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Check-in & Boarding


• PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: Photo ID is required for all passengers.

• CHECK-IN: Passengers must arrive for check-in a minimum of 1 hour before   departure. Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure. Failure to turn up for the flight attracts a "NO SHOW" penalty.

• Checked Baggage Allowance: Maximum 20kg

• Any baggage in excess of Checked Baggage allowance is chargeable at an excess fee per kilo.

• Only one piece of hand luggage, not more than 5kg and 35cm x 22cm x 20cm, is allowed in the cabin.

• Overland Airways assumes no liability for fragile, valuable or perishable articles, including camera equipment, telecommunications equipment(mobile phones, PDA's),laptop computers, cash and jewelry; or for damage such as scratches, scuffs, dents, cuts, wheels; or damage due to over packing and manufacturer's defect.

• Passengers must ensure that all baggage is locked, name and address printed/placed on the outside and inside of baggage. Valuable items including cash, medicine and prescriptions should be carried as hand baggage on board the aircraft.

• It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that he/she is in possession of valid travel documents for the Journey i.e. ID card and ticket. This ticket is not transferable.

• Pregnant women who are less than 29 weeks are not required to present a medical report at check-in certifying that they are fit to fly. It is mandatory for pregnant women over 29 weeks to complete the "Pregnant women waiver of indemnity and release form". Otherwise pregnant women over 29 weeks are NOT fit to fly.

• Please reschedule your booking if you change your travel plans. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your onward or return reservation.


Acceptance for Travel

Up to 27 weeks Expectant mother may be accepted for travel provided that there are no prior complications.

Fitness to fly certificate from her treating obstetrician and the Airline clearance is not required.

Between 28 up to 32 weeks Expectant mother with uncomplicated single pregnancy may be accepted for travel provided that there are no prior complications.

· Fitness to fly certificate from her treating obstetrician is required specifying the number of weeks of pregnancy.
· The Airline's clearance is also required.
· Cases of multiple pregnancy / complicated single pregnancy are not allowed.

After 32 weeks · Not allowed

Expectant mothers (in relevant cases) are required to provide a medical certificate stating the following:

  • Fitness to travel
  • Number of weeks of pregnancy
  • Estimated date of delivery
  • Absence of complications (past or present)


  • The certificate must be available on request and should be carried with you at the airport and during the flight in your cabin baggage. Please note that for your safety, if you choose not to carry a medical certificate, Overland Airways reserves the right to refuse you boarding.
  • Passengers are allowed to fly after 48 hours of normal delivery provided they have medical clearance. Newborns are not allowed to fly in the first 7 days of life.

Dangerous Goods

To ensure the safety of the aircraft, there are some items that are not allowed on board and some other items that are allowed only under certain conditions. Read through the list of dangerous goods below to make sure your luggage is safe for travel on Overland Airways If after going through the list, you still have questions, please contact Overland airways customer service at the airports or call any of our reservation numbers. Be sure and be safe!

List of dangerous goods:

Butane (curling iron lighter)
Compressed gas / cylinder
Corrosive items
Dry ice
Fire arms/ammunition
Flammable items
Gasoline powered equipment
Oxidizing materials
Oxygen for medical purposes
Radioactive materials
Seafood (brine)
Security attaché cases
Toiletries (aerosols)


The following are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage:

  1. Wet cell batteries
  2. Lithium batteries shipped in bulk

Exception: wet cell or gel type batteries for powered wheelchairs are accepted as checked baggage, but require special handling procedures.

Butane (curling irons, lighters)

The following are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage:

Curling irons containing hydrocarbon gas are accepted provided the safety cover is securely fitted and items remain limited to one (1) per passenger.

  1. Fuel refills for lighters or curling irons are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage
  2. Lighters are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Compressed gas / Cylinders

The following are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage:

  1. Camping gas, oxygen/propane/nitrogen cylinders, and fire extinguishers are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Exception: Scuba tanks / oxygen tanks / paintball cylinders can be accepted in checked baggage provided the customer can demonstrate that the cylinder is either empty or contains less than 40.6 PSI (280 KPA) of non-flammable, non-toxic gas.

Corrosive items

Acids, alkalis, rust-preventing or removing compounds, sulphur dioxide solution, chemical kits and mercury are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Dry ice

Dry ice is often used in the packaging of perishable items (i.e. fish, seafood) to keep them cool. Items packed in dry ice can travel as either carry-on or checked baggage provided:

  1. The dry ice does not exceed 2 kg (4.4 LB).
  2. The box, carton or container is leak-proof and free of dents or holes.

If you're travelling with dry ice you'll need to arrive at the airport at least one hour before your departure time. Should you decide to check the bag there's a declaration form to be filled out describing the contents of the package and the amount of dry ice in it.

Note: Checked baggage connecting to other airlines is not permitted due to special handling requirements


Any explosive device is strictly prohibited in carry-on or checked baggage. Items include: dynamite, plastic explosives, fireworks, signal flares, sparklers, blasting caps.

Firearms / Ammunition

  1. Firearms and ammunition.
  2. Hunting rifles and shotguns are accepted as checked baggage only, and must be unloaded.
  3. The firearm must be inhibited from being fired by using a secure, locking device mechanism on the weapon.
  4. The firearm must be packaged in a specially designed, non-see through case that cannot be easily broken into during transport.
  5. Before Overland Airways accepts the firearm you must sign a declaration form attesting that the gun is unloaded as well as a limited release form. Restricted firearms such as handguns require government documentation for transport. Consult the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and/or Nigerian Customs for complete details.
  6. Ammunition is only accepted in checked baggage and must be packaged separately from the firearm.
  7. Ammunition allowance is limited to 5 kg (11 LB) per passenger.
  8. Only shells or cartridges are acceptable types of ammunition.
  9. Gunpowder and gunpowder pellets are strictly prohibited
  10. Ammunition must be packed securely in a strong container of wood, metal or fibreboard, plainly marked 'ammunition', or in the original inner carton.
  11. To avoid shock movement, the carton must be placed inside a suitcase and cushioned with clothing.

Flammable items

Items not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage include: Petroleum spirits, oil-based paint, lacquer, stains, shellac, oils, wood alcohol, lighter or heating fuels, paper maché statues/piñatas, matches, charcoal briquettes, and any other ignitable article.

Gasoline powered equipment

Used fuel containers/tanks are not accepted as carry-on or as checked baggage. To transport used equipment contact your local Overland Airways office.

  1. Lawn mowers
  2. Chain saws
  3. Grass trimmers etc.

or any item where the fuel tank is a permanent part of the equipment, only new products in the original unopened packaging can travel as baggage.

Exception: Camping stoves - Overland Airways accepts new camping stoves as checked baggage if they are unopened and in the original packaging. A used stove is allowed as checked baggage only if the fuel tank is detached/removed.

Oxidizing material

Bleaching powder and peroxides are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

  1. Oxygen for medical purposes, personal oxygen cylinders, oxygen generators, and liquid oxygen are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage.

Oxygen for medical purposes

  1. The only acceptable source of medical oxygen for customers who require supplemental oxygen during flight is the Overland Airways Medipak unit.


Oil-based paint, lacquer, stains, shellac, and oils are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage. Exception: tubes of oil-based paint used by artists are accepted provided the customer is in possession of the material safety data sheet confirming a non-hazard and provided the material is packaged in absorbent material and placed in a heavy, plastic leak-proof bag/container.


Arsenic, cyanide, insecticide, pesticide/weed killer and any other types of poisonous substances are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Radioactive material

Radium, plutonium and polonium are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.


Dye witness spray, wild animal spray, mace and pepper spray are not accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Seafood (Brine)

Brine spillage from fish and seafood is corrosive. Lobsters, mussels, oysters etc. must be packaged in leak proof containers and then be packed in plastic bags inside *waxed* cartons. Perishables items require that a limited release form be signed at check-in.

Security attaché cases

Suitcases installed with heat, smoke, gas or dye alarms are not accepted as carry-on or as checked baggage.

Toiletries (aerosols)

Toiletry/medicinal articles including hairspray, medicines containing alcohol, perfume, and cologne are only accepted provided the total capacity of such articles does not exceed 2 litres (2 kg / 75 fl. oz.) and the net capacity of each single item does not exceed 1 LB (0.5 kg / 18 fl. oz).