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Baggage embargo to/from African routes
Last updated on: 16 Sep 2020

Gentle reminder: TAP  maintains the extra baggage embargo to/from some African destinations as listed below.

During this embargo it is not permitted to book and sell any extra baggage for the following routes and dates:

Having as a final destination Abidjan, Accra, Bissau*, Dakar, Praia, Sao Vicente and Sao Tome:

Summer – from 13 June to 30 August 2020*

Christmas - from 11 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

Easter  - from 19 March to 04 April 2021

*For OXB the Summer embargo applies until 30 September 20


Having as a departure point Abidjan and Accra 

Summer – from 13 June to 13 September 2020

New Year’s –from  26 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

Easter - from 05 April to 12 April 2021


No excess baggage (weight and/or dimensions) or extra luggage will be accepted. Only the baggage that is included on the fare issued and within the regular allowance, i.e,  sum of the three dimensions  (height, width and length) not exceeding 158 cm and maximum weight of 23 kg in Economy class or 32 kg in Business class.

This restriction applies to all tickets, regardless of the type of product purchased or Frequent Flyer status, with the exception of the tap|discount ticket, where one piece of paid baggage (FBAG = first bag) can be added.

Any request of SBAG, XBAG, BULK, SPEQ, AVIH, MUSM, MUSL will not be accepted.

New reservations for travel on those dates and routes (according to the mentioned direction of travel)  will receive status “UC” or “NO”.

When booking connecting flights, “UC” or “NO” messages will only be  sent to the flight of the above mentioned routes.  Feeder or defeeder flights will not receive such status, so be careful not to book an extra bag or service on one of these flights (as it will not be accepted on the African route).

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