Bag Contents Rules and Guidelines

Simple List of Contents

You must provide a simple, signed  'List of Contents' for each bag. We need this to satisfy Customs requirements.

Items That Are Completely Banned

The following items are completely banned from being carried by Follow Your Bag and you should not pack them in your luggage. When you use Follow Your Bag services you commit and undertake to follow these instructions. Follow Your Bag is not responsible for any item that is seized, impounded or in any way taken by Law Enforcement Agencies in any country of operation.

Explosive and Incendiary Materials:

Gunpowder (including black powder and percussion caps), dynamite, blasting caps, fireworks, flares, plastic explosives, grenades, replicas of incendiary devices, and replicas of plastic explosives. This includes fireworks of any type, whether for home/domestic or commercial use.

Flammable Items:

Gasoline, gas torches, lighter fluid, cooking fuel, other types of flammable liquid fuel, flammable paints, paint thinner, turpentine, aerosols (exceptions for personal care items, toiletries, or medically related items).

Gases and Pressure Containers:

Aerosols (with the exception of personal care items or toiletries in limited quantities in containers sized three ounces or smaller), carbon dioxide cartridges, oxygen tanks (scuba or medical), mace, tear gas, pepper spray, self-inflating rafts, and deeply refrigerated gases such as liquid nitrogen.


All matches are banned from checked baggage, and strike-anywhere matches are banned completely from aircraft, but you can have a single book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches

Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides:

Bleach, nitric acid, fertilizers, swimming pool or spa chemicals, and fibreglass repair kits.


Weed killers, pesticides, insecticides, rodent poisons, arsenic, and cyanides.

Infectious Materials:

Medical laboratory specimens, viral organisms, and bacterial cultures.


Drain cleaners, car batteries, wet cell batteries, acids, alkalis, lye, and mercury.


Fibreglass resins, peroxides.


Drugs of any kind, whether illicit/illegal or prescription, including any substance(s) that may be considered suspicious by Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Illegal or Illicit Items:

Any item that contravenes the law of any sort in any way of either the departing country or the receiving country, or any item deemed to be so by Local Law Enforcement agencies.

Radioactive Materials:

There are some exceptions for implanted radioactive medical devices. Contact your airline for details on how to ship other radioactive materials.

Magnetic Materials:

Strong magnets such as those in some loudspeakers and laboratory equipment.

Other Dangerous Items:

Tear gas, spray paint, swimming pool or spa chlorine, and torch lighters.


Knives of any length, composition or description (except for plastic or round bladed butter knives), swords, machetes, and martial arts weapons such as throwing stars.

Cutting Instruments:

Carpet knives and box cutters (and spare blades), any device with a folding or retractable blade, ice picks, straight razors, and metal scissors with pointed tips, are only allowed in checked baggage. Small scissors with a cutting edge less than four inches (10 cm) are allowed in the cabin.


Pistols, flare guns, BB guns, rifles, and other firearms of any sort, ammunition of any sort. There are no exceptions.

Firearm Replicas:

Realistic replicas of firearms are not permitted. Toy weapons that are not realistic are allowed.

Firearm Parts:

They should be treated like firearms and are expressly forbidden.

Paintball Guns:

Compressed air guns, including paintball guns, may NOT be packed in luggage with or without the compressed air cylinder attached. Compressed gas cylinders are not allowed.


Tools can be packed in baggage. If you are packing a toolbox, make sure you check every compartment to make sure that your toolbox does not have any containers with flammable liquids, utility lighters, micro torches, or other banned items.

Dry Ice (frozen carbon dioxide):

Not permitted.

Please Note

If you are in any doubt about whether your item may be hazardous, you should bring it to the attention of either your airline or the security screener.

NOTE: This is not to be viewed as the ultimate check list, rather it is a guide offered by Follow Your Bag to assist its customers use the Follow Your Bag services without breaking or infringing laws in any countries where the services depart from, are delivered to or pass through. It is the customer who bears the ultimate responsibility, and it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that national and local laws of countries are not broken or infringed.