Get information on items that are not allowed onboard the aircraft and those with restrictions attached.
It is prohibited by law for passengers to check in or carry dangerous goods on board. This includes but is not limited to:
Note: Some countries/regions may restrict other items in addition to those listed here.
Please contact ANA by phone as early as possible if you are unsure if an item can be checked in or carried on board.
Food and drinks can be checked in baggage as long as they are properly packaged and sealed.
Some alcoholic beverages may be considered dangerous goods depending on the level of alcohol content.
In addition, the requirements for check-in of alcoholic beverages vary depending on alcohol content and volume:
Depending on country or region, checking in alcoholic beverages may be restricted, and duty-free eligibility may vary. Please check relevant information for the country or region in advance.
LAGs purchased at duty-free shops at the departure airport can be carried on board. LAGs must be kept in a sealed tamper-evident transparent plastic bag, and the bag must not be opened. Receipts must be placed inside the bag as evidence of purchase.
For connecting flights, the rules of the country of connection apply to the handling of LAGs, including duty-free items. Once you go through immigration at a connection airport and enter the relevant country, that airport will be considered the departure airport and the rules of that airport will apply.
The final decision on whether such items can be carried on will be made by the security personnel at the departure airport.
Most battery-powered devices can be carried on or checked, except where outlined below. These include but are not limited to mobile phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, electronic book readers, and mobile game devices.
The risk of fire from some lithium battery-powered electronic devices means sufficient caution must be exercised when transporting those items, particularly those subject to recall.
Spare Lithium Ion Batteries
To safely transport an electric wheelchair, please remove all batteries before checking the wheelchair in.
Spare batteries should be packaged carefully, then carried on board.
Dry Batteries (e.g., nickel-metal hydride, nickel-cadmium) are limited to one per person. They must be checked in, as they are not permitted on board.
Lithium-battery-powered electronic cigarettes and their spare batteries can be carried on the aircraft. They cannot be transported in checked bags.
Use of electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices that do not use fire (including those that do not emit smoke) are prohibited on ANA flights. Charging of electronic cigarettes and batteries is also prohibited.
For personal use: 2 kg or 2 liters per person of non-radioactive cosmetic and drug sprays are permitted to be checked in or carried on board in containers of up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 liters. This includes hair sprays, antiperspirant, disinfection sprays, cooling sprays, etc.
For sporting equipment: Each passenger is permitted to check 2 kg or 2 liters in containers of up to 0.5 kg or 0.5 liters. They cannot be carried on board. The contents must not be of flammable or contain toxic gas.
Up to 2.5 kg per person of dry ice used for cooling perishable goods can be checked in or carried on board. Dry ice for other purposes is not permitted.
Up to 5 kg, including the package can be checked in per person. It is not permitted to carry them on board.
One avalanche rescue backpack containing no more than 200 mg of gunpowder, and that uses neither a flammable nor toxic gas, can be checked in or carried on board.
One life vest with small cylinders filled with carbon dioxide gas attached and up to two spare cylinders can be checked in or carried on board. quantity restrictions are 0.5 L or 0.5 kg per container, and 2 L or 2 kg per person.
Experimental drugs in development can be checked in or carried on board if the following conditions are met.
A Phytosanitary certificate issued by the government of departure country is required when bringing plants, including seeds, into Japan. All plants also must be submitted to a plant inspection, according to Japanese law. If no certificate is presented, plants will be disposed of.
Some plants, mostly fresh fruits, are banned from entering Japan. Legal penalties may apply if these requirements are not met.
For more on plants restrictions and bans, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Plant Protection Station website.
TSA regulations limit powders and powder-like substances carried onto aircraft entering the USA. Items containing less than 12 oz. can be carried on. Larger powders must be checked in.