile: +94 71021 2455
Email : cargodg@srilankan.com

Bulky Baggage/Musical instruments in Passenger Seats

We accept Bulky Baggage (Musical Instruments, Diplomatic Mail, etc..) on passenger seats. A maximum weight of 75 kg is permitted to be carried on a passenger seat as “Seat Baggage”.

Please note Bulky Baggage does not entitle for any additional free baggage allowances in addition to the allowed 75kgs.

Please check with your Ticketing agent for applicable fare and conditions of carriage.

Sporting Equipment

Policy & charges

Weight system for routings excluding destined to / from North, Central and South America

Piece system for routings originating/destined to/from North, Central and South America

ITEM ALLOWED WEIGHT AND CHARGE ALLOWED PIECES AND CHARGE REMARKS
Golf Equipment Maximum 15 kg. Charges shall apply for 6kg instead of for 15 kg. Rate will be as per applicable airport rate. If it exceeds 15kg charges shall apply for the total weight of the equipment. 1 set at USD 250. Maximum weight 32kg 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s.
Snow Skiing Equipment Maximum 11kgs. Charges shall apply for 3kgs instead of 11kgs. If it exceeds 11kg, charges shall apply for total weight of the equipment. 1 set at USD 250.Maximum weight 32kg 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s.
Diving Equipment Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate 1 set at USD 250.Maximum weight 32kg 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s.Note:Diving equipment consists of diving suits, flippers, socks, shoes, masks, snorkel, lamp with bulb, battery disconnected, oxygen tank (empty) and regulator.
Windsurfing / Surf Board Equipment Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate. 1 set at USD 250.Maximum weight 32kg Any one of these items can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s. Note: Windsurfing equipment consists of the board, boom and sail mast.
Bicycles Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate 1 set at USD 250.Maximum weight 32kg One can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one Bicycle is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra Bicycle/s.
Acceptance is subject to;
  • The handle bar fixed sideways (at a 90 degree angle) or removed and attached to the frame
  • The pedals removed or turned inwards
  • The bicycle itself is wrapped with a transparent plastic sheet

Pets and Service Animals

Pets

Domestic animals such as cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and ornamental fish can be accepted for carriage as checked baggage. Animals of an unusual size or nature such as monkeys, snakes etc... cannot be carried as checked baggage. They shall only be processed through SriLankan Cargo. Restrictions/ Conditions apply.

Some SriLankan Airlines aircraft do not have the facility of carrying pets in the aircraft cargo hold due to heating conditions. Hence please intimate your Ticketing Agent of the pets carriage as space need to be protected in the aircraft hold and to request to arrange an aircraft which has the facility of carrying pets. There may be situations that we may not be able to honour your pet’s request due non-availability of an aircraft with heating facility on the day that you intend travel.

Pets carried as checked baggage shall be charged at the normal excess baggage rate for the pet and the container (cage) along with any food items irrespective of the Free Baggage Allowance.

Health Requirements

The passenger is fully responsible to comply with customs and other government requirements of all destination and transit points. Valid vaccination certificates, import/export/transit permits etc… must be presented at the time of reservation and at airport/s.

Liability

Passengers having onward connections should get confirmation from the onward airline(s) that the pet will be accommodated for beyond travel. SriLankan Airlines only holds responsibility in carrying the pet on SriLankan Airlines operated sector(s).

Acceptance of pets for carriage is subject to the passenger accepting full responsibility for the animal. SriLankan Airlines shall not be liable for injury, loss, delay, sickness or death of the animal/bird and in the event it is refused entry into transit points and/or the destination. Please check with your Ticketing agent as conditions apply.

Service Animals (Seeing Eye/Hearing Dogs)

Service Animals (Seeing Eye/Hearing Dogs) can only accompany passengers whose vision or hearing is impaired and s/he is actually dependent on the dog.

Any disabled passenger who is actually dependent on such a dog, traveling on a continuous journey in the same aircraft or with a single flight number that begins or ends at a U.S. airport is entitled to travel with a Guide/Assistant dog

Such a dog is permitted in the Business and Economy Class cabins at no extra charge. However, IATA Live Animal regulations shall apply for the carriage of the service animal.

Prior to travel

Notify SriLankan Airlines at least 48 hours before departure, Check-in for the flight at least 3 hours prior to departure, Passenger must be prepared to provide credible verbal assurance that the animal is providing a service to assist with a disability.
The passenger must ensure that the accompanying animal will not need to relieve itself during the flight or that the passenger can adequately manage the dog’s waste without creating any health and sanitation issue on the flight. He/she must bring whatever absorbent or other material required for this purpose.
The passenger must ensure that the animal is prepared for the flight by exercising the dog and limiting its fluid intake before the flight.

Note: 1

The Service Animal, however, cannot be seated where it may obstruct aisle or emergency exit areas or affect the leg space of the passenger seated adjoining. If the Service Animal cannot be accommodated at the seat location along with passenger, due to the Service Animal being disruptive or too large to fit under the seat or at the passenger's feet without encroaching on another passenger's space or protruding into the aisle, it will need to travel in a kennel (provided by the passenger) in the aircraft cargo hold free of charge. The kennel must meet IATA kennel and size requirements for the animal to ensure temperature restrictions are met for the safety of the Service Animal. Only one Service Animal is permitted to book and travel on a SriLankan flight. Always check with the Ticketing Agent.

With respect to travel on a continuous journey in the same aircraft or with a single flight number that begins or ends at a U.S. airport, the passenger has the opportunity to move with the animal to another seat location, if present on the aircraft, where the animal can be accommodated.

Note: 2

Since SriLankan Airlines has a limitation in certain aircraft cargo holds in accommodating Live Animals due to heating conditions, in order to avoid disappointment, it is extremely important that the Service Animal is booked within the given stipulated timelines in case the Service Animal needs to be loaded into the aircraft cargo hold.

Health Requirements

The passenger is fully responsible to comply with customs and other government requirements of all destination and transit points. Valid vaccination certificates, import/export/transit permits etc… must be presented at the time of reservation and at airport/s.

Liability

Passengers having onward connections should get confirmation from the onward airline(s) that the Service Animal will be accommodated for beyond travel. SriLankan Airlines only holds responsibility in carrying the Service Animal on SriLankan Airlines operated sector(s).

In the event the dog is refused entry into any country involved in the passenger's journey due to documents not being in-order, the airline has no liability.

SriLankan Airlines will not be responsible for the health and wellbeing of the Service Animal while it is accompanying the passenger in the cabin. The owner must assume all risks of injury, sickness and/or death to the dog before, during and after the flight.

Conditions of Acceptance

When your service animal is accompanying you in the cabin, please make sure that you adhere to the following guidelines to avoid any inconvenience.


  • The dog must be properly muzzled and harnessed. It must be well behaved, inoffensive, clean and odourless and the leash of the dog must be secured to the owner’s seatbelt at all times during flight.
  • It is not allowed to move in the cabin and is expected to be seated near the passenger.
  • Absorbent material should be placed under the dog in order to prevent soiling of the aircraft floor.

Rules & Regulations

Your safety and the safe travelling of all your belongings is our topmost priority. In order to ensure hassle free baggage delivery, please read the following instructions carefully.

General guidelines

  • Certain items, because of their weight, size or nature are only accepted with the consent of the operator.
  • For security reasons, many countries restrict the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels in hand baggage.
  • Items refused by security screening must be hold-checked as per the operator's policy.

The passenger should not include in their cabin or checked baggage :

  • Articles which do not constitute baggage as defined by SriLankan airlines.
  • Articles which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft.
  • Articles, the carriage of which is prohibited by applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from, to or over.
  • Articles which, in the opinion of the Carrier, are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size or character such as sharp items/objects and/or any irregular metal objects which are not properly packed over 5 kg of weight.
  • Live animals except dogs, cats, household birds and other pets will be accepted for carriage subject to SriLankan airlines regulations.
  • Firearms and ammunition other than for hunting and sporting purposes.
  • Carriage of “Small Vehicles” powered with Lithium batteries carried by Passengers under Checked and /or Cabin Baggage on SriLankan Airlines are totally prohibited as they are considered as “Dangerous Goods” which can lead to severe safety issues.
  • Fragile or perishable items, money, jewellery, precious metals, silverware, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.

Other rules governing treatment of baggage at stopover points,

  • Passengers holding two separate documents (tickets) for their onward journey, the baggage can be interlined (tagged to the final destination) from all airports where SriLlankan Airlines flies, excluding
    • Indian destinations excluding New Delhi.
    • Domestic interline transfer
    • Connecting budget carriers
    • Airlines with which SriLankan Airlines does not have interline agreements

Baggage shall not be interlined to Domestic points within the same country.


Dangerous Goods and Restricted items

Dangerous Goods and Restricted items

Dangerous Goods or hazardous material (HAZMAT) are items that due to their chemical or physical qualities could danger the safety of an aircraft or person on board the aircraft. The transportation of such items is restricted and governed by the Civil Aviation Regulations. SriLankan Airlines restricts all small vehicles powered by lithium batteries to be transported as checked –in or carry- on luggage. Dangerous Goods must not be carried in (or as) passenger or crew –checked baggage or carry-on baggage, except as indicated in the table below.

Refer to the chart below to determine if the items you plan to bring with you are allowed for air transportation

YES - Allowed or Airline approval required
NO - Not allowed

Permitted in or as carry-on baggage
Permitted in or as checked baggage
The approval of the operator is required
Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packagings, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 L, with a total net quantity per person of 5 L. NO YES YES
Ammunition (cartridges for weapons), securely packaged (in Div. 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only), in quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross weight per person for that person's own use. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages. YES YES NO
Avalanche rescue backpack, one (1) per person, containing a cartridge of compressed May also be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing no more than 200 mg net of Div. 1.4S. The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves. YES YES YES
Batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries.
*The operator may approve the carriage of more than 20 batteries.
NO NO YES
Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel, with empty fuel tank and/or fuel container (see 2.3.2.5 for details). YES YES NO
Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel (see 2.3.4.4). YES YES YES
Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage.
Dry ice (carbon dioxide, solid), in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person when used to pack perishables not subject to these Regulations in checked or carry-on baggage, provided the baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Checked baggage must be marked “dry ice” or “carbon dioxide, solid” and with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kg or less dry ice. YES YES YES
e-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation. NO NO YES
Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person. FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Fuel cells and spare fuel cartridges powering portable electronic devices (e.g. cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders), see 2.3.5.10 for details. NO YES YES
Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2. Up to two (2) small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safety device such as a life jacket or vest. Not more than one (1) device per passenger and up to two (2) spare small cartridges per person, not more than four (4) cartridges up to 50 mL water capacity for other devices (see 2.3.4.2). YES YES YES
Gas cylinders, non-flammable, non-toxic worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also, spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey. NO YES YES
Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew-member, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage. NO YES YES
Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons (See 2.3.4.6 for details). YES YES YES
Insulated packagings containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a porous material containing only non-dangerous goods. NO YES YES
Internal combustion or fuel cell engines, must meet A70 (see 2.3.5.15 for details). NO YES NO
Lamps, energy efficient when in retail packaging intended for personal or home use. NO YES YES
Lithium Batteries: Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries (see 2.3.2.6 for details). YES YES NO
Lithium Batteries: Portable electronic devices (PED) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, and tablets , when carried by passengers or crew for personal use (see 2.3.5.9). For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage. Each person is limited to a maximum of 15 PED. Baggage equipped with a lithium battery, other than lithium button cells, the battery must be removable. If offered as checked baggage the battery must be removed and carried in the cabin.
*The operator may approve the carriage of more than 15 PED.
Lithium batteries, spare/loose, including power banks, see Batteries, spare/loose
NO YES YES
Lithium batteries, spare/loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and PMED or with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g for PMED only. Maximum of two spare batteries in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. YES NO YES
Lithium battery-powered electronic devices. Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage. YES YES YES
Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted n one's person or in checked or carry-on baggage.
Note: “Strike anywhere” matches, “Blue flame” or “Cigar” lighters are forbidden.
NO ON ONE’S
PERSON
ON ONE’S
PERSON
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable wet batteries or with batteries which comply with Special Provision A123 or A199, (see 2.3.2.2). YES YES NO
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries or with lithium batteries (see 2.3.2.3 and 2.3.2.4 for details) YES YES NO
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered mobility aids with lithium ion batteries (collapsible), battery must be removed and carried in the cabin (see 2.3.2.4(d) for details). YES NO YES
Non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol; and NO YES YES
Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use. The total net quantity of all above mentioned articles must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. NO YES NO
Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders required for medical use. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg gross weight. Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport. YES YES YES
Permeation devices, must meet A41 (see 2.3.5.16 for details). NO YES NO
Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries, batteries must meet A67 and must be 12 V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried (see 2.3.5.13 for details) NO YES YES
Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally, or radiopharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of medical treatment. NO NO ONE’S
PERSON
NO ONE’S
PERSON
Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material, except as provided in 2.3.2.6 are totally forbidden. See entry in 4.2–List of Dangerous Goods. FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN FORBIDDEN
Specimens, non-infectious packed with small quantities of flammable liquid, must meet A180 (see 2.3.5.14 for details). NO YES YES
Thermometer, medical or clinical, which contains mercury, one (1) per person for personal use, when in its protective case. NO YES YES
Thermometer or barometer, mercury filled carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency (see 2.3.3.1 for details). YES NO YES

*Power Banks are permitted in carry- on baggage only. Passenger who travel with smart bag ( Baggage equipped with a lithium battery) must remove the battery in case the bag has to check-in as hold baggage. If the battery cannot be removed, the bag will not be allowed.

For passengers travelling to United Kingdom (UK)

Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

Passengers are therefore advised to check with their operated airline for further details.

Please see Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) page and the Department for Transport (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport) for more information.


For Passengers travelling to United States of America (USA)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a security directive requiring passengers on select flights to the United States to place all electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in their checked luggage with the exception of spare batteries, medical devices and power banks.

This requirement only affects flights departing for the United States from the following 10 specific airports:

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST)
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED)
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH)
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

There is no impact on domestic flights in the United States or flights departing the United States. Large electronic devices will continue to be allowed in the cabin on all flights originating in the United States.

The new security directive is effective at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 21 March 2017 and will be in effect indefinitely.

Please refer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued Fact Sheet (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/fact-sheet-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports) and FAQ (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/qa-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports-commercial) on the new directive.


Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) in cabin baggage

In accordance with the regulations stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the following LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) restrictions on cabin baggage apply for passengers departing from all airports in Sri Lanka and transiting through other airports.

  1. All liquids, gels and aerosols, pastes, lotions, creams, drinks and other items of similar consistency must be in containers with a capacity no greater than 100ml. Those carried in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only part-filled.

  2. These containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding one liter (20cmx20cm). Larger bags or bags that are non-sealable, such as fold-over sandwich bags, are not allowed. Transparent re-sealable polythene bags will not be provided at the Airport

  3. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which is to be completely closed.

  4. The plastic bag is to be presented for visual examination at the screening point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger will be permitted.

  5. Exemptions will be made for medications, baby milk / foods and special dietary requirements. Appropriate proof for verifying the nature of such items will be required and must be made available on request at the screening point.

  6. Such plastic bags should be presented apart from other cabin baggage, coats, jackets and laptops to facilitate screening.


Duty Free Purchases at the Airport or on Board.

LAGs in any volume, purchased at Duty Free outlets at the Airport or on board the aircraft must be carried in the Security Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB) provided by the sales outlet with the purchase receipt included inside the bag.  Opened, torn or tampered bags will not be permitted past the screening point.


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