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11 Dec 2018 | 12:24 AM UTC

UAE: Sharjah Airport adds restrictions on baggage

United Arab Emirates News Alert

Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) implements new restrictions on checked baggage dimensions and type effective December 4

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)


Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) announced a new baggage policy that will limit the size and type of checked bags effective Tuesday, December 4. As of December 4, all checked bags must:

  • Have at least one flat surface
  • Be no larger than 75 cm x 60 cm x 90 cm (29.5 in x 23.6 in x 35.4 in)
  • Not be secured with rope or string
  • Be individual bags, not two or more bags taped together

Oversize bags or bags without one flat surface must be checked at the "Oversize Baggage Counter." For bags without a flat surface, repacking services are available for a fee. Other baggage not complying with the abovementioned regulations will not be accepted.


Individuals traveling through SHJ are advised to confirm their checked luggage dimensions and type and comply with all airport authority instructions.


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