Alcoholic beverages

The maximum permitted quantity is 5 L per passenger. The liquid must not exceed 70% alcohol by volume.

Sharp Objects

Pointy, sharp, or penetrating objects; mountaineering ice picks, ice breakers, axes, knives, combat knives, tactical knives, daggers, kitchen knives, letter openers, cutters, scalpels, swords, sabers, foils, machetes, knitting needles, metal scissors (with sharp ends and blades longer than 2.3 inches), single or double-edged straight razors, and other similar objects.

Electronic Equipment

Power tools, manual or electric tools, and gas-powered machines for cutting or welding (drills, portable electric saws, torches, welding guns, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers). High-intensity lamps with bulbs and batteries. Bulbs and batteries must be packed separately and properly labeled. Curling irons and hair straighteners. Harpoons and other underwater weapons, bows, bayonets, arrows, and similar items.

Barometers and Thermometers

You can check barometers and thermometers if you are a representative of the National Weather Service with proper identification and if they are in resistant packaging that is sealed against leaks.

Aerosol sprays

You can check personal care aerosols with a maximum size and weight of 16.9 fl oz and 1.1 pounds. The total size and weight of aerosols must not exceed 67.6 fl oz and 4.4 pounds. Cover the openings to avoid spillage.


Dry batteries installed in wheelchairs or similarly powered equipment that must comply with our security measures


On all flights to the United States, the following powdered substances must go in checked baggage such as:

Make-up, powder and foods such as: ground coffee, mole, spices, milk powder, chocolate and other diet supplements greater than 350 ml. / 12 oz. cannot be transported as a carry on baggage.

Traveling with Smart Bags?

Smart Bags

Smart Bags are a type of intelligent baggage that uses last-generation technology, such as GPS, USB, Wi-fi, an integrated scale and an electronic keychain, among others.

This kind of baggage works with lithium batteries, which is why, due to regulations established by the IATA, there must be security measurements and precautions to be taken, to transport them either as carry-on or checked baggage.


· Smart bags with irremovable lithium-ion batteries won’t be accepted.

· The bag must use a lithium-ion removable battery, no higher than 160 Wh.

· The battery must be removed and transported as carry-on baggage. It must be properly protected, covering the end caps with a non-conductive material to avoid any overheating risk or fire during the flight.

Other Items

If they meet airport security requirements you can check. 

· Electric prods for industrial, commercial, or livestock use and electric items used for self-defense. Pepper spray if the container is not larger than four fl oz.

· Batons, flexible clubs, or other objects similar in weight, material, size, shape, or use. Gun replicas or toys that look like real guns. Throwing stars or similar weapons.

· Decorative figures, trophies, crafts, ceramic or porcelain figures, religious figures, handmade instruments, irons, rappelling and charrería (rodeo) ropes, tortilla makers, and fruit juices.



Gasoline, methanol, kerosene, lighter fluid, spray paints, rubbing alcohol[K1] , adhesives, polishing and cleaning products for ovens and pipes, solvents and related liquids (organic peroxides, nitro-methane, or other additives), and flammable solids (magnesium, hexamine).


Batteries of any kind [K2] (liquid or solid), including for vehicles, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids.


Household chlorine for pools and tubs (hydrogen tetra chlorine[K3]), bleach, and chlorine disinfectants, or any type of chlorine for industrial use.


In compliance with official regulations recently issued, it is not allowed to transport hoverboards and any other type of self balancing boards, that use lithium batteries and/or lithium-ion batteries, due to their risk of potential overheating and becoming a fire hazard.

Hazardous Materials

Chemical, biological, and radiological materials, toxic or infectious substances, and substances classified as dangerous materials (poison, blood, and other bodily fluids, infected biopsies, medicinal or commercial isotopes, drug-testing laboratory samples).

Lighters and electroshock weapons

Pistol-shaped lighters or household lighters exceeding 3.5 inches. Matches.

Electroshock weapons, a.k.a tasers.

Recover your forbidden items

If the airport security staff retrieved a restricted or prohibited item from your baggage, you or a family member may recover it within a 5-day maximum period at the airport of origin, starting from the day of its retrieval.

You must present an official photo ID.

A third party must present a general Power of Attorney and a copy of the owner's official photo ID to recover the item.

Are you traveling with dangerous firearms?

Find out about the requirements and considerations to travel carrying firearms when flying with VOLARIS. Only for domestic flights within Mexico.

Flights within Mexico

The transportation of firearms is allowed only within Mexico. It does not apply to either connection or international flights.

Checked Baggage

They must be transported as checked baggage and, preferably, kept unloaded inside their cage.

Transportation limit for ammunition

There is a transportation limit for ammunition of 11 lbs. (5 kg.) per customer, for a maximum of 10 customers per flight.

Acquired at the airport counters

The charge for this product applies to all customers wishing to transport firearms or ammunition and can only be acquired at the airport counters.

Charge for the service

The charge for this service is per weapon and/or ammunition.


If you plan to travel with firearms, you must arrive at the airport three hours before your flight, notify one of our ambassadors at the Volaris airport counters and tell them that you are traveling with firearms as part of your checked baggage.

You must present a firearm-carrying permit to the local authorities of each airport (Federal Police or Ministry of Defense) that must authorize the transportation of these items.

How much is the firearms service?

For information on the cost of the firearms service, go to our additional services fees section.