Fragile & Perishable Items

Fragile & Perishable ItemsAir Namibia recommends that you do not pack high value, fragile & perishable items in your checked baggage. Air Namibia will accept such items as carry-on baggage (if it adheres to carry-on baggage allowances) and as checked baggage if it adheres to checked baggage allowances. If you choose to pack high value, fragile or perishable items in or as checked baggage Air Namibia is not liable for the loss of, damage to or delay in delivery of such items. Air Namibia’s liability for destruction, loss, delay or damage to checked and unchecked baggage is limited.

Examples of high value, fragile or perishable items for which Air Namibia is not liable or for which Air Namibia’s liability may be limited include, but are not limited to:

  •  Antiques, artifacts, heirlooms, collectibles, religious items and artifacts
  •  Antlers
  •  Backpacks not designed for travel, sleeping bags and knapsacks made of plastic, vinyl or other easily torn material with aluminium frames, outside pockets or with protruding straps and buckles
  •  Business equipment and business samples
  •  CDs, DVDs and MP3s
  •  Chinaware, glass, ceramics and pottery
  •  Computer hardware/software and electronic components/equipment
  •  Items checked in sacks or paper/plastic bags that do not have sufficient durability, do not have secure closures or do not provide sufficient protection to the contents
  •  Items checked in corrugated/cardboard boxes, including cardboard boxes provided by Air Namibia, except for items that otherwise would be suitable for transportation without the cardboard box (e.g., bicycle, garment bag)
  •  Electronic and mechanical items, including cell phones, electronic games; and other related items
  •  Eyeglasses, binoculars, prescription sunglasses and non-prescription sunglasses and all other eyewear and eye/vision devices
  •  Flowers and plants
  •  Garment bags not designed for travel
  •  Irreplaceable items
  •  Items made of paper (e.g., advertising displays, blueprints, maps, manuscripts, business/personal documents, historical documents, photos, books, negotiable papers, securities, etc.)
  •  Jewellery
  •  Keys
  •  Liquids, perfumes, alcohol/liquor, jerkins and Zamzam water
  •  Cosmetics and toiletry
  •  Medicines, medical equipment
  •  Money, gift cards and gift certificates
  •  Musical instruments
  •  Natural fur products
  •  Perishable items such as food (e.g., fruits and vegetables, cheese, fresh or frozen meat or poultry, seafood, baked goods, dry ice, tobacco)
  •  Photographic/cinematographic/audio/video equipment, cameras and related items
  •  Precious metals/stone
  •  Tools, battery powered hand tools, tool boxes/containers, automotive tow-bars
  •  Totally unprotected items such as tennis racquets and umbrellas, either individually checked or tied/strapped to the outside of luggage
  •  Silverware, knives and swords
  •  Watches (timepieces)
  •  Works of art such as paintings or sculptures
  •  Any other similar valuable property or irreplaceable property included in the passenger’s checked or carry-on baggage with or without the knowledge of Air Namibia

Perishable items must not violate agricultural rules for the destination country. Perishable items may be packed in hard-sided ventilated containers with a maximum of 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg.) of dry ice. Air Namibia will not accept perishable items packed in Styrofoam coolers or in containers that include wet ice.