Definition of Prohibited On-Flight Items

Prohibited Items refers to items out of the baggage being carried by all passengers who board the plane that are prohibited from being carried as well as loaded in order for the safe operation of the flight and to protect the assets and lives of the passengers, and criminal suspicion may result in being handed over to the police department as well as penalties.
Please refer to the following chart for details.

Example of Prohibited Items

Hazardous Items Example Ⅰ

Items than can be used as weapons such as scissors, razor blades, ice picks, or screwdrivers, including replica weapons and explosives(Provided, possession of 1 lighter is allowed, but not as entrusted baggage)

  • “Lighter”
  • “Scissors”
  • “Ice
  • “Box
  • “Razor
Hazardous Items Example Ⅱ (Items with high explosiveness·combustability)
  • “Thinner”
  • “Glue”
  • “Spray”
  • “Lacquer”
  • “Oil”
Hazardous Items Example Ⅲ (Dangerous goods such as firearms·swords)
  • “Revolver”
  • “Knife”
  • “Axe”
  • “Bow”
  • “Rifle”
Additional prohibition conditions for international flights

Liquids that are below 100㎖ per container are allowed. Containers that exceed 100㎖ are not allowed even if it only contains a small amount of liquid.
All liquids must be below 100㎖ per container and fit into a clear Zipper Lock bag below 1ℓ(sized approx. 20㎝×20㎝), and each passenger is limited to 1 Zipper Lock bag each.

Legal Grounds Regarding Prohibited Items

Related Regulations
  • 1. Article 21 of the Aviation Safety and Security Act (Prohibition of hazardous items)
    • ① Weapons(including biochemical weapons such as anthrax or smallpox), swords, explosives, poisonous substances or items with high combustibility, etc., cannot be carried or loaded onto the aircraft. However, according to Paragraph 1 provisory clause of Article 59 of the Aviation Act, not so in cases decided by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Lang, Infrastructure and Transport such as cases in which permission has been granted by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport or in order to conduct a specific duty.
  • 2. Article 44 of the Aviation Safety and Security Act (Crime of loading hazardous items onto an aircraft)
    • Those who violate regulation of Article 21 of the same Act and carry or load items which have been prohibited, or carry or load by means of others, will be sentenced to at least 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.
  • 3. Article 2 of the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. Act (정의)
    • ① “Firearms” in this legislation refers to revolvers·rifles·machine guns·artilleries·shotguns, charged guns that can shoot metallic bullets, gas, etc., air guns(including those that use compressed gas. As below) as well as gun barrels·machinery and other such components(referred to as “parts” hereafter) as determined by Presidential decree. < Revised 1995.12.6, 2003.7.29 >
    • ② “Swords” in this legislation refers to knives·swords·spears·치도(치도)·daggers with blades longer than 15 cm and are used as deadly weapons, as well as those with clear danger of being used as deadly weapons despite having a blade shorter than 15 cm, as determined by Presidential decree.
    • ③ “Explosives” in this legislation refers to the gunpowder·explosives as well as blasting agents(blasting agents: refers to workpieces created using gunpowder or explosives. As below) in the following subparagraphs.
      < Revised 1989.12.30, 1995.12.6, 1999.3.31 >
      • 1. Gunpowder
        • A. Gunpowder with main ingredients of black powder or nitrate
        • B. Gunpowder with main ingredients of smokeless powder or nitrate ester
        • C. Other materials that can be used in advanced explosives similarly to that of the gunpowders in item “A” or “B” as determined by Presidential decree
      • 2. Explosives
        • A. Priming powder such as fulminating mercury·lead azide·lotan salts·tetracene
        • B. Ammonium explosives·chlorate explosives·카리트 as well as explosives with main ingredients of perchlorate or nitrate·chlorate
        • C. Nitroglycerin·nitroglycol and other nitrate esters used as explosives
        • D. Dynamite and other explosives with nitrate esters as main ingredients
        • E. Trinirobenzene·trinitrotoluene·picric acid·trinitrochlorobenzene·tetryl·trinitoanisole·spirem nitrodiphenylamine·trimethylenetrinitramine·penthrit and other nitrile compounds that contain nitro group 3 and higher that are used as explosives, as well as explosives that have these as their main ingredients
        • F. Liquid oxygen explosives and other liquid explosives
        • G. Other materials that can be used in dustructive explosives similarly to that of the explosives in item “A” to “F” as determined by Presidential decree
      • 3. Blasting Agents
        • A. Plain detonators·electric detonators·gun detonators and signal detonators
        • B. Live ammunition(Live ammunition: includes shrapnel. As below) as well as blank ammunition(blank shells)
        • C. Fuses and 화관
        • D. Detonating fuses·micro-vibration disintegrators·fuses and electric fuses
        • E. Fire signals·signal rockets and fire-processed articles
        • F. Starting fluid)
        • G. Articles that use fireworks and other gunpowder or explosives
        • H. Toy fireworks as determined by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs
        • I. Flame signals used for emergency car signals
        • J. Gas generators used for car air bags
    • ④ “Ejectors” in this legislation refers to devices that can eject tear gas, suffocation, or other such agents that temporarily hinder a person’s activity as determined by Presidential decree.
      < Established 1989.12.30 >
    • ⑤ “Electroshock weapons” in this legislation refers to devices that discharge a current that can temporarily hinder a person’s activity or cause harm to their life as determined by Presidential decree.
    • ⑥ “Crossbows” in this legislation refers to that which uses the principles of a bow and a gun in order to launch and arrow or other such object and can cause harm to a life as determined by Presidential decree.

Hazardous Items Handling Methods

Related Regulations
  • A. Article 15 of the Aviation Safety and Security Act (Search of passengers, etc.)
    • ② The airport operator must conduct a security search of the aircraft passengers, carry-on baggage, and checked baggage, and the air transportation business operator must conduct a security search of the cargo.
      However, the local police office may demand measures required for security search for the sake of criminal investigation or public danger prevention, and neither the airport operator or air transportation business operator may refuse without a justifiable cause.
    • ⑤ Details required for security search method procedure exemption according to the regulation of Article 2 are determined by Presidential decree.
  • B. Article 10 of the Aviation Safety and Security Act Enforcement Decree(Security search method of passengers and carry-on baggage, etc.)
    • ② The airport operator must take measures required to prevent passengers who refuse the security search or are carrying explosive weapons or other items that threaten airport safety and security from entering the area of security search completion.
    • ④ The airport operator can load prohibited items as checked baggage in the case of it being recognized as non-threatening to airport safety and security.
Handling Type

According to Paragraph 2 of Article 10 of the Aviation Safety and Security Act Enforcement Decree, hazardous items are principally prohibited within the aircraft.
However, according to the Paragraph 4 agreement, items with low degrees of hazard can be processed to be loaded as checked luggage

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