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Thursday, January 19, 2017

LIST OF ITEMS BANNED ON PLANE & ITEMS NOT ALLOWED TO SEND IN A BALIKBAYAN BOX


As a passenger, it is important that we know what are allowed and not allowed to bring when traveling via an airplane to avoid problems in our travel.  The Department of Transportation and Communication - Office for Transporation Security (DOTC-OTS) released an updated list of items that are not allowed to bring when traveling via airplane.  Memorandum Circular 2015-02 or the Revised Prohibited Items List, applies to all flights originating within the country and adheres to standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.



As a passenger, it is important that we know what are allowed and not allowed to bring when traveling via an airplane to avoid problems in our travel.

The Department of Transportation and Communication - Office for Transporation Security (DOTC-OTS) released an updated list of items that are not allowed to bring when traveling via airplane.

Memorandum Circular 2015-02 or the Revised Prohibited Items List, applies to all flights originating within the country and adheres to standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.






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On the other hand, with estimated 10 million Filipinos abroad sending balikbayan boxes home becomes tradition especially for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

But do you know what are the items you are not allowed to send in a balikbayan box?




In case you missed it, here is the list according to cargo companies as well as US and Philippine Customs Office.
  • Alcohol/alcoholic drinks
  • Automobile/motorcycle, parts or whole
  • Ceramic tableware
  • Cultural artifacts and pottery
  • Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications
  • Products containing dog or cat fur, as well as animal hide
  • Drug paraphernalia (unless prescribed for medical conditions)
  • Firearms, explosives (including parts)
  • Cheese, Meat, fruits and vegetables (unless canned)
  • Pets, plants, seeds, soil
  • Used clothing of commercial quantity (ukay-ukay or in bales)
  • Pornographic materials
  • Fluids and perishable food items
Incase of doubt you may check with your trusted balikbayan cargo company for other items that's not on the list.

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