Baggage Information

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Restrictions

General Information

There are items that cannot be transported by the aircraft whether carry-on or checked baggage:

  • Items prohibited by laws, regulations or restrictions by countries in your travel itinerary and/or items identified by EVA Air as unsuitable for carriage because of weight, size or nature.
  • Live animals, except for dogs, cats, rabbits and seeing eye/hearing aid dogs that are safely transported in accordance with EVA Air's requirements.
  • Dangerous goods that endanger the aircraft, persons or property onboard the aircraft:
    1. Compressed gases, e.g., canned butane, scuba oxygen bottles, aqualung cylinders, paint in spray can, insecticides, propane, hydrogen, acetylene, oxygen bottles, liquid nitrogen, , etc.
    2. Corrosives, e.g., acids, alkalis, mercury and mercury-containing devices, lead-acid batteries and wet-cell batteries.
    3. Explosives, e.g., munitions, ammunitions, fireworks, firecrackers , flares, etc.
    4. Flammable liquids and solids, e.g., kerosene(kerosene stove), lighter fuel, “blue flame” or “cigar” lighters, matches, paints, thinners, lighters and related flammable solids, etc.
    5. Radioactive materials.
    6. Briefcases and attached cases with built-in alarm devices.
    7. Oxidizing materials, e.g., bleaching powder, peroxides, etc.
    8. Poisons and infectious substances, e.g., arsenic, weed-killers, insecticides and live-virus materials.
    9. Other dangerous articles such as asbestos, magnetized material, offensive or irritating materials (such as tear-gas, pepper spray, stun guns, Tasers, etc.)

Note

  1. Sporting pistol, revolver and its munitions are allowed to be carried in checked baggage.  Please contact EVA Air for details.
  2. Stun guns, compressed spray gas, adjustable Billy, etc. are strictly prohibited in both checked baggage and carry-ons while travelling to/from/via Hong Kong and Macau. If such an item is found with you by the government officers of Hong Kong/Macau, you might face a serious detailed inspection.
  3. Regarding lithium batteries, please note the following regulations:    

       (1) Limitation for Spare Batteries and Portable Battery Supply Device (Power Bank)

            - Protect Individually: The battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g. by placing each battery in its own protective case, by taping over exposed terminals or by placing in plastic bag. 
            - Carry-on Baggage Only: Do not place in check-in baggage. 
            - Although there’s no quantity limitation on lithium-ion battery that is under 100Wh, the number of spare battery must be "reasonable". 
            - If the power bank itself do not list a specification will not be allowed for carrying.

       (2) Without the Approval of the Airlines

            - Portable Electronic Devices (Watch, Calculator, Camera, Cellular Phone, Laptop, Video, etc.)

       (3) With the Approval of the Airlines

            - Maximum two 100Wh-160Wh spare lithium-ion batteries (including Portable Battery Supply Device and Power Bank) per person may be carried in a carry-on baggage on board. Any lithium-ion battery that is over 160Wh is prohibited aboard the plane.

            - Under UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3: Wheelchairs/Mobility Aids with Lithium, Security-Type Equipment, and Portable Medical Electronic Devices

       (4) Products contain Lead-acid Battery

            - We strongly recommend that do not carry or check-in any item or product power by lead-acid battery, there will be high possibility to be rejected during security inspection at airport (e.g. LED, flashlight and electronic mosquito zapper with rechargeable lead-acid battery).

            - Carry any medical device with lead-acid battery please contact EVA Air reservation for approval.

 

You can also refer to the regulations publishedby the Taiwan CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration) according to the rules of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). 

Liquids/Aerosols/Gels Restrictions

Liguids BaggageClick herefor the latest regulations published by the TSA (U.S. Transportation Security Administration) for prohibited items as carry-ons.

Special regulations:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of not more than 100 ml each.
  • These containers must be carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag. The total volume of the bag must not exceed 1 liter.
  • Each person is allowed to carry only one plastic bag.
  • At the security check point, the bag must be removed from your carry-ons and presented to security personnel for visual examination.

Medications and special dietary requirements, including baby formula

  • Are permitted in the cabin baggage
  • Must be removed from cabin baggage and declared to security personnel at the checkpoint.
  • Customers with prescription medicine are advised to bring along supporting documentation (e.g. ID cards, letters from doctors)

Duty-free purchases

  • Duty-free items are subject to the same rules as other liquids, aerosols and gels. Passengers will not be able to carry individual items in excess of 100 ml through the security point. These items will be disposal at the security checkpoints including at transit/transfer points.
  • If your duty-free shopping involving liquids, aerosols and gels (e.g. perfume, body sprays, and liquor), please purchase them after the security checkpoints.
  • When you travel to an international destination with a connection, it is best to buy your duty-free items on the last leg of your trip when you do not need to pass through any more security checkpoints.

 

Europe

Please note that a new European regulation on LAG is applicable since Jan 31, 2014. All transiting passenger through an European airport with LAG bought from an airport dutyfree shop will be affected by a security control of their LAG. All LAG must be within a sealed plastic bag and be kept sealed (STEB:Security Tamper Evident Bag). All passenger must show this STEB at security control (just like computers).This concern also LAG bought on board an aircraft. Please click here for details and make sure your LAG bag is an ICAO standard seal bag with RED BORDER.

 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Inbound international changes

Beginning January 31, 2014, passengers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight are permitted to carry liquids in excess of 100 mL in their carry-on baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs).

Technological advances may allow passengers to keep these liquids in their carry-on baggage, provided they are presented in a STEB and are able to be screened and cleared by Transportation Security Officers at the checkpoint.

Liquids that cannot be screened and cleared will not be allowed to remain in a passenger’s carry-on baggage. Passengers may elect to place these items into checked baggage, if available, or forfeit them prior to entering the secure area of the airport. This may include liquids in opaque, ceramic, or metallic bottles, or other containers that cannot be effectively scanned. Please click here for details.

 

New regulation of transit within Canada for Duty-free purchases:
As of January 31, 2014, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will accept, subject to screening, duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from any airline or airport retailer that are properly sealed in official security bags (as known as STEB) and accompanied by a receipt. Screening officers may open the security bag to screen its contents, and then re-seal it after inspection.
However, you may be asked to give up duty-free purchase if: 
  • Cannot pass the security screening 
  • The retailer did not use an official security bag 
  • The clerk improperly packaged the purchases at the point of sale or did not include the receipt 
  • Passengers opened the bag themselves after making the purchase and before screening 

More than 48 HOURS have passed since passengers made the purchase (official security bags are only valid for two calendar days)

These rules exclusive apply within Canada region. Please click here for more details.

  • Travelers departing from different countries should check the local regulations because LAGs restrictions may vary. You can click here for more information from Taiwan CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration).

     
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Do not pack in your checked baggage these items 

Please do not pack the following items in your checked baggage: fragile or perishable items, items having a special value such as money, jewels, precious metals, any computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities, or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents, or samples.

Items prohibited in the cabin 

Except hearing aids and pacemakers, electronic devices including mobile phones, radios, remote control toys, walkie-talkies, are prohibited in the cabin. Please refer to aviation regulations and consult the cabin crew before using.