Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Tasers and stun guns

Can I take this item on a plane?

No. Tasers and stun guns that use electric shocks to cause harm to persons are forbidden.

What are the restrictions?

If you have these types of weapons leave them at home.

Why is this item restricted?

It is a criminal offence to possess these weapons at airports.

Possession of disabling weapons is an offence punishable by a term of imprisonment and may result in:

  • the NZ Police being alerted
  • your arrest
  • you missing your flight
  • the weapon being seized


What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous or prohibited item will be removed.