Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Thermometer - medical

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, you can take digital thermometers with you, they are not restricted but you can only take a single mercury thermometer.

What are the restrictions?

A mercury thermometer must be carried in checked-in luggage only and must be in a protective case

Why is this item restricted?

Mercury is a poison and if taken on board a plane present as a significant risk to passengers and crew.

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?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure 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 good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.