This varies from airline to airline so you need to check with us to make sure what your baggage allowance is. Children 2-
Checked Luggage – weight concept
From 20kg per person
Domestic& International Economy Class
30kg per person
Business Class – Domestic & International
40kg per person
First Class – Domestic & International
Hand baggage is luggage that you carry on the plane with you, while hold baggage is luggage that you check-
All baggage items, including hand baggage, must be screened, regardless of size.
You should always check size limits with your airline and airport before you travel. Airlines may also have their own rules about the number of bags you are allowed to take on the aircraft. It's best to contact them if you have any questions.
Taking liquids in your luggage
Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold baggage, as there are restrictions on the amount you can take in your hand baggage
all drinks, including water, soup and syrups
cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks
sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
pastes, including toothpaste
gels, including hair and shower gel
contact lens solution
any other solutions and items of similar consistency
If you need certain liquids during the flight, you can take them into the cabin in limited quantities as follows:
containers must hold no more than 100ml
containers must be carried in a single, transparent, re-
contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed
the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
each passenger can carry only one of these bags
the bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point
Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.
One lighter per person may be carried on a flight. Lighters are considered to be liquids and should be put inside the plastic bag or screened separately. You must keep the lighter on your person throughout the flight.
It is very important that you do not:
place it in your hold baggage
return it to your hand baggage after screening
Essential medicines, including inhalers and liquid dietary foodstuffs
You are allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand baggage, but you will need:
prior approval from the airline and departure airport
supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional (e.g. a letter from your doctor or prescription)
Remember to take only what you need for your journey. Extra supplies and larger containers of medicine can go in your hold baggage.
Baby food and baby milk
You are allowed to take baby food, baby milk and sterilised water in your hand baggage. This includes:
soya milk for babies
sterilised water for the baby (must be in a baby bottle)
formula, breast milk or cow milk specifically for babies
baby food of various consistencies
You are allowed to take enough for the journey. In some cases this may be over 100ml. The adult carrying the baby food or milk may be asked to verify it by tasting.
Liquids bought at the airport
You can take into the aircraft cabin any liquids you buy after passing through security, as these items go through a separate screening process. This includes bottled water, wines and spirits and fragrances and cosmetics of any size.
You're allowed to take electrical items (like laptops and hairdryers) in your hand baggage, but they have to be removed and screened separately.
Essential medical equipment
You are allowed to bring medical equipment if it is essential for your journey. The equipment will be screened separately and must be accompanied by supporting documentation from a qualified medical professional, such as a letter from your doctor.
If you plan on travelling with a large musical instrument, you should contact your airline before booking. You may need to make special arrangements, like buying an extra seat. Any musical instrument you bring with you will need to be screened separately
There is no additional allowance for sporting equipment, but it can be carried free of charge as part of your free checked baggage allowance. If the total number of bags is more than your free checked allowance, you will need to pay extra bag charges. Please double check with your agent or the airline direct to make sure if there will be any extra charge for your sporting equipment.
Important information regarding restricted items
Please note that due to the heightened security status in the past, some items have been banned on commercial flights for security. These items are:
Knives with blades of any length
Toy or replica guns
Flammable liquids and solids
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weed killer
Acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
The above are just some of the restricted items for travel, also note that each airport has their own policy on what is allowed and what is not. So before flying out make sure the goods you take with you are allowed on your departure and arrival airports
Please reconfirm your flights as there may be airline schedule changes. Your return flight must be reconfirmed at your destination directly with the airline 3 days prior to your departure.
All passengers 18 years and over have an annual allowance of R500 000. Children under 18 years are permitted R160 000. When purchasing foreign exchange please ensure that you take your air ticket, passport and your latest utility bill with your physical address on.
Valid SA passports are required and your passport must be valid for 6 months after you return. It is a requirement of SA immigration that you have at least 2 blank pages available in your passport when you travel. You may be refused entry into other countries if you do not have 2 blank pages in your passport.
Customs Duty free allowances – returning to South Africa.
These vary from Country to Country so please make sure you double check what they are depending on the destination you are travelling to.
> Cigarettes 200
> Spirits 1 litre
> Cigars 50
> Wine 2 litres
> Cigarettes or pipe tobacco 250g
> Perfume 50ml
> Gifts, Souvenirs R3000
> Eau du Toilette 250ml
Ask your doctor about the necessity of immunisation from disease (e.g. Cholera, Hepatitis, Tetanus, etc.) for the countries you intend to visit. If you have any immunisations done, make sure you receive an International Health Certificate to show at immigration checkpoints and hospitals.