Can I carry firearms, weapons and ammunition in my baggage when travelling on Qatar Airways flights or when travelling on another airline flight and connecting to a Qatar Airways flight.


Firearms, weapons and ammunition for hunting and sporting purposes may be accepted as checked baggage in accordance with our Regulations but will not be permitted in the cabin. Firearms, weapons and ammunition other than for hunting and sporting purposes are prohibited from carriage as baggage. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives, and similar items may be accepted as checked baggage, in accordance with our Regulations Notification and clearance from the airline is required before transporting sports weapons and ammunition as cargo or checked baggage - can be permitted.

Passengers travelling with other airlines which connect with flights operated by Qatar Airways should declare any firearms, weapons or ammunition upon reaching the Qatar Airways transfer desk, check-in counter or boarding gate. The appropriate import and export licenses must be presented to the airline prior to travel.

Please ensure all weapons are unloaded, securely and appropriately packed. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and be suitably packed. Sports ammunition (in divisions 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only) is limited to a maximum of 5 kg per passenger.




For information on carrying special items click the link below 



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