An updated list of prohibited items was issued by the Office of Transport Security (OTS). These items must not be carried or brought at the airport or when riding the aircraft.
In this new list, items such as chemicals and toxic substances are included. Add-on items were also stated in different categories which includes arrow and dart, disguised/improvised firearm, air tank, hand/thumb cuffs, hoverboards, e-cigarettes, batteries/powerbanks, e-lighters, and others.
The new list also portrays items that are only allowed inside the cabin/hold baggage as long as you follow the special instruction given by the airline. For instance, stun guns are allowed “unless prohibited in the country of destination/transit points.”
The new list also states the “exhaustive” list of items that are considered as liquid, aerosols, and gels (LAGS).
The restriction remains to LAGS items with a capacity not greater than 100 ml. They remain prohibited in the hold baggage. It is also said that LAGS could be allowed inside the cabin or carry-on baggage so long as they follow special instructions.
OTS Administrator Undersecretary Arturo Evangelista said to passengers that “security is non-negotiable.”
“We urge the public to refrain from bringing items that are prohibited in the airport to avoid delays and inconvenience,” says Evangelista. If you are unsure whether an item is prohibited or not, you may contact us through email, SMS Hotline, or any of our official social media accounts.”
Or better yet, if it is not that important, we suggest that you just leave it at home,” he added.
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