Find out what you may and may not pack in your baggage.



Devices like laptops, tablets, cameras and smartphones must always be transported as carry-on baggage. Please note that carry-on baggage may not weigh more than 10 kg (22 lbs) and it must be no larger than the following dimensions: 25 x 40 x 55 cm (10 x 16 x 22 in) (width x length x height).



Batteries used for cameras, camcorders and other electronic devices may only be transported on the airplane as carry-on baggage. Please note that single-cell lithium batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 20 Wh and lithium multiple-cell batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100Wh are prohibited from being transported onboard aircraft.


Smart Bag

Smart bags may only be brought aboard the aircraft as carry-on baggage. Under no circumstances may smart bags be checked.

If your smart bag has a removable battery, you can remove the battery, take it with you in the cabin, and check just the bag.

- Batteries rated higher than 100 Wh are not allowed.

Under no circumstances will a battery rated above 100 Wh be allowed onboard an aircraft. The lithium batteries used in smart bags have a risk of short-circuiting and causing a fire that would be difficult for an aircraft's fire suppression system to control.

Smart BagType of baggageUp to 100 WhAbove 100 Wh
Non-removable batteryCarry-on baggageAllowedNot allowed
Checked baggageNot allowedNot allowed
Removable batteryCarry-on baggageAllowedNot allowed
Checked baggageRemove battery and
take with you as a
carry-on item
Not allowed


Medications and medical equipment

For more information please acess the Individuals with Health Issues section of the website.



Passengers on international flights or passengers going through international airports, even when flying domestically, must follow certain rules regarding the transportation of liquids (including gels, pastes, creams, aerosols and the like) in carry-on baggage. Each passenger may bring only one container of no more than 100 ml (3.4 ounces.) inside a sealed, transparent plastic bag. To learn more about the transportation of liquids on international flights, please visit the ANAC website.

On domestic flights, passengers may transport in their carry-on baggage no more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) or 2 liters (0.5 gallons) of liquids and each container may not exceed 500 g (1.1 lbs) or 500 ml (17 ounces).



Juice, wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages can be transported in both carry-on and checked baggage, as long as they are industrialized, stored in an appropriate leak-proof container, and have been sealed by the supplier.
Alcoholic beverages can only be transported by passengers over 18 years of age. Each person can bring up to 5 liters (169 fl. oz.), as long as each container is no larger than 1 liter (34 fl. oz.). Containers with a broken seal or whose alcohol by volume (ABV) is higher than 70% (140 proof) will not be allowed on the aircraft.
Beverage containers can only be transported as checked baggage with the passenger's authorization. GOL is therefore not liable for damages to these containers. Remember that any checked beverage container will count as part of a passenger's checked baggage.



Deodorants, air fresheners, perfumes, colognes and other aerosol products may be transported in carry-on or checked baggage, provided the total liquid volume does not exceed 2 kg (4.4 lbs) or 2 liters (0.5 gallons) and each item does not exceed 500 g (1.1 lbs) or 500 ml (17 ounces). Please note that aerosol valves must be protected by a cap to prevent leakage.



On international flights, plants may only be transported as freight via Gollog. On domestic flights, you will need to hold the plant throughout the flight, because there is no specific compartment for stowing plants on board. Avoid travelling with odorous plants or plants in pots containing a large amount of water, soil or other substrate. For information on required documentation, please contact the Department of Agriculture of the state to which you are traveling.


Sports equipment*

  • - Surfboards
    Both surfboards and stand-up paddle boards may only be checked if packaged in appropriate covers.
  • - Game Balls
    Game balls should be slightly deflated because changes in air pressure will cause them to expand during the flight. Depending on the size of the ball, it may be transported as carry-on baggage. Bowling balls must be transported as checked baggage and packaged in appropriate bags.
  • - Skateboards
    Skateboards may only be transported as checked baggage and must have some kind of protection. If you do not have a skateboard bag, you may package it in protective material, such as a plastic bag or bubble wrap.
  • - Bicycles
    If the rims of the bicycle are 20 inches or more in diameter, remove the pedals or wrap them in bubble wrap. Then turn the handlebar parallel to the frame (or wrap the ends). Next, remove the front wheel and attach it to the frame. It must be packaged in its original box or a package designed to transport bicycles. Bicycles with rims less than 20 inches in diameter need only be appropriately packaged.
  • - Skis and snowboards
    Both the skis with poles and snowboards must be transported as checked baggage in appropriate packaging. Glasses, gloves and boots may be transported in carry-on or checked baggage.
  • - Kayaks
    Kayaks may not be transported as checked baggage. Depending on their size, kayaks may be shipped with Gollog, GOL’s cargo shipping service. On commercial flights, only the kayak paddles may be transported and then only as checked baggage.
  • - Scuba diving equipment
    Scuba diving equipment, such as masks and flippers, may be transported in carry-on baggage. However, scuba tanks must be empty and shipped with Gollog.
  • - Hoverboards
    Regulatory agencies prohibit the transportation of motorized skateboards, such as hoverboards, on aircraft because the equipment’s lithium ion batteries may cause a fire or explode.

Musical instruments

If the musical instrument is small, it may be transported as carry-on baggage, provided it does not weigh more than 10 kg (22 lbs) weight limit – and it must be no larger than the following dimensions: 25 x 40 x 55 cm, or 10 x 16 x 22 inches (width x length x height). Should the instrument exceed these dimensions, it must be transported as checked baggage. In such cases, remember to pack the instrument in an appropriate, rigid case. You may purchase an extra seat to transport cellos and berimbaus. GOL will not be liable for any damage caused to any instrument or equipment during transport.


TVs and computers*

You can check television sets as baggage during check-in. Television sets must be in their original packaging or appropriately packaged and labeled with "Fragile" stickers. You may check LCD, plasma and LED television sets with a screen size of up to 62 inches, weighing no more than 45 kg (99 lbs.) TV sets exceeding these limits must be shipped via Gollog.
You may also transport a desktop computer as checked baggage, provided it is appropriately packaged and complies with the weight and size restrictions. For easier and safer shipping, we recommend using Gollog.


Home appliances*

GOL does not transport stoves, washing machines or similar items because of the weight and dimensions of these items. But you may ship these items with Gollog. Refrigerators and freezers are not allowed aboard airplanes as they contain a substance that is considered hazardous to aircraft. Mixers, coffee makers and similar home appliances may be transported in carry-on or checked baggage, provided they are appropriately packaged. Microwave ovens may only be transported in checked baggage.


Food and ice

All perishable products and food in general must be transported in leak-proof packages that will not open accidently or emit odors. Fish, crustaceans, shellfish and other kinds of seafood must also be packed inside strong plastic bags inside Styrofoam containers. Ice must be in the form of gel packs or packed in individual, completely sealed, plastic bags to be transported. If you have any questions, please contact GOL Customer Service.

Please note: If your Styrofoam cooler is not suitable for transport in the cabin or is larger than the dimensions allowed for carry-on baggage, it will need to be checked. Any such items that are checked will count as checked baggage.

Some cities can be more restrictive with regard to transporting perishables in carry-on baggage due to local airport authority guidelines.


Valuable items

Valuable items like jewelry, securities, and cash may only be transported in carry-on baggage.


Fragile items

Fragile items will be accepted, provided they are packaged properly. However, should the item be damaged for any reason during transport, the airline will not be liable for any compensation.


Baggage declaration

All passengers may declare the value of an item in their checked baggage before boarding. Simply provide the item's receipt (nota fiscal) and pay a fee equivalent to 35% of the item's value. GOL has the right to check the baggage's contents whenever an item is declared. Valuable objects like jewelry, securities and cash may not be declared as checked baggage.

Note: GOL is only responsible for baggage transported on the flights it operates, not segments operated by other airlines.



Explosives, gases, flammable liquids and certain types of weapons are prohibited on commercial flights. To learn more about these and other prohibited items, please visit ANAC’s website.

Know about hazardous materials:


*Passengers may be prohibited from boarding the aircraft if any kind of irregularity is detected.

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