Special baggage

Special rules apply to the transport of sports equipment and other special baggage items.


As of April 1, 2022, you will be required to pay a €50 security tax for each firearm (with or without ammunition) or ammunition alone transported into and out of South Africa.

Taking sports equipment on your trip? No problem! Just make sure your equipment weighs no more than 23 kg / 50 lb (or 32 kg / 70 lb in the Business or La Première cabins) and that its total dimensions are 300 cm / 118 in* or under. You will need to get prior approval from our customer service department in some cases. This approval is always required when traveling as a group (10 or more passengers). You must submit your request at least 48 hours before your flight’s departure. The information below applies to flights operated by Air France. Different rules may apply on flights provided by our partner airlines. * On some planes, there are space restrictions in the hold, which means that equipment longer than 180 cm / 70 in is not permitted.