The Australian Government has imposed restrictions on the carriage of air cargo originating from, or transited through, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Somalia. The restrictions were implemented through legislative instruments which came into effect Saturday 19 December 2015
The air cargo restrictions prohibit airlines from carrying any air cargo that has originated from, or transited through, Syria; Yemen; or Somalia.
Air cargo that has originated from, or transited through, Egypt; or Bangladesh will be prohibited, except for items that are currently exempt from screening under the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005, such as diplomatic bags and smaller items of international mail.
Permitted items – Bangladesh and Egypt only:
The instrument allows airlines to uplift air cargo from Egypt; or Bangladesh that is currently exempt from screening under Australian regulations.
The permitted items are:
mail items under 500 grams;
cargo under 250 grams and shorter than 5mm;
live animals; human remains; biological tissues;
legitimately prepared dangerous goods;
Commonwealth Government articles; and Diplomatic bags
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