Prohibited Items

Any person found with the following items will be turned away from the Embassy and denied entry:

  • Electronic items including cell phones, cameras, audio and video players, laptops, pagers, MP3 players, and portable gaming devices.
  • Weapons, ammunition, items that may be confused for weapons, and replicas of weapons including guns, knives, pepper spray, explosives, metal razors, nail clippers, and scissors.
  • Lighters.
  • Sealed envelopes (all envelopes must be opened).
  • Large bags including travel bags, backpacks and briefcases (small handbags will be allowed).

The Embassy does not provide storage for personal items and does not take responsibility for any items you chose to leave with other individuals.

Also, in order to expedite security screening, please do not wear any obtrusive jewelry and do not bring any food or beverages with you.

Please note:  The list provided above is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited based on discretion of the security staff.