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Which goods are considered to be Dangerous or Hazardous?

Any goods that require a Dangerous Goods Declaration in respect of air travel which is not permitted on an airline in terms of Civil Aviation Authorities and if needs to be flown, requires specialized packaging.

Herewith a list of the most common dangerous goods:

  • Magnets or any magnetic materials, as they affect the aircraft's navigational equipment.
  • Diagnostic specimens, as they may be of an infectious nature, and require special transit arrangements.
  • Camping equipment, such as gas canisters or lighters containing lighter –fuel.
  • Automobile parts, as it may contain oil or ferro-magnetic material.
  • Household goods as it may involve aerosol cans or contain toxic substances.
  • Perfumes or any product that contains a high percentage of alcohol, which makes them highly flammable.


Other items are:

  • All illegal substances and items
  • Antiques
  • Any cash equivalent
  • Bank and/or treasury notes
  • Bloodstock
  • Bullion
  • Cheques
  • Coins
  • Credit cards
  • Firearms
  • Furs
  • Glass products
  • Jewellery
  • Livestock
  • Medical specimens
  • Precious stones
  • Securities
  • Works of art


Citi-Sprint reserves the right to inspect any and all consignments suspected of containing any of the above-mentioned items. It should be noted that failure to comply with the above instructions may lead to confiscation of the shipment as well as legal proceedings. For further information, read more on Section 108 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.