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Airport Security Guidelines for Passengers

   05-10-2018 05:34 PM
We introduce basic information about airport security regulations, these guidelines are for passengers who have flights operated in territory of Vietnam. After completing check-in procedures, passengers will have to move to security control areas and comply with all instructions and requirements of security control staffs, observe security screening process required for passengers and their hand luggage.

Presentation of identification papers

Passengers must present their valid identity card and boarding pass (in paper or on electronic equipment such as telephones, computers, etc.) to the airline security control staff for inspection. .

Aviation security check

Passengers must comply with all instructions and requirements of airport security personnel and observe the aviation security check for passengers and their carry-ons as follows:
a) The airport security personnel will ask the passengers to remove their coats, hats, footwear, belts and other belongings including liquids, electronic devices and place them ina bin going through separate electronic scanning;
b) Passengers are required to place all their carry-ons in bins on conveyors for separate scanning; When their carry-ons are in question, they will be conducted visual inspection or examined by the aviation security personnel as per aviation regulations.
c) Proceed to a nearby point for personal/body screening...electronic and/or manual. Any metal object will generate an alarm, then the aviation security personnel use a combination of hand-held metal detectors and visual inspection;
Important information about aviation security
  • Passengers who refuseto complete security check will be denied boarding.
  • Passengers must abide by the regulations on air safety, aviation security and public order at airports, airfields and airplanes.
  • Passengers who provide false or inappropriate information threatening security, aviation safety (bombs, mines, terrorism ...), disturbance of public order, commit theft or destroying property of organizations and individuals in the area of ​​airports and airplanes, using fake identification papers to be on board ... will be severely punished according to applicable laws or be denied boarding in a stipulated time or at all times.
  • In case of suspicion, passengers’ carry-ons are required to visually inspectat the aviation security checkpoint or at the aviation security office.
  • The aviation security check for those with disabilities, using wheel chairs, ambulances stretchers, implanted medical devices shall be made visually or by other appropriate measures in right places.

Passengers with priority

At airports, there are usually check-in counters for passenger with priority, and these passengers are also prioritized for security check and their boarding gate are arranged in separate areas. These passengers include:
  • People with meritorious contribution to country of Vietnam
  • Business class, Skybossclass passengers
  • VIP / CIP passengers
  • Passengers under Frequent flyer program.
  • The elderly, pregnant women and children

List of dangerous goods prohibited on the person and in carry-ons:

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles designed to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, or capable of being mistaken for such devices, including:
  • Firearms of all types, including pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns;
  • Component parts of firearms
  • Compressed air and carbon dioxide guns, including pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns;
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults
  • Laser gun or laser transmitter facility (except laser presentation pen);
  • Daggers, swords, spears, scimitars, bayonets, knives, fists, maces, bows, crossbows and arrows;
  • Objects, toys like real weapons such as firearms, bombs, mines, grenades, ammunitions, torpedoes, cartridges made of cartridges.
  • Stunning devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:
  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns and stun batons;
  • Animal stunners and animal killers;
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum sprays, acid sprays, animal repellent sprays, and tear gas (Except for the sprays used for disinfecting aircraft)
  • Objects with sharp points or sharp edges capableof being used to cause serious injury, including:
  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers;
  • Razor blades and box cutters;
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm (not including knife handle) or of more than 10 cm with knife handle;
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm or more than 10 cm with handle;
  • Other sharp objects of more than 10 cm which have potential to be used as a weapon;
  • Camera tripod, cane, stick and umbrella with pointed metal handle.
Workers’ tools capable of being used either to causeserious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:
  • Crowbars, hoes, spades, shovels, sickles, chisels, pickax;
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills;
  • Tools with blades or shafts more than 6 cm capable of use as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels;
  • Hammers, wrenches, pliers with a length of more than 10 cm;
  • Saws, saw blades, including cordless portable power saws;
  • Blowtorches;
  • Bolt guns and nail guns.
Blunt instruments capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:
  • Baseball and softball bats; golf-clubs, hockey sticks, billiard sticks, ski sticks;
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks; and
  • Martial arts equipment (blunt, sharp and pointed equipment).
Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft, including:
  • Ammunition;
  • Blasting caps, fuse, detonator;
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices;
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
  • Pyrotechnics, including fireworks;
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges;
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives;
  • Gasoline, fuel oil, fuel for cigarette lighters, unsafe matches (“Strike anywhere” matches) contain liquid oxygen.

List of dangerous goods prohibited for carriage in checked baggage into aircraft

Ammunition*, with the approval of the operator, certain cartridges may be permitted for transport in hold baggage under conditions specified in Part 8, Chapter 1, 1.1.2, of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284);
  • Blasting caps, fuse, detonator;
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
  • Pyrotechnics, including fireworks;
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.
  • Gasoline, fuel oil, fuel for cigarette lighters, unsafe matches (“Strike anywhere” matches) contain liquid oxygen.
  • Not applicable to souvenirs made from ammunition cartridges

Carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) on the person and in checked-in baggage for international flights.

Each passenger shall carry no more than one liter of LAGs on the person and carry-ons; LAGs  must be in containers of 100 ml or less and should be completely sealed.
  • Not applicable to LAGs such as medication and baby milk and baby food if following conditions are met:
  • Medication attached by prescriptions clearly stating full name and address of medical practitioner, full name of medication users should be as same as full name of passengers;
  • Baby milk and baby food is only permitted for passengers traveling with children an infants.
  • Duty-free LAGs purchased at the airport in the security restricted areas in international flights are permitted to be carried in the person or in carry-ons without capacity limitation and need to be packed in a Security Tamper-Evident Bags.