Restricted items

Prepare for any inconvenience

There are certain restrictions which you should take into account every time you travel, even depending on the destination you are flying. Avoid surprises and learn about what items are forbidden or have some restrictions.

Prohibited items in Carry-on baggage

Certain items considered potentially dangerous for passengers and/or their belongings, airline crew or the aircraft, are not allowed in the cabin. These include but are not limited to: inflated balloons or balls, fishing rods, rain sticks, spears, darts, batons, household tools, surgical or sharp instruments, glass and prohibited objects in checked baggage.

According to TSA regulations, it's not allowed during flights to United States to bring on carry-on baggage any powder-like substances in containers of 12 ounces (350 ml) or larger.

Baby formula, prescription drugs and cremated human remains can exceed those limitations as long as they are contained on sealed packages. Any item bought in duty free with these characteristics may be carried in safety bags which cannot be manipulated.

Only baby formula can be brought in open containers like baby bottles and milk containers if they are not larger than 12 oz (350 ml).

Any doubts you have on a specific item, please visit the official TSA (Transportation Security Administration) site, where you’ll find all the information related to what can be in your carry-on baggage.

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Prohibited items in Checked baggage

Objects which are likely to endanger the aircraft, persons or property on-board, are not allowed in the cargo compartment. These unacceptable items are specified in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Flammable liquids or gases (gasoline, paint, gas charges).
  • Firearms or explosives (ammunition, fireworks, signal flares, stun guns), except as otherwise provided by the applicable law. In any case, it is forbidden to carry more than 5 kg (11 lbs.) of ammunition per passenger.
  • Industrial or household products (bleach, aerosols, mercury or solvents).
  • Matches or lighters.
  • Corrosives (acids, wet batteries, etc.).
  • Irritants.
  • Magnetized materials.
  • Oxidizing materials (such as peroxide).
  • Radioactive materials.
  • Chemical substances.
  • Portfolios or cases with installed alarm mechanisms.
  • Poisons.
  • Oxygen.
  • Fire extinguishers and other compressed gas cylinders.
  • Lithium batteries (metal or ion), including those installed on electric skates, self-balancing wheels and electric scooters..
  • Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices..

Also, items which are forbidden to be carried by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any country to be flown to, from, or over; items, which in Interjet's opinion, are unsuitable for carriage because of their weight, size or shape; melee weapons (swords, knives and similar objects), samples, fragile items and perishable products are prohibited as well.

Restrictions in alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic drinks are accepted either in the passenger cabin or in checked-in baggage, as long as the following requirements are met:

  • They were acquired after passing the security check at the airport, in case they are transported as carry-on baggage.
  • They are branded and sealed.
  • They keep the factory seals and the original tag.
  • They don't exceed 70% ABV.
  • Five liters per passenger are not exceeded.


Interjet does not accept in checked baggage, valuables such jewelry, business or personal documents, passports and other identification documents, precious metals or stones, works of art, value stocks, cash, computers, portable audio and/or video players, or any other electronic devices, as well as other items similar to those mentioned above. Interjet is neither responsible of this kind of objects in any case.

While traveling with one of our allies, you are subject to their own luggage policies. Please refer to their website for a proper review..

Firearms and dangerous items

Firearms and munitions should be documented before boarding your flight. You will be charged $1,160 MXN for flights in Mexico or $58 USD for international flights. Then, the Federal Police, National Defense Secretary (SEDENA) representative, Marine Secretary representative, airport authorities, or local authorities will check and authorize each item for travel.

You should consider the following:

  • Traveling with firearms to any domestic or international destination is only allowed with the corresponding permits and documentation.
  • This service is available on all flights within Mexico, and from Mexico to Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.
  • The legal holder will be the only person responsible for handling, unloading, and putting the safety on the firearm.
  • You must fill out a form for each individual firearm being transported.
  • Each passenger with a permit to carry firearms can travel with up to 5kg (11lb) of ammunition or properly packaged cartridges.
  • Each firearm must be transported in its own container or case (not applicable for long guns).
  • Where possible, ammunition will be stored in a different container or case to the firearm.