To prevent the introduction onto an aircraft of weapons, explosives or articles likely to be utilized to commit an act of unlawful interference or to avoid articles or substances which are capable of posing significant risk to health, safety or property to be transported by air, the following measures are imposed on departing passengers of the Macau International Airport:
1. Restricted articles
1.1 Passengers shall not be allowed to take the following type and/or quantities of articles onto an aircraft cabin:
1.1.1 Firearms including shotguns, air guns, bolt guns, stun guns, flare pistols and starting pistols, replica or imitation firearms, cross bows;
1.1.2 Ammunition, explosive material, including military, commercial or home-made explosive, explosive devices, detonators, smoke cartridges, grenades, mines and other explosive military ordnance, firework, signal flares, replica or imitation explosive material or devices;
1.1.3 Pointed or bladed items made or adapted to cause injury, flick knives, gravity catch knives, stilettos, daggers, kukris, other knives both real or ceremonial with blades of any length or description, including sheath knives, kirpans and skeandhus, open razors, scalpels, ice picks, swords, sword sticks, umbrellas containing sword blades, harpoons, spears or arrows, professional tools, corkscrews, darts, hatchets, hypodermic needles (excepted as approved for medical purposes), nail clippers with nail file over 6 cm in length (excluding nail file), pointed nail file, pointed scissors, round-ended scissors with blade over 5 cm in length;
1.1.4 Knuckle-dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, sticks, hammers, handcuffs, ropes, martial art devices;
1.1.5 Items containing incapacitating substances, including tear gas, mace and phosphorous acids;
1.1.6 Highly inflammable substances including: more than one lighter or a box of safety matches on person, gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid or liquids in unmarked bottles;
1.1.7 Gas containers and aerosols with a capacity of more than 500 milliliters and/or total net quantity exceeding two liters, carbon dioxide cartridges, fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks (excepted as approved for medical purposes);
1.1.8 Corrosive, toxic and infectious substances, caustic materials, insecticides, paint, tear gas;
1.1.9 Magnetized materials;
1.1.10 Radioactive materials.
1.2 The sale of any article included in the above paragraphs at all airport tenants within the airside shall not be allowed.
1.3 The use of table pointed knives for meal services in all catering outlets within the airside shall not be allowed.
1.4 Steak pointed knives for meal services are not allowed into the cabin.
2. Security control
2.1 Screening of passengers and cabin baggage may be carried out by the use of metal detectors, x-ray devices and other devices, by manual search or by a combination of both.
2.2 Individuals must not be permitted to retain any hand-carried items in their possession during the screening of their person and they should be required to divest themselves of all extraneous metal (keys, cigarette lighters, nail clippers, foil-wrapped objects such cigarettes packs, etc.) prior to being processed.
2.3 Indications of metal on an individual's person in excess of the predetermined level must be resolved. Only upon satisfactory completion of the additional procedures and similar processing of all hand-carried items should such an individual be permitted to proceed beyond the checkpoint.
2.4 Screening personnel should always be alert to the following:
a) carry-on bags and other items which appear to be unusually heavy;
b) false bottoms in carry-on bags and containers;
c) calculators, cameras and similar devices which could be used to conceal weapons and/or explosives;
d) multiple weapons or devices.
3. Handling of removed articles
3.1 After it has been determined that the possession of an article such as one of those described in preceding paragraph 1.1 does not constitutea breach of the law and if it is believed that there is not criminal intent on the part of the passenger, any article included in paragraph 1.1 when detected by the security staff, shall be taken from the passenger.
3.2 If the seized prohibited item presents some risk involving storage, the item will be removed and later destroyed when opportune. The passenger shall be notified by means of an adequate leaflet.
3.3 If the seized prohibited item does not present some risk involving storage, the item will be removed and stored at the Macau International Airport. The owner shall be informed by means of an adequate leaflet that he may reclaim the item within 15 days of the date of seizure.
3.4 In case of articles included in paragraphs 1.1.1, 1.1.3 and 1.1.4, the article should be taken from the passenger and may be transported as checked/hold baggage, subjected to the arrangements of the operators.