Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Aviation SafetyDangerous Goods 1. Can I bring a toy gun in my hand carry luggage for my flight? CAAS does not regulate carriage of toy guns in hand carry luggage. You are advised to check with your airline when purchasing your tickets or when checking in at the airport. 2. Are liquids, aerosols and gels allowed in hand carry luggage? There are restrictions on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels in cabin baggage based on recommendations issued by the International Civil ICAO. For more information, you may refer to the guidance provided by the Changi Airport Group. 3. If an airline had already obtained an authorisation from its State of the operator to carry Dangerous Goods, does CAAS still require the airline to apply for a Dangerous Goods permit? Airlines must apply for a Dangerous Goods permit from CAAS in order to carry Dangerous Goods as cargo into and out of Singapore. Application forms can be downloaded here. 4. If a Munitions of War article is also classified as Dangerous Goods, which permit should airlines apply for? Airlines must apply for both Dangerous Goods and Munitions of War permits. 5. If an airline intends to carry Munitions of War (rifles and guns) not classified as Dangerous Goods and without any ammunition, which permit should the airline apply for? The airline should apply for Munitions of War permit only. The Dangerous Goods permit is not applicable.Note: Under the Arms and Explosives Act of the Singapore Police Force, an Arms and Explosives (A&E) licence is required for shippers or consignees who wish to export or import arms and ammunition from or into Singapore. For more information, please refer to the A&E licence page in the Singapore Police Force website. 6. Are operators required to apply for Munitions of War permit to transport consignments of Division 1.4S (explosives) used for commercial purposes (e.g. for mining or aircraft use)? For an airline holding a Dangerous Goods permit from CAAS: The airline is not required to obtain a Munitions of War permit from CAAS as the CAAS Dangerous Goods permit would suffice for such consignments. The Munitions of War permit is not required for explosives which are not designed for use in warfare or against persons.For an airline NOT holding any Dangerous Goods permit from CAAS: The airline is required to obtain a CAAS Dangerous Goods permit for consignments of Division 1.4S as they are classified as Dangerous Goods. However, the Munitions of War permit is not required for explosives which are not designed for use in warfare or against persons. 7. Are airlines transporting Dangerous Goods / Munitions of War while transiting through Singapore required to obtain the Dangerous Goods / Munitions of War permit from CAAS? Yes, airlines transporting Dangerous Goods and Munitions of War to, from or through Singapore must apply to CAAS for a Dangerous Goods or Munitions of War permit respectively. More information can be found in the Air Navigation Order (specifically paragraphs 50D and 50C). 8. Some articles and substances meeting the criteria for classification as Dangerous Goods may be transported without a Dangerous Goods shipper's declaration. Are these articles and substances still considered as Dangerous Goods? Although certain Dangerous Goods (such as dry ice used as a refrigerant for non-dangerous goods items, or those meeting the requirements for Dangerous Goods in excepted quantities) may be transported without a Dangerous Goods shipper's declaration, they are still classified as Dangerous Goods according to the regulations. Thus they must be declared on the airway bill, and handled and transported according to the instructions within the Air Navigation Order and ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. Authorisation from the State of the operator is required for airlines intending to transport such Dangerous Goods. The airline will also be required to apply for a Dangerous Goods permit from CAAS to transport such Dangerous Goods to and from Singapore. 9. Where can I obtain more information about the carriage of Dangerous Goods or Munitions of War by air? More information on the carriage of Dangerous Goods and Munitions of War can be found here. Passengers, travel agents, shippers and cargo agents may also approach airlines for more information on the carriage of Dangerous Goods and Munitions of War by air; or send any enquiries to CAAS_dangerousgoods@caas.gov.sg. 10. Which entity (shipper, freight forwarder or airline) should apply for the Dangerous Goods / Munitions of War permits from CAAS? Prior to the transportation of Dangerous Goods / Munitions of War, the airline is required to apply for the Dangerous Goods / Munitions of War permit(s) from CAAS. 11. Do Dangerous Goods training service providers and Dangerous Goods instructors require approval from CAAS to conduct Dangerous Goods training in Singapore? To ensure that shippers, operators and its agents receive Dangerous Goods training in accordance with the regulations, service providers intending to offer Dangerous Goods training are required to seek approval from CAAS for its Dangerous Goods training programme. CAAS does not grant approvals to Dangerous Goods instructors. However, when granting training programme approvals to service providers, CAAS will verify the qualifications of its nominated instructors against the requirements in the regulations, and specify in the letter of approval the instructors qualified to conduct the approved training programmes. 12. Do I need to apply for a Munitions of War permit if I intend to check-in my sporting weapon and ammunitions in my checked baggage for my flight to or from Singapore? The Munitions of War permit is only applicable to airlines who wish to transport Munitions of War as cargo. It is not applicable to Munitions of War carried by passengers. However, if you wish to carry weapons and ammunitions to or from Singapore in checked baggage, you should seek authorisation from the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department of the Singapore Police Force. You may refer to the Singapore Police Force website for more information. You should also notify your airline at the time of ticket purchase or prior to arrival at the airport of your intention to carry weapons or ammunitions in your checked baggage. 13. Can spare lithium batteries and power banks be carried in check-in baggage? Spare lithium batteries, including power banks, containing lithium batteries are not permitted to be carried in check-in baggage. They must be carried in carry-on (hand carry) baggage into the cabin. Spare lithium batteries must also be individually protected by insulating terminals to prevent short circuits, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch. 14. What items are permitted for carriage on board an aircraft? The list of items that can be carried on board an aircraft can be found on the CAAS website or the respective airlines' website. Some examples are as follows: Portable medical and electronic devices such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets such as iPads.Spare lithium batteries (including power banks) for electronic devices. Passengers are not allowed to carry more than 2 and they must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Toiletries and cosmetics such as hair sprays, perfumes and medicines containing aerosols, alcohol or liquids provided that each container does not exceed 100ml and the total quantity in all the containers does not exceed 1 litre. All the containers should be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag which must be completely sealed.Alcoholic beverages provided they are in retail packaging and do not exceed 70% alcohol by volume. 15. Can I carry Unmanned Aircraft Systems (commonly known as drones) in my baggage? Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) containing rechargeable lithium batteries (not exceeding 100 watt-hour capacity each) may be carried in your baggage. If the batteries are installed in the UAS, it may be carried in both checked or hand-carry baggage. However, if the batteries are removed, or if you are intending to carry spare batteries, such batteries must be carried in hand-carry baggage only. Spare batteries must also be individually protected by insulating terminals to prevent short circuits, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.