prohibited items

Articles interdits-250-x-179In compliance with the regulation in force related to dangerous goods carriage, Air Algerie is required to respect the prohibition of these items on board and inform its passengers. 


For safety reasons, Air Algérie informs its customers that it is strictly prohibited to transport Samsung “Galaxy Note 7” handsets and electronic cigarettes in the checked baggage. Their use is, also, prohibited on board of its aircrafts.

Furthermore, passengers carrying batteries inside the checked baggage must pack them properly and any device with this type of battery must be in off position and well packed.

Read more about hazardous materials


  • Prohibited items in cabin

    • Liquids, aerosols and gels:

      LAGs must be transported in containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml and are not accepted if  transported  in receptacles exceeding 100  ml  even if  the  receptacle is only partially filled and include:

      • Water and other beverages
      • Soups, syrups, jams, stews, sauces and pasta, dishes in sauce or with a high content of liquid,
      • Creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils, perfumes, atomizer products,
      • Gels including styling gels and shower gels,
      • Contents of pressure vessels, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants, paste including toothpaste, solid liquid compounds,
      • Mascara, lip gloss, lip balm and other items of similar consistency at room temperature

      The containers containing   the LAG must be placed in a transparent  plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one liter, the recommended dimensions of which are: 20.5 cm x 20.5  or 25 cm X15 cm.


      Rifles, guns and weapons

      • Crossbows
      • All types of Toy guns
      • Imitation firearms
      • Hidden and camouflaged firearms
      • Lighter shoped like of firearms
      • Catapults
      • Components of rifles and firearms, excluding telescopic and sighting devices
      • Fire extinguishers
      • Compressed air guns
      • Crawler Rifles
      • Pellet guns
      • Shotguns
      • Harpoon guns and spear guns
      • electronic batons/cattle prod/stun boxes, tasers
      • Slaughter guns
      • starter pistols
      • Signal flare pistols


      Objects with sharp point or sharp edge

      • Knives, both real and ceremonial, with blades longer than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon
      • Studs
      • Swords and Sabers
      • Metal Stars
      • Arrows and darts
      • Axes and hatchets
      • Worker tools that can be used as weapons, including: drills, utility knives, saws off all kinds, corkscrews, crowbars, hammers, clamps…
      • Ice skates, ice picks and axes
      • Razor blade and cutters
      • Sabers
      • Scalpels
      • Knitting needles
      • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm
      • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm
      • Metal cutlery
      • Hypodermic syringes has less evidence to support a medical need


      Blunt instruments:

      • Stunners
      • Golf clubs
      • Hockey Sticks
      • Lacrosse Sticks
      • Baseball Bats
      • Cricket Bats
      • Softball Bats
      • Martial arts equipment including: Brass Knuckles, clubs, Blackjacks, rice whips and nunchakus, kuba tons, kubasaunts
      • Baton
      • Billiard ,snooker and betting cues
      • Tricks and sticks


      Explosive and Highly Flammable

      • Toy Capsules
      • Detonating Capsules
      • Smoke cartridges
      • blowlamp
      • Detonators and wicks
      • Gasoline
      • Turpentine and paint thinners
      • Lighter fluid
      • Fireworks
      • Flares of any shape
      • Gas and gas containers
      • Grenades
      • Explosive Substances or explosive devices
      • Factitious or imitations of explosive Substances or explosive devices
      • Mines and other explosive military equipment
      • Ammunition
      • Party Poppers



      • Acids
      • Chlorine and Bleaches
      • Incapacitating sprays, including: pepper spray, tear gas, and acids


  • Banned items at security control

      • Products in open or opaque plastic bags,  
      • Piled up or stacked products,  
      • Containers of more than 100 ml (or 100g)
  • Prohibited items in hold

    • The following items must never be carried in the baggage compartments. There may be other articles about which security personnel have concerns and which may be confiscated if found:


      • Detonating Capsules
      • Detonators and wicks
      • Explosives
      • Fireworks
      • Flares of any shape
      • Grenades
      • Mines and grenades and other explosives military stores.
  • Exeptions

    • Exemptions, derogations may be granted for L.A.Gs:

      • Essential liquid medications prescribed by a physician or over-the-counter.
      • Liquids used for  medical  reasons:  ice,  blood or  blood  products,  ordinary  fluids  used for medical
      • LAG for dietary needs: Food without which the health of the passenger is threatened.
      • Baby products: infant milk, sterilized water, juice for babies, baby food in the form of liquid, gel or paste, wet towels.
      • Special foods for passengers who are lactose or gluten intolerant.