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 service/emotional support dogs that are safely transported in accordance with EVA Air's requirements.
  • Unsuitable for carriage on the aircraft due to its nature, weight, volume, and quantity limitation.

Do not carry Dangerous goods in your checked or carry-on bags

Dangerous goods that endanger the aircraft, persons or property onboard the aircraft

  • Compressed gases: e.g., canned butane, scuba oxygen bottles, aqualung cylinders, paint in spray can, insecticides, propane, hydrogen, acetylene, oxygen bottles, liquid nitrogen, , etc.
  • Corrosives: e.g., acids, alkalis, mercury and mercury-containing devices and wet-cell batteries.
  • Explosives: e.g., munitions, ammunitions, fireworks, firecrackers, flares, etc.
  • Flammable liquids and solids: e.g., kerosene(kerosene stove), lighter fuel, "blue flame" or "cigar" lighters, matches, paints, thinners, lighters, self-heating meals and related flammable solids, etc.
  • Radioactive materials.
  • Briefcases and attached cases with built-in alarm devices.
  • Oxidizing materials: e.g., bleaching powder, peroxides, etc.
  • Poisons and infectious substances: e.g., arsenic, weed-killers, insecticides and live-virus materials.
  • Other dangerous articles such as asbestos, magnetized material, offensive or irritating materials (such as tear-gas, pepper spray, stun guns, Tasers, etc.)

Important Notice!

When you are travelling to, from, or via USA, you must declare any hazardous materials or dangerous goods to the airline. Failure to do so violates U.S. Federal Law. Violators may be subject to a maximum penalty of 5 years' imprisonment and up to $250,000 (49 U.S.C. 5124).

To learn more about Hazardous Material regulation, please visit Pack Safe on FAA website (Opens in new window).

 

Portable Electronic Devices and Spare Batteries

  • Portable Electronic Devices (PED): e.g., Watch, Calculator, Camera, Cellular Phone, Laptop, Video, etc. If devices are carried in checked baggage, measures must be taken to prevent unintentional activation and to protect from damage, and the device must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode). With a watt-hour rating less or equal to 100Wh, each person is limited to a maximum of 15PED and /or 20 spare batteries. The operator approval is required if passenger carry more than 15 PED and/or 20 spare batteries.
  • Limitation for Spare Batteries and Portable Battery Supply Device (Power Bank) : Carry-on baggage only and do not place in check-in baggage! Pack 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. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 grams and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 watt hours. Power Banks are prohibited from carrying if they are not clearly marked with specifications or values.
The calculation for rated power is: Wh = mAh / 1000 x Volt 
Example-- A 20,000 mAh mobile power bank with a voltage rating of 3.7V, then its rated energy is 20000mAh/1000* 3.7V=74Wh.
  • 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. The batteries must be of a type which meets the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. For battery-powered wheelchairs/mobility aids, please refer to Personal Wheelchairs and Other Assistive Devices  for more information.
  • Based on the flight safety concerns, the portable hand-held fan (built-in lithium-ion battery) is forbidden in the checked baggage but carried in carry-on baggage or on one’s person only.
  • The e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products, electronic cigarettes gasifiers, or electronic nicotine supplies carried by passengers must be placed in carry-on bags and forbidden in checked baggage. It is forbidden to use electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products during the flight. 

  • Passengers are not allowed to bring electronic cigarette devices (e-cigarettes) & its liquids (e-liquids) and heated tobacco products into Taiwan by Taiwan Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Customs.

  • Products contain Lead-acid Batteries - We strongly recommend that passengers do not carry or check-in any item or product power by lead-acid battery as there will be a high possibility that it will be rejected during security inspection at the airport (e.g. LED, flashlight and electronic mosquito zapper with rechargeable lead-acid battery). To carry any medical devices or mobility aids (e.g. electric wheelchair) with lead-acid battery please contact EVA Air reservation for approval.

Small Vehicles Powered by Lithium-ion Batteries

These small vehicles are included but not limited to airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, electric skateboard, mini-segway, balance wheel etc.. Due to the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices, EVA Air bans the carriage of these items – with or without batteries - as checked–in or carry–on baggage.

Smart Baggage

Smart Baggage with Integrated Lithium Batteries and/or Electronics: Lithium-ion battery powered baggage which is so-called "Smart Baggage" are the devices include integrated lithium batteries,motors,power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi technology. Effective from Jan/01/2019, if you travel with the smart baggage, please follow the regulations below:

  • The watt-hour rating of the lithium battery exceeding 160 Wh is forbidden for carriage.
  • Baggage where the lithium battery can be removed if it is: 
  • Carry-on Baggage:
  • -- All transmitting functions must comply with "Regulations Governing the Use of Electronic Devices" in inflight magazine.
  • -- The baggage must meet carry-on baggage regulations. 
  • Checked Baggage:
  • -- Lithium-ion battery must be removed from smart baggage and bring it into the cabin. Then the baggage can be accepted as checked baggage. 
  • -- If the smart baggage does not meet the safety requirements, it will be refused at check-in.
  • Baggage where the lithium battery cannot be removed if it is: 
  • -- with a lithium metal content no more than 0.3g or a Watt-hour rating no more than 2.7Wh: Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage (e.g. dry batteries、button cells)
  • -- with a lithium metal content exceeding 0.3g or a Watt-hour rating exceeding 2.7Wh: Not permitted for carriage (e.g. rechargeable lithium batteries、power banks)

Lithium batteries and related electronic devices recalled by the manufacturer/vendor for safety concerns must not be carried aboard aircraft or packed in baggage.

Recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain models of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 from flying, which can cause fires due to lithium batteries. Please visit the Apple webpage for 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program.  If the manufacturer replaces the battery or ensures the safety of the recalled product, the product must be carried only with you (in accordance with the carry-on baggage regulations). 

To learn more about the most updated regulation regarding lithium batteries, please visit DOT Safe TravelFAA Pack Safe or IATA Passenger Dangerous Goods Corner (Opens in new window).

Lighters and matches

  • When you are travelling to, from, or via USA, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows common lighters in carry-on baggage. Torch lighters are banned from carry-on baggage by the TSA.
  • All lighters and matches are prohibited for carry-on and check-in baggage on flights departing from Macau, China and Philippine.

Others

  • When carrying chemical raw materials or substances, you must prepare a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to prove they are non-dangerous goods and gain EVA’s approval in advance. The supporting documents must be carried with the goods. The items need to be sealed in the original factory and have clear label identification. Self-packed or sub-packed items are not allowed. Please contact the reservation staff 48 hours before departure.
  • Sporting pistol, revolver and its munitions are allowed to be carried in checked baggage. Please contact EVA Air for details.
  • Stun guns, compressed spray gas, adjustable Billy, etc. are strictly prohibited in both checked baggage and carry-on while travelling to, from or 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.

For more information, please visit Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for latest prohibited items regulation (Opens in new window).

You can also refer to the regulations published by Taiwan CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration) Provisions for Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers & Crew and Civil Aviation Administration of China according to the rules of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

Liquids/Aerosols/Gels (LAGs) Restrictions

Special regulations:

Medications and special dietary requirements, including baby formula

Duty-free purchases

European Regulations

Please note that a new European regulation on LAG is applicable since Jan 31, 2014. All passengers transiting through a European airport with LAG bought from an airport duty free 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 passengers must show this STEB at security control (just like computers).This also applies to 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 (Opens in new window).

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 (3 oz.) in their carry-on baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs). Please click here for details (Opens in new window).

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.

New regulation of transit within Canada for Duty-free purchases:

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority 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 the duty free regulation on Canadian Government website.

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


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 to use in the cabin

Please refer to Inflight Safety for more information. If you have questions, please consult the cabin crew before using.