Aviation regulators on Wednesday issued new guidelines on items that are prohibited in both hand-carry and check-in baggage of travelers.
Following international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Office for Transportation Security issued an updated list of prohibited items or items which cannot be brought or carried in the airport and aircraft, or which are subject to special requirements or instructions from the airlines.
The changes were made in line with new standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) said in a Facebook post.
"The revised list expanded the coverage of prohibited items to include chemicals and other toxic substances," the statement said.
Among the items that passengers cannot bring on their flights are:
- insect repellent spray
Aviation authorities began banning liquid products on planes after terrorists were caught smuggling liquid explosives through a flight to Northern America in 2006.
"Security is non-negotiable. We urge the public to refrain from bringing items that are prohibited in the airport to avoid delays and inconvenience," said OTS administrator Arturo Evangelista.
"If you are unsure whether an item is prohibited or not, you may contact us through email, SMS Hotline, or any of our official social media accounts, or better yet, if it is not that important, we suggest that you just leave it at home," he said.