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The transport of weapons, ammunition, explosives, poisonous, flammable, radioactive and other dangerous items and substances is carried out in accordance with the Legislation and General Aviation Regulations of the Republic of Tajikistan, and International Legal Acts, as recognized by Tajikistan.

In order to insure passenger safety, the following dangerous goods are prohibited to carry in the hold baggage and hand luggage in Somon Air aircraft:

  • Firearms, automatic weapons and gas spray guns;
  • Explosives, pyrotechnic products;
  • Compressed and liquefied gases for domestic use;
  • Flammable solids and liquids;
  • Corrosive or oxidizing materials and substances;
  • Radioactive materials;
  • Magnetized materials;
  • Poisonous, toxicant substances and irritating materials;
  • Other materials and substances that may harm passengers, aircraft or property on board, or may be used as an assault weapon.

Civilian weapons (sports weapon, hunting, and self-defense weapons, except for gas weapons) are allowed to be transported by plane only upon obtaining permission from the competent authorities.

The transported weapon must be checked-in as hold baggage, which is transported separately from the passengers in the hold of the aircraft. Transportation of weapons in the cabin is strictly prohibited. Firearms are allowed to be transported strictly in a discharged state and with appropriate packaging (cases, gun holsters etc.).

The passenger must notify the airline in advance (when booking a ticket) of his intention to carry the weapon. Also, please note that in this case, the passenger must arrive 2 hours prior to departure in order to check-in.

The Aviation Security Officer performs the procedure of acceptance of self-defense and service weapons for transportation, execution of the necessary documents, delivery on board of the aircraft at the airport of departure and issuance of the weapon at the airport of destination.

Transportation of civilian weapons is paid according to the tariffs established for the payment of excess baggage. Service weapons are transported without any charge.

Keep in mind!
Import into the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and export from Tajikistan of service/civilian weapons is carried out with the permission of the internal affairs bodies of the Republic of Tajikistan and taking into account the requirements of the Law “On Weapons” of the Republic of Tajikistan. Imported and exported weapons and cartridges must have a stamp or sign of conformity to the standard (Article 22 of the Law “On Weapons” of the Republic of Tajikistan).

Hunting and sport weapons may be imported by foreign citizens into the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan if they have a hunting contract or an invitation to participate in sporting events and the relevant permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. Weapons must be carried out from the Republic of Tajikistan within the time limits specified by the respective contract or invitation (Article 23, paragraph 2 of the Law “On Weapons” of the Republic of Tajikistan).

It is prohibited to import into the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan all types and models of weapons and their use by foreign citizens in order to ensure personal safety, protect the life and health of others, protect their property, transport goods or use it for other purposes not specified in paragraph 2 of this article, unless a different procedure is provided for by international legal acts recognized by Tajikistan (Article 23, paragraph 3 of the Law “On Weapons” of the Republic of Tajikistan).

In the event that foreign citizens violate the timeframe for the export of weapons from Tajikistan and import into the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as norms of use, this will result in the seizure and confiscation of weapons (Article 23 p.4 of the Law “On Weapons” of the Republic of Tajikistan).

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