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Contact Information:

 Contact Name 
Office of the Manager Airport Security
Malta International Airport
Luqa LQA 4000
 
 Telephone
2369 6672/3
 
 Fax
2180 2979
 
 Email
 

Prohibited Articles


 
Several security measures are in place for all passengers travelling from Malta to another country. These security measures include prohibited articles which cannot be carried in the hand baggage or taken inside the departures lounge of the airport, as well as prohibited articles which cannot be packed in the luggage which you will check-in.
 
Although your airline will inform you which articles cannot be carried in both cases, the following is a list of prohibited articles which applies for passengers departing from Malta.
 

Cabin Baggage

 
Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas of an airport and on board an aircraft:
 
(a) guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles —
devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:
- firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
- toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,
- component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
- compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
- signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
- bows, cross bows and arrows,
- harpoon guns and spear guns,
- slingshots and catapults;
 
(b) stunning devices —
devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:
- devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
- animal stunners and animal killers,
- disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;
 
(c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge —
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,
- razor blades,
- box cutters,
- knives with blades of more than 6 cm,
- scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,
- martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
- swords and sabres;
 
(d) workmen’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 a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
- saws, including cordless portable power saws,
- blowtorches,
- bolt guns and nail guns;
 
(e) blunt instruments —
objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:
- baseball and softball bats,
- clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
- martial arts equipment;
 
(f) explosives and incendiary substances and devices —
explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
- ammunition,
- blasting caps,
- detonators and fuses,
- replica or imitation explosive devices,
- mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
- fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
- smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
- dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.
 

Hold Baggage

 
Passengers are not permitted to carry the following prohibited articles in their hold baggage:
explosives and incendiary substances and devices —
explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
- ammunition,
- blasting caps,
- detonators and fuses,
- mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
- fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
- smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
- dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.