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Prohibited & Restricted Materials – Rove Expo 2020

Prohibited Items

These items cannot enter the EXPO 2020 site under any circumstance. May you carry any of them upon arrival to the security checkpoint, they will be seized and disposed of by the EXPO 2020 security team.

Prohibited & Restricted Materials EXPO 2020

Prohibited Items

Additional information if required

All types of Explosive substances and devices


Firearms and Weapons (and their parts, replicas)

Firearms (including replicas, parts or any device suspected to be a firearm). Also includes guns, munitions


Including fake items - Bullets, toy guns

Gas Pistols & Cartridges


Detonator capsules, electrical detonators, electrical

flammables, detonating cord.


All controlled substances

Including those medications on the banned

substance list as per UAE Law.

Daggers, Switch-blades, Knives, and other bladed objects.

All types of knives and bladed items, including pocket knives and knives, carried as part of the cultural dress (excluding the Sikh Article of faith kirpan/ceremonial dagger). Note that some bladed objects may be classified as Exclusions under Tools

of the Trade.

Projectiles, including Boomerangs and catapults.

Unless indicated in the Exceptions section of this policy

Offensive weapons or implements such as bayonets, flick

knives, extendable batons, sharpened combs, modified belt buckles and loose blades modified into weapons.

Anything made or adapted for the purpose of

causing an injury to a person, or for having it for the same purpose.

Flails and Knuckledusters


Electroshock equipment/stun guns



Visitors may not bring alcohol on site. Alcohol may only be brought on site by those holding an Alcohol Permit issued by Expo 2020.

Personal protection sprays such as CS or pepper sprays

CS: a cyanocarbon, is a defining component of tear gas.

Pepper Spray:    a non-lethal defence spray that

irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness.

Fireworks, flares and smoke canisters

Unless indicated in the Exception part of this policy

Bicycles, scooters, segways, rollerskates and other mobile devices not intended for use by Persons of Determination

Exceptions may apply where these devices are considered Tools of the Trade by certain accredited personnel.

Radioactive Materials

Including Uranium, Nuclear Materials

Corrosive Materials

Acids, cleaning materials and paint remover

Jammers, radio scanners, unauthorised radios

As may be indicated by the Telecommunications

Regulatory Authority. May be excluded as Tools of the Trade - see below


Restricted Items

Items that have been identified as restricted for the purpose of Health and Safety or as part of the conditions of site These items may not be illegal but are still restricted for various reasons.

Restricted Items

Exceptions/additional information

Professional filming equipment, professional photography equipment with lenses of over 30 ems

Except when used by accredited media or those on Expo-curated photographic journeys

Food and beverage items

Except for infant food and beverage, any food and beverage items of a special dietary nature, and any food or beverage brought on-site by Workforce (through Workforce PSA only) and organised Schools Groups for personal consumption.Each person is permitted to bring 1 empty bottleless than 1 Litre in capacity

Any device with a laser beam/laser pointers or strobe light

Maybe required by accredited personnel as tools of the trade (eg part of exhibitions, programmed content or events, or for use inrepairs/maintenance)


Except for service and assistance animals. Guide dogs and animals involved in performances and programmed content

 Devices producing excessive noise (vuvuzela, drum, whistle, horns) which may affect comfort and safety

 May be required for programmed exhibitions or events

 Rigid poles and sticks (safety risks to other visitors, will restrict visibility and impinge evacuation)

Except walking sticks required for mobility reason

 Signage and banners containing religious, political, provocative or obscene content

 This includes messaging on clothing and leaflets for promotional use.  

 Items too large to be electronically screened

Except for any mobility equipment required by people of determination

Any items intended for use in ambush marketing atempts

Except for staff uniforms

 Any items bearing the Expo 2020 logo, trade name and/or any kind of trademarks that is suspected to be counterfeit


 Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles

 Use of drones is regulated by UAE civil aviation legislation