Permitted and Prohibited Items

All Embassy visitors and their personal belongings must pass through airport-style security screening before entering the building. These lists are not all inclusive and security officials reserve the right to deny entry of items determined to be unsafe or a threat to security.


  • Cellphones, computers, and other electronic devices
  • Media devices such as CD’s, thumb drives, SD cards, headphones, speakers, etc.
  • Cameras or video equipment
  • Flashlights
  • Lighters and matches
  • Weapons or any item which can be used as a weapon
  • Knives, scissors, and other sharp objects
  • Purses and bags larger than 18” x 18”
  • Liquids, gels, aerosols, oils, lotions, makeup, or powder


Declare medical devices before security screening.

  • Small quantities of baby formula, baby food, milk
  • Small quantities of diapers
  • Belts
  • Traditional watches (note that Smart watches and FitBits are not permitted)
  • Keys
  • Non-liquid medication
  • Baby carriers and baby strollers that can be folded small enough to pass through an x-ray machine.