Fri 29.05.2020

Carriage of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer in Passenger and Crew Baggage

Paragraph of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) and ICAO Technical Instructions (ICAO Tis), Table 8-1, set out the allowances for passengers and crew to have in their checked or carry-on baggage medicinal or toiletry articles, which may include articles containing alcohol as follows: IATA DGR (see also ICAO TIs Table 8-1, entry 17):
Medicinal or Toiletry Articles and Aerosols in Division 2.2

Non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles (including aerosols). The term “medicinal or toiletry articles” is intended to include such items as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohols. Aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidiary hazard, for sporting or home use.

The total net quantity of all such articles carried by each passenger or crew member under the provisions of IATA DGR must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is acceptable under the provisions of IATA DGR, however, it should be noted that where passengers or crew wish to have the hand sanitizer in their carry-on baggage that the limit of 100 mL or equivalent per item for liquids and gels in accordance with the aviation security provisions applies.

Regarding the transport of dangerous goods for hand disinfection as well as contaminated blood samples - see BTH A-011