SECURITY AND CUSTOMS
The safety and security of our travelers, visitors and employees is of the utmost importance.
Departures security screening
All departing passengers will be subject to security baggage screening. X-ray machines are placed at the entrance of the restricted departure area. Furthermore, all hold baggage (check in) and hand baggage will be X-rayed after check-in.
All electrical items such as laptops, mobiles phones, cameras, MP3 players, and entertainment devices may be subjected to additional screening. Please be prepared to remove your electrical items from your travel case to be X-rayed separately.
Liquids permitted in your hand luggage
In line with the international regulations, you can take liquids or gel with 100 ml or less in hand luggage.
For security measures, all liquids must be placed in a see-through plastic bag (provided at the airport).
Travelers with medical conditions requiring needles or syringes will be required to declare them and bring in proof of medical need for authentication purposes.
Prohibited and restricted items
You will be required to disclose and surrender any prohibited items prior to boarding. Airports and airlines are under no obligation to store or return confiscated items.
List of prohibited items in the handbag
The following list includes items that are not allowed on board in the aircraft or areas specified by the security apparatus for reasons of security and safety:
Handguns, firearms and other instruments that fire missiles intended to cause serious harm or material that may be believed to be hazardous, including:
Firearms of all kinds, including pistols and rifles of all kinds. Improper pistols and counterfeit weapons that can be thought of as real weapons. Firearms components, except telescopes. Compressed air and carbon dioxide pistols, Includes small pistols, cartridge pistols, rifles and ball guns. Optical Signal Guns and Tee Guns. Shooting Arches, Bows and Arrows. Underwater hunting rifles and spears. Slingshots and launchers of all kinds.
Electrocution devices designed to stun or immobilize people, including:
Stun devices of all kinds such as stun guns. Stun devices prepared for use against animals. Chemicals and gases that cause paralysis and deficits such as seasoning sprays, pepper, capsicum, acid sprays, repellent sprays for animals and tear gas.
Materials with sharp ends or angles that can be used to cause serious damage, including materials prepared for cutting such as axes, machetes, etc.
Ice axes and shovels, razors and box cutters. Knives with blades longer than 6 cm. Scissors with blades longer than 6cm (measured from axis point). Martial arts tools with pointed ends or sharp angles, swords and daggers, etc.
Working tools that can be used to cause serious damage or threat to the safety of the aircraft, including:
Iron bars. Drilling rigs, hole etc. (includes portable rechargeable electric drill). Tools with blades or sharp heads longer than 6cm so they can be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers, scalpers, etc. Saws, include portable electric rechargeable saws. Burning stoves of all kinds. Nail rifles and installation tools of all kinds.
Blunt tools that can cause serious harm if used to confront another person, including:
Baseball and softball bats. Sticks and batons, such as police batons, leather-clad batons and night sticks. Various martial arts tools.
Explosive materials, incendiary materials and devices that can be used to cause serious damage or threat to the safety of the aircraft, including:
Ammunition of all kinds. Plastic explosives and explosive capsules of all kinds. Explosives and fuses of all kinds. Counterfeit and unreal explosive material. Mines, bombs and military explosive devices of all kinds. Burning materials and fireworks of all kinds. Packaging or smoke cartridges that can emit any type of smoke. Dynamite, gunpowder and explosives of all kinds.
Fluids, Air Fresheners and gels as described in the Guide to Guidance for Security Requirements for Liquids, Air Fresheners and Gel.
It is prohibited on board to take explosive materials, incendiary materials and devices that can be used to cause serious damage or to threaten the safety of the aircraft or on board for security reasons. However, exceptions may exist under special laws under certain circumstances, including: Subject to the operator's consent, certain cartridges or packaging with baggage may be permitted depending on the exceptional circumstances specified in Part 8, Chapter 1, Title "Technical Instructions for Safe Air Transportation of Hazardous Luggage” (Doc 9284)
Plastic explosives and explosive capsules of all kinds. Explosives and fuses of all kinds. Mines, bombs and military explosive devices of all kinds. Burning materials and fireworks of all kinds. Packaging or smoke cartridges that can emit any type of smoke. Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives of all kinds.
- Any other materials that threaten the security and safety of civil aviation.
- If any threating material of the security and safety of aviation is found, it will be confiscated and legal action will be taken with the carrier if necessary.
The Sultanate of Oman has strict laws in governing the import of goods and other items into the country and it is important to identify and adhere to them before you travel to the Sultanate.
After receiving luggage from the baggage claim area, follow the guide signals towards the exit. You will pass through the customs department where all your luggage including handbags (for passengers on international or transit flights) is checked if you have any luggage you wish to authorize, you should do so at this point.