If you are a first-time traveler you must know there are strict regulations at any airport. From the moment you pack until you land, you’ll be surrounded by regulations and instructions to follow. And because we want to make your travel to Cancun Airport so much easier, we emphasized the things you need to keep an eye on. So as we don’t want you to have to redo your suitcase, these are the things you’re not allowed to travel with:
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Items NOT Allowed in Carry-On Baggage
- Weapons or sharp objects: All sharp penetrating or cutting objects are allowed to be carried as hold baggage (checked or checked), in appropriate packaging and protection.
- Sport accessories: They are authorized for carriage as hold baggage (checked or checked), in appropriate packaging and protection.
- Metal scissors: All sharp penetrating or cutting objects are authorized for carriage as hold baggage (checked or checked), in appropriate packaging and protection.
- Firearms and weapons in general: As long as they comply with the provisions of the Weapons Law, procedures, limitations, and security controls. Consult quantity restrictions with your airline.
- Alcoholic beverages without the brand name and without stamps: Are allowed in hold baggage (checked or checked), up to 5L of these alcoholic beverages (containing more than 24% but less than 70% alcohol by volume), must be properly packed.
- Tools: They are authorized for carriage as hold baggage (checked or checked).
Articles NOT Permitted Under Any Circumstances
- Explosives: Detonators, mines, grenades, plastic explosives, fireworks, and all kinds of gunpowder.
- Flammable Liquids: Gasoline, methanol, kerosene, spray paints, liquid alcohols, and adhesives.
- Corrosives: Batteries or accumulators of any kind, including those for vehicular use.
- Gases: Oxygen cylinders, tear gas, and other compressed gas cylinders.
- Solids, flammable and reactive substances: Magnesium, lighters, flares, friction ignition matches.
- Chlorines for domestic use: As carry-on or hold baggage (checked or checked), no exceptions apply.
Things you can travel with
Liquids, aerosols, and gels
These are allowed in individual personal hygiene for cosmetic or personal hygiene use. They must be in individual containers of a capacity of not more than 100 ml (3.4 oz.), placed in a resealable plastic bag of 100 ml (3.4 oz.), placed inside a resealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity of 1 liter (35 oz.) per person.
We recommend that the containers are of a capacity equal to or less than 100 ml (3.4 oz.), even if the contents are less than 100 ml (3.4 oz.)
Traveling with alcohol is possible, but still, you need to keep an eye on how you carry it. First, you are only allowed to travel with no more than 5 liters. The alcohol can go on your check-in bag, but keep in mind it must be secure and well wrapped so it does not open.
Another option is to buy the alcohol at the Airport’s Duty-Free. You’ll be allowed to carry it with you, but keep the receipt with you at all times.
All electronics are allowed to travel with you. This includes laptops, tablets, cameras, etc. You’ll be asked to take them out and place them in a basket to be scanned at the security checkpoints.
Tips for a quick entry through an inspection point
- Place in the plastic baskets all metallic objects you are carrying, including your belt, otherwise, the alarm will be triggered.
- Place in a separate basket and remove electronic devices from their case.
- Place the plastic bag with liquids, gels, and aerosols in a separate basket.
- If you bring liquids, gels, or aerosols larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz.), these will be taken away.