Items Unacceptable as Baggage

Fly Jamaica Airways will not transport the following items as baggage.

  1. Items which are forbidden to be carried by the applicable laws, regulations, or orders of any country to be flown from, to, or over.
  2. Items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft. 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. See
  3. Items, which in Fly Jamaica ‘s opinion, are unsuitable for carriage because of their weight, size or character, for example, fragile or perishable items may be accepted at the carrier’s discretion if they are declared, packed in original packaging and clearly marked as fragile and perishable.
  4. Live animals except Service Animals.  See Passengers with Disabilities or check with the Reservations Call centre for more information.Jamaica – For more information contact the Veterinary Services Division at 876-9772489 or  8769772492. To secure a permit, fax a letter of request to 8769770885.
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  5. Under no circumstances may a passenger carry firearms and ammunition on board an aircraft without the following procedures being adhered to.  The carriage of ammunition is subject to the ICAO and IATA regulations mentioned in 2 above. Passengers must have valid firearm licenses and permits of countries of origin and destination which must be produced at check-in. Custom pre-clearance at both arrival and departure countries must be in place prior to passage. Passengers under the age of eighteen (18) will not be allowed to check-in any type of firearm and ammunition.Fly Jamaica Airways prohibits carriage of any firearm and ammunition within the cabin of the aircraft.  However these items may be accepted for transportation as checked baggage.When checking a weapon and or ammunition, passenger(s) must declare to a Fly Jamaica Airways customer service representative that a weapon is being checked. He/she will be required to; read, complete and sign a “Declaration of Surrender of Firearms and Munitions of War” form and produce all customs declaration, applicable valid permits, also permits for entry and exit of countries on their journey.All personal and sporting firearms must be unloaded and suitably encased for transportation. Rifles, handguns and shotguns must be packed in a container specifically designed for the firearm, or in its own lockable hard sided case. Fly Jamaica Airways will not accept for transportation any firearms in cases or luggage that cannot be locked. Passengers may check up to 5kg/11lbs of ammunition as checked baggage only per passenger. Ammunition must be housed separately from the firearm.  The ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer’s original container or metal box that provides for adequate cartridge separation and is specifically designed to carry ammunition.
  6. Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and other similar items may be accepted as checked baggage at the carrier’s discretion, provided they are suitably packed.
  7. The passenger shall not include in the checked baggage fragile or perishable items, money, electronics, jewellery, precious metals, silverware, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, samples, passports and other identification documents. Fly Jamaica Airways will not be deemed liable for loss, damage or spoilage of such items in checked baggage.


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