Items With Conditions Attached to Their Carry-on or Check-in [Japan Domestic Flights]

This page provides information regarding checking in and carrying on alcohol, sprays, or lithium batteries on board. There are restrictions for carrying alcoholic beverages on board depending on their level of alcohol content.

Items With Conditions Attached to Their Carry-on or Check-in

An example list of items not allowed to be checked or carried on board, and a list of items which are allowed to be checked or carried on board under certain given conditions, are posted on the home page of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Please check beforehand to make sure that you are not carrying such items. Please be informed that in the event that it is impossible to confirm whether or not an item can be transported by airplane before the departure time, the request for transport may be rejected.

Lighters Permitted for Carry-on (only one from among the following types of lighters)

  • Cigarette lighters must be carried on the person. Individual passengers may only carry one small cigarette lighter or a small box of safety matches on their person.
Gas Lighters

Disposable lighters (100 yen lighters)

The contents look like a liquid, but it's gas (liquefied gas)

Injection-type lighters

Oil Lighters

Oil lighters with absorbent cotton

Lithium Battery-powered Lighters
  • Only the following lithium batteries may be carried on board: Lithium-metal batteries with a lithium content of 2 g or less, and lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 100 Wh or less. 
  • Please do not charge such lighters inside the aircraft. 
  • Take the necessary measures to prevent accidental activation of the heat producing component.
  • Wrap spare batteries individually to prevent short-circuiting. 

Lighters Not Permitted for Carry-on and Check-in

  • Lighters containing oil tanks, cigar lighters and pre-mixed burner lighters (turbo lighters, jet lighters, lighters producing a blue flame, etc.) are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.  
  • Lighter fuel (gas/oil) is not permitted to be checked in or carried on board. 
  • Lithium battery-powered lighters that do not have a function to prevent accidental activation are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
Gas Lighters

Cigar lighters

Oil Lighters

Oil tank type lighters without absorbent cotton

  • Lighter type that produces a strong blue flame, used for cigars 

Sprays Not Permitted for Carry-on and Check-in

The check-in and carry-on of some types of spray is prohibited by law.

Sprays classified as flammable gas for sport or daily use

  • Sprays for Daily Use
  • Sprays for Sporting Equipment
For example: lubricating oil, paint, varnish, dust-proof spray, etc.
For example: maintenance spray for sporting equipment, wax for skis or snowboards, etc.

Sprays Permitted for Carry-on and Check-in

Non-radioactive Cosmetics and Medicine/Medicinal Products (Including Hairsprays); and Spays for Sporting Equipment and Daily Use (Excluding Those Containing Flammable and Poisonous Gases)

For cosmetics (hairsprays or antiperspirant sprays), medicine/medicinal products (sterilization/disinfection sprays or cooling sprays), and sprays for sporting equipment and daily use (excluding those containing flammable and poisonous gases), 2 kg or 2 liters per person are permitted to be checked in or carried on board in containers of up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 liters.

  • Sprays must have their valve secured by a cap or other adequate method to prevent the content from accidentally leaking out.
  • When checking in non-radioactive cosmetics or medicine/medicinal products and sprays for sporting equipment or daily use together, their combined amount must not exceed 2 kg or 2 liters.

General Electronic Devices with Built-in or Attached Lithium Batteries

Lithium battery is the generic term for lithium-metal batteries and lithium ion batteries.

Handling differs depending to the watt-hour rating (Wh).

  • Watt-hour rating (Wh) = rated capacity (Ah) x rated voltage (V)
[Product examples]

Cell phones, battery chargers for cell phones, wireless radios, transceivers, laptop computers, digital cameras, mobile terminals, portable copiers, printers, hand-held terminals, electronic book readers, mobile game devices, camera equipment, etc.

  • Electric vehicles (hoverboards, electric skateboards, self-balancing scooters, electric bicycles, etc.) are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board due to safety reasons. 
Electronic device

Lithium-metal  batteries containing no more than 2 g of lithium and lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of no more than 160 Wh can be checked in or carried on board without a quantity restriction.

  • Turn off the power of the device completely. (Sleep mode is not allowed.)
  • Please protect the device by packing it in a sturdy suitcase or thick fabric. (To prevent fires from accidental operation or damage)
Spare batteries

Lithium-metal batteries containing no more than 2 g of lithium and lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of no more than 100 Wh can be carried on board without a quantity restriction. They are not permitted to be checked in.

Up to two lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but of no more than 160 Wh can be carried on board. They are not permitted to be checked in.

  • Battery chargers with a lithium ion battery for cell phones are handled as spare batteries. 

Electronic Devices with Built-in or Attached Large-sized Lithium Batteries

[Product examples]

Large-sized camera equipment, electrically-driven robots, etc.

Electronic device

Lithium-metal batteries containing more than 2 g of lithium and lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating exceeding 160 Wh are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Spare batteries

Lithium-metal batteries containing more than 2 g of lithium and lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour rating exceeding 160 Wh are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

[Short circuit prevention measures]

Please take measures such as putting the batteries in their original retail packaging or insulating the terminals (taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch).

[Request for batteries in general]

Spare batteries other than lithium batteries (such as nickel-metal hydride, nickel-cadmium, or alkaline manganese batteries) must be protected from short circuits for safety when being carried on board.

Items with a non-removable lithium battery are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Smart baggage with a removable lithium battery can be checked in and carried on board.
The removed lithium battery should be carried on board. If you would like to carry smart baggage on board, please confirm the size and weight restrictions for carry-on baggage.

From January 1, 2019, it will be possible to check in and carry on board lithium-metal batteries with a content of 0.3 g or less and lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 2.7 Wh or less. (This also includes non-removable lithium batteries.)

What is smart baggage?

Smart baggage refers to baggage containing integrated batteries, which allow for the charging of electronic devices and other functions.

Lithium Ion Batteries

Up to two batteries per person with a watt-hour rating (Wh) of no more than 160 Wh are allowed to be carried on board. They are not permitted to be checked in.

Up to one battery per person with a watt-hour rating (Wh) exceeding 160 Wh but of no more than 300 Wh is allowed to be carried on board. It is not permitted to be checked in.

Batteries with a watt-hour rating (Wh) exceeding 300 Wh are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Batteries installed in the main wheelchair body are not included in the spare batteries.
When removing batteries, package them before boarding so that they will be protected against any impact.

Dry Batteries (e.g., nickel-metal hydride, nickel-cadmium)

Up to one battery per person can be checked in. It is not permitted to carry them on board.

  • Although quantity restrictions are not stipulated in the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's standards, ANA has implemented its own restrictions in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Wet Non-spillable Batteries

Up to one battery per person can be checked in. It is not permitted to carry them on board.

Wet Spillable Batteries

Spare batteries cannot be checked in or carried on board.

Carry-on: Permitted (personal use only)
Check-in: Not permitted

Out of consideration for other passengers, the use of electronic cigarettes, electronic pipes, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery devices, and other smoking devices that do not use fire (including those that do not emit smoke) is also prohibited on board ANA Group-operated flights In addition, the charging of electronic cigarettes and their spare batteries is also prohibited.

Handing of Lithium Battery-powered Electronic Cigarettes

  • Only the following lithium batteries may be carried on board: Lithium-metal batteries with a lithium content of 2 g or less, and lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 100 Wh or less.
  • Take the necessary measures to prevent accidental activation of the heat producing component.
  • Wrap spare batteries individually to prevent short-circuiting.

Plug-in hair curling irons and hair styling tools

Plug-in hair curling irons and hair styling tools can be checked in or carried on board.

Gas hair curling irons and hair styling tools

Gas hair curling irons and hair styling tools filled with hydrocarbon gas, with a safety cover securely fixed to the heat source, can be checked in or carried on board.

  • Up to 1 piece per passenger
  • Refillable gas cartridges are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Battery operated (cordless) hair curling irons and hair styling tools

Battery operated (cordless) hair curling irons and hair styling tools with a removable battery can be checked in or carried on board.
The removed lithium batteries are only permitted to be carried on board.

  • Battery operated (cordless) hair curling irons and hair styling tools with a non-removable battery are not allowed to be checked in or carried on board.

Up to 5 liters per person of alcoholic beverages with an alcoholic content exceeding 24% but no more than 70% are permitted to be checked in and carried on board.

  • There are no restrictions on alcohol beverages with an alcohol content of 24% or less.
  • The alcoholic beverages must be stored in the container in which they were sold.

Used for cooling perishable goods:Up to 2.5 kg per person can be checked in or carried on board.

  • Dry ice for other purposes than that above is not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Ammunition for sports and hunting
Up to 5 kg including the package can be checked in per person. Carrying on board is not permitted.

Only one backpack per person containing no more than 200 mg of gunpowder, and that uses neither a flammable nor toxic gas as compressed gas are allowed to be checked in or carried on board.

  • The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated, and the airbags within the backpack must have pressure release valves.
  • Please provide explanatory documents to prove that conditions are met.

Up to one life vest with small cylinders filled with carbon dioxide gas attached (two cylinders) per person, and up to two spare cylinders can be checked in or carried on board.

Battery operated underwater torches (lights for scuba diving) or soldering irons, etc.

  • Items with their battery removed to prevent accidental operation during transport can be checked in or carried on board without restrictions.
  • The removed lithium batteries are only permitted to be carried on board. 
  • Soldering irons with pointed ends are not permitted to be carried on board. 

Transportation of experimental drugs

Experimental drugs in development can only be checked in or carried on board if the following conditions are met.
As it may take some time for the security check and necessary confirmation, please arrive at the airport with adequate time to spare.

[Conditions]
  1. The passenger has a document stating that it is an experimental drug.
  2. There is no “three-leaf mark” indicating that the drug is radioactive on the outer container.
  3. Security check standards (*) established in the Civil Aeronautics Act of Japan are met.  
    • Liquid experimental drugs need to undergo a liquid inspection or will be opened for inspection in order to allow them to be carried on board. Please note that if the container cannot be opened, the item may not be permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
  4. The quantity restrictions are 0.5 L or 0.5 kg per container, and 2 L or 2 kg per person.
Type of Experimental Drugs Carry-on Check-in
Liquid X-ray inspection, liquid inspection X-ray inspection
Solid X-ray inspection X-ray inspection

Points to Note for Each Type of Baggage

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