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Allowed and not allowed

After choosing your destination and buying your ticket, comes the time to pack your bags and decide what to take and what not to take with you. Notice that the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) prohibits certain items on board and in order to ensure a safe and comfortable flight for you and all of our  customers, GOL abides by baggage transportation regulations.

Therefore, beverages and fish can only travel as checked baggage. Computers, mobile phones, money, and other valuable items should travel with the passenge r as carryon. No blade weapons are allowed on the airplane, like knives, axes and sickles; nor are fire-arms, like handguns and bombs, or explosive and flammable material, among others.

Be aware of the policy for pets, such as cats and dogs. They can travel on the same airplane as you, but not in the passenger cabin, unless it is guide-dog or service-dog and accompanies a handicapped passenger who is reliant on the animal. 
For more information, see the table below on what can and what cannot be transported on the airplane.

Allowed and not allowed items


Not Allowed

Checked-baggage Carryon

Example: Specimens for analysis.

Example: laptops, netbooks and tablets.

Example: ammunition, pyrotechnic materials, and fireworks.
Armas brancas
Blade weapons
Example: knifes, axes, sickles.
Animais vivos
Live animals

Example: Dogs and cats (except guid-dogs, and service-dogs).
Celular desligado
Deactivated mobiles

Example: mobile phones, smartphones, and other radiofrequency communication devices.

Example: butane, propane and oxigen tanks.

Example: hand guns or bombs.

Example: wines, juices, beers.
Video recorder

Example: Portable, handheld, or HD.
Líquido inflamável
Flammable liquids
Example: liquids that may catch fire, like pure alcohol, gasoline or lighters.
Sharp objects

Example: knives, box-cutters, or any other sharp and sharp-tipped objects.

Example: perfumes and shampoo.
Máquina fotográfica
Example: digital or film, compact or professional.
Sólidos inflamáveis
Flammable solids

Example: that may catch fire, like matches or moth balls.
Restos mortais
Human remains
Example: Bodies and ashes.

Example: notas, cartões de crédito e talões de chequesBills, credit cards, and check books.
Oxidantes e peróxidos
Oxidants e peroxides

Example: like hydrogen peroxide, powder lime, and nitrate or ammonia fertilizer.

Example: body and room deodorants.
Portable devices

Example: electronic readers, tablets, or smartphones..
Tóxicos e infecciosos
Toxics and infectious items

Example: pesticides for cockroaches, rats, or other pests.

Example: Fish, crab and lobster.

Example: gold, pearls, and precious stones.
Radioactive items

Example: substancies that radiate radioactivity, like cesium 157 or cobalt 60.

Example: pills, syrups, and other medication that don't need to be consumed during the flight.

Example: camera, video recorder, and other electronic products.
Corrosive items

Example: that may cause damage and corrode, like mercury or sulphuric acid.
Sports Equipment

Example: Bicycles, surf-boards, skis, snowboards, bow and arrow, kitesurf, and wakeboard.
Miscelâneos ou diversos
Example: dry ice, polymer stones, bacteria, or viruses.

Example: Foodstuff and fuits.

Example: magnets, and other magnetic objects
Perishables and Food
It is important to keep in mind that all perishables and foodstuff, like fish, crustaceans, and other seafood, fresh or frozen, must be placed in leak-proof packaging, so as to avoid accidental exposure or foul smell.
Note that if you are transporting this sort of material, you must place it in leak-proof plastic bags. Next, this bag should be placed in a styrofoam container, also lined in resistant plastic. 

If you are transporting ice, it must be either gel or in individually packaged in completely sealed, airtight, plastic bags. If the packaging is inadequate and may  possibly damage the aircraft, or other passengers’ baggage, GOL can refuse to transport the product. Therefore, follow the instructions and prepare everything correctly so as to avoid surprises.

Clients who want to transport plants on GOL flights need to plan ahead. If you are transporting such materials, consult the competent authorities in advance and check whether authorization documents must be issued to transport your cargo. Check the guidelines in the table below.


Guide to transporting plants
Guide to transporting plants
International flights Domestic flights
Transported in checked bag. Usually transported as carryon, but may be checked under special conditions (depending on plant size and weight).
Check with the Ministry of Agriculture for current legislation and necessary documents for plant transportation. Check with the Department of Agriculture in your state for current legislation and the necessary documents for plant transportation.

If you are transporting plants as carryon please keep in mind:

  • If they are in vases, you will have to take measures to prevent water, soil, or other item from spilling.
  • There is no specific compartment onboard to accommodate plants.  Therefore, you should keep the plant with you during the entire flight. Note that this may cause some discomfort.
  • Use common sense when transporting plants that exude a scent so as not to disturb other passengers.


Passengers on international flights and those going through international airports (flight numbers usually starting with 7), even if in domestic segments, should follow the rules established by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) on transportation of liquids in carryon.
On such flights, to transport liquids like gel, toothpaste, lotion, aerosol, and similar items you should:
  • Make sure that the liquid is in a container of up to 100ml (3.4 oz). Containers larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz) cannot be transported, even if they contain the stipulated quantity.
  • Package the container appropriately and loosely inside a clear, sealed, plastic bag, of up to 1 L (34 oz) and 20 cm x 20 cm (8 in x 8 in).
  • Present the bag for inspection as you come to the X-Ray screening in the boarding area. Present it separate from carryon, laptop, and clothes.
  • Respect the limit of one bag per passenger. Thus, if you need to transport more liquid products, place them in your checked bags.
  • Keep receipts of liquids purchased at well-known stores like Duty-Free at international airports and show them with the boarding pass. In addition, the liquids should be placed in sealed plastic bags. 
GOL may refuse to carry any baggage that may be considered dangerous, inconvenient, or inappropriate for transportation due to size, weight, or characteristics. In this case certain musical instruments, art objects (like statutes, picture, and sculptures), live animals, and fragile or perishables items are subject to company approval. Check GOL's Chat Online for more information.