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Folded umbrellas now allowed in carry-on bags on flights

Prohibition lifted on bringing folded umbrellas as hand-carry baggage

Folded umbrellas now allowed in carry-on bags on flights - images via Xiaomi

DOTr now allows folded umbrellas as hand-carry baggage

Manila, Philippines — In an article written by ABS-CBN last October 20, folded umbrellas are now allowed as part of hand-carry baggage, as per the Department of Transportation.

Folded umbrellas now allowed in carry-on bags on flights - images via Xiaomi
Folded umbrellas now allowed in carry-on bags on flights – images via Xiaomi

Normally, airlines allow at least one hand-carry in addition to a large hand luggage, such as a trolley or a large bag or rucksack. There are also prohibited items such as flammable items, oxidizers, power tools, paintball guns, corrosives, infective substances, firearms (other dangerous goods such as fireworks and sparklers, magnetized items, and pointed items such as items knives and folded umbrellas to name a few. There are also few restricted items for checked-in luggages. To know the list of these items, click here.

Last Sunday, the ban was lifted and folded umbrellas are now allowed in both carry-on and checked baggage. However, according to the Office of Transportation Security, cane umbrellas are still prohibited for carry-on bags.

Admit it or not, a lot of Filipinos consider an umbrella a basic necessity especially because of the weather, thus the clamor of some Filipinos in lifting the ban.

In December 2018, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning to travelers that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) lacked aviation security measures. The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has since provided the Philippines with Aviation Security advisors to help develop and implement corrective measures.

The prohibition was made as it can pose as a threat to passengers and the aircraft, as some umbrellas have sharp and pointed components. But due to public clamor to allow the carrying of umbrellas in flights, they’ve decided to lift the prohibition, shares the OTS.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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