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.


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).



Beverages such as juices, wines or beers may be transported in checked baggage, provided they are in their original, unopened containers and placed inside plastic bags. Check with GOL Customer Service for more information on the maximum amount of beverages each passenger may bring.



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 resistant plastic bags inside polystyrene foam 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.


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

You may declare the value attributed to a given item in your checked baggage if it exceeds 1311 in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) (R$ 5,511.30 at the exchange rate on 03/07/17). To do so, you must complete the special declaration of value of checked baggage form, in which you will describe the quantities, items and values. You must also pay an additional fee of 35% of the value of the declared items. GOL has the right to check the baggage's contents whenever an item is declared. Items such as cash, checkbooks, bank documents, securities, bank or credit cards, contact lenses, photography equipment, commercial equipment, computer equipment and software, electronic equipment, fragile items, vital medication, negotiable instruments, personal or business documents, works of art, items of sentimental or inestimable value or other items of similar value cannot be declared and will not be accepted as declared items.

Please note: GOL does not accept declared baggage when the passenger's itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, even flights for which tickets are sold by GOL and that are operated by other airlines.

Click here to download the special declaration form.



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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