When Travelling to Hong Kong

Security Restricted Articles
The following security restricted articles are prohibited from carriage as hold baggage and cabin baggage.

Apart from the restrictions on carriage of baggage as shown on this page, air passengers shall also observe other requirements relating to the possession of restricted items, such as stun gun, within the territory of Hong Kong.

For details please visit the Hong Kong Police Force’s webpage: ADVISE TO VISITORS!!!
A. Security Restricted Articles – Hold Baggage

Explosive or incendiary substances, devices or articles capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of the aircraft including:

ammunition;
blasting caps;
detonators and fuses;
mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
pyrotechnics, including fireworks;
smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and
dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
*If the possession of such ammunition (in Hong Kong) by a passenger is lawful, he/she may make arrangements with his/her airline for its transportation as hold baggage on a flight from Hong Kong. The handling of such are strictly in accordance with the requirements of the Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 and under conditions specified in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284).

B. Security Restricted Articles – Cabin Baggage

Category 1 – Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectile
Devices designed to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, or capable of being mistaken for such devices, including:

firearms of all types, including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns;
toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons, such as gun lighters;
component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights);
compressed air and CO2 guns, including pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns;
signal flare pistols and starter pistols;
bows, cross bows and arrows;
harpoon guns and spear guns; and
slingshots and catapults.

Category 2 – Stunning devices

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:

devices for shocking, such as stun guns and stun batons;
animal stunners and animal killers; and
disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum spray, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays
Category 3 – Objects with sharp points or sharp edges
Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers;
ice axes and ice picks;
ice skates;
razor blades, open razors (except safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge), utility knives and box cutters;
lockable or flick knives with blades of any length;
knives, with blades of any length, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon (except knives with round ended blunt tip);
scissors with blades of more than 6cm as measured from the fulcrum;
martial arts equipment with sharp points or sharp edges;
swords and sabres;
darts; and
ski poles.

Category 4 – Worker’s tools
Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

crowbars;
drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills;
tools with blades or shafts more than 6 cm capable of use as weapons, such as screwdrivers, chisels;
saws, including cordless portable power saws;
blowtorches;
bolt guns and nail guns;
hammers;
pliers; and
wrenches / spanners.
Category 5 – Blunt instruments
Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

baseball and softball bats;
billiard and pool cues;
cricket bats, hockey sticks and lacrosse sticks;
golf clubs;
clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks; and
martial arts equipment, including knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts.
Category 6 – Explosives and incendiary substances and devices
Explosive or incendiary substances or devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of the aircraft, including:

ammunition;
blasting caps;
detonators and fuses;
replica or imitation explosive devices;
mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
pyrotechnics including fireworks, party poppers, toy caps;
smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and
dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.StunGunPoster_141231

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