While Traveling on Airlines there are some items which you can not take with you in baggage. Some of the items are which you can take with you but you will need to mention them and can only take limited amount or quantity of that thing. While Traveling on Qatar Airways, The items which you can not take  or need to mention them or take only limited amount or quantity are included in Qatar Airways Restricted Baggage Items.

Qatar Airways Restricted Baggage Items

For passengers safety, and in compliance with international regulations, Qatar Airways place some restrictions on the items you can carry in your cabin baggage as we mentioned earlier.

To prevent delays to you and other passengers, Qatar Airways ask that items that may cause injury or do not comply with security or safety guidelines for carriage in your cabin baggage, be placed in your checked-in baggage. These items should be appropriately packed for carriage as checked baggage, in accordance with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods regulations and relevant local regulations.

Example items

Items not permitted in hand baggage
Category Example Items
Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles, including toys, antiques and replicas. Pistols, components of firearms, compressed air and CO2 guns, pellet guns, signal flares.
Stunning devices. Stun guns, pepper spray, mace, animal repellents.
Objects with sharp points or edges. Knives, axes, ice picks, razor blades, scissors, martial art equipment.
Workers Tools Crowbars, drills, screw-drivers, saws, nail guns, blowtorches.
Blunt Instruments Baseball bats, clubs, batons, hockey sticks.
Explosives and incendiary devices (including replicas) Fireworks, ammunition, fuel.
Liquids, Aerosols, Gels (LAGs) that do not meet the authorized criteria.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods are classified as items or substances that could pose health or safety hazards to passengers. The transport of these goods is regulated by international civil aviation regulations, and they are generally not allowed in either cabin baggage or checked baggage, with some exceptions.

See the table below to determine what items are classified as Dangerous Goods, what is permitted in baggage and what you need to declare at the airport.

Items not permitted in checked baggage
Category Example items
Corrosives Mercury, acids, alkalies and wet cell batteries.

Infectious substances such as bacteria, viruses -Poison such as insecticides, weed killers, arsenic and cyanides. Radioactive Material.

Oxidising Materials & Organic Peroxides Bleaches and fiber glass repair kits.
Compressed Gases (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non flammable and poisonous) Butane, oxygen, propane and aqualung cylinders.
Flammable Liquids and Solids Lighter or heavier fuels, paint and all matches.
Explosives Fireworks, flares, ammunition, Christmas crackers and firearms.
Medical and toilet articles in small quantities may be carried.
Sporting ammunition – up to 5kg may be carried properly boxed in checked baggage. Contact your local Qatar Airways office for prior approval.
Safety matches may be carried on the person.

Lithium batteries

Whether  a Lithium battery can be carried by air or not depends on its configuration and either Watt-hour (Wh) rating (for rechargeable) or Lithium Content (LC) (for non rechargeable).

Use the following table to determine if your battery is acceptable:


Battery classification
Watt-Hour rating (Wh) or (Li content) Configuration  Hand baggage Checked baggage Operator Approval
≤ 100 Wh (2G) In equipment Yes Yes No
Spares Yes (no Limit) No
> 100 to ≤ 160 Wh In equipment Yes Yes Yes
Spares Yes (Max 2) No
> 160 Wh Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

To convert amp-hours (Ah) to watt-hours (Wh), multiply Ah by voltage.

The terminals of all spare batteries should be protected from short circuit by enclosing them in their original retail packaging; taping over the terminals; or using separate plastic bags for each battery.

Spare batteries may not be placed in checked baggage.

Batteries contained in equipment such as laptop computers, cameras or mobile phones, must be switched off and measures taken to ensure that they cannot be accidentally activated when placed in checked baggage.



Small lithium batteries and Cells include mobile phone, watch, MP3 player and most original laptop batteries. The maximum rating for these batteries is 100 watt-hours (Wh).



Include larger batteries and cells – including some extended life batteries for laptop computers, and batteries used by audiovisual professionals. A medium battery provides between 100 and 160 watt-hours (Wh) of power.



Primarily those used in industry. A large rechargeable battery provides more than 160 watt-hours (Wh) of power and may be found in some electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as mobility devices and scooters.

Small electric vehicles


Qatar Airways does not permit small vehicles which use lithium batteries in checked or cabin baggage, regardless of the watt-hour rating of the lithium battery in such devices. Some examples of these vehicles are airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, mini-segways, and balance wheels.

Contact your local Qatar Airways office if you intend to travel with:
Photographic equipment Household goods Gas cylinders
Camping equipment Household cleaners Frozen food
Expeditionary equipment Frozen embryos Automobile parts
Drilling equipment Electrical equipment Diving equipment
Mining equipment Diagnostic specimens Dental apparatus
Ammunition Mercury Musical instruments
Paint Chemicals Aerosol cans