What can you take on board the aircraft?

What can you take on board the aircraft?

Because of security reasons, international laws say which items are and which items are not allowed to be shipped via air transport. Additionally, there are items which can be only transported in the registered baggage and which cannot be taken on board as a part of hand (cabin) baggage.

Check maximum size and weight of hand and registered baggage.

The rules and regulations regarding transportation of different kinds of items can differ depending on the airline and the passengers’ destination country. The list below is for reference only. Any airport security officer has the right to demand removal of any item raising doubts, both from hand and registered baggage.

What can and what cannot be taken on board?

Basic rules apply to the transportation of liquids. A maximum of 1 litre of liquids separated into containers of no more than 100 ml can be taken in hand luggage. This applies to i.e. shampoo, mouth wash, body balms, drinks and alcohol. If you want to take something to drink on board, the best solution is to buy it in the departures lounge, after security check.

Items with sharp edges or spikes, which could potentially be used as a weapon, cannot be taken on board in hand luggage either. Medicines and medical accessories which a passenger might need to use when travelling are accepted on board. The details can be found below.

SHARP OBJECTS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Razors

NO

YES

High heeled shoes

YES

YES

Nail clippers

YES

YES

Knitting and crocheting needles

NO

YES

Shavers and razors

NO

YES

Disposable razors

YES

YES

Knives, scissors

NO

YES

Scalpels

NO

YES

Syringes and needles

NO

YES

Ice picks, cork screws

NO

YES

Hand-axes, choppers

NO

YES

 

COSMETICS, MEDICINES AND BEAUTY ACCESSORIES

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Gel or spray deodorants, perfumes

YES*

YES

Creams and other liquid cosmetics (e.g. sun screens, moisturising lotions etc.)

YES*

YES

Eye drops

YES**

YES

Nail polish and nail polish remover (excluding flammables)

YES*

YES

Medicines

YES***

YES

Disposable razors

YES

YES

Liquid soap

YES*

YES

Bath oils, moisturising substances

YES*

YES

Shavers and razors with protected blades (excluding disposable razors with blades protected by cover)

NO

YES

Toothpaste

YES*

YES

Nail files, nail clippers

YES

YES

Make-up foundation/liquid powder

YES*

YES

Make-up remover, toners, lotions

YES*

YES

Mouth wash

YES*

YES

Contact lense solution

YES*

YES

Liquid lip glosses

YES*

YES

Hair straightener, hair dryer

YES

YES

Shampoos, conditioners, soap, gels

YES*

YES

Tooth brush (traditional/electric)

YES

YES

Liquid mascara

YES*

YES

Hair gels and sprays

YES*

YES

* Liquids in hand baggage cannot exceed 100ml each.

** Attention! Eye drops are perceived as necessary medicines. They are allowed to be taken on board provided the container does not exceed 100 ml, however they should be reported separately during the airport security check.

*** Liquid prescribed medicines can be taken on board in hand baggage provided the containers do not exceed 100 ml each and they are necessary for the passenger when travelling for medical reasons. They should be reported separately during the airport security check.

 

 

FOOD AND DRINKS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Alcohol and other liquids purchased in the duty free zone

YES

YES

Alcohol and other liquids not purchased in the duty free zone

YES ***

YES

Cakes, cookies, sandwiches, sweets, biscuits, crisps, nuts, chocolate bars, chocolate boxes

YES

YES

Tea bags or leaves

YES

YES

Yoghurt, whipped cream, custard

YES ***

YES **

Ground coffee or coffee beans

YES

YES

Stock cubes

YES

YES

Drinks purchased before airport security control in containers up to 100 ml

YES *

YES

Drinks purchased after airport security control

YES

YES

Drinks purchased before airport security control in containers exceeding 100 ml

NO

YES

Food items in cans or jars, e.g. sauces, peanut butter, fruit, jelly, cheese, jams, chocolate, honey

YES *

YES

Oriental seasoning (in liquid form, e.g. sauces)

YES *

YES

Cheeses

YES **

YES **

Fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs

YES

YES

Vegetables, fruit

YES **

YES **

Ham, sausages, packed meat, tinned meat

YES **

YES **

Soups, fruit jellies, sauces – in powdered form

YES

YES

* Liquids in hand baggage cannot exceed 100 ml each

** Attention: lack of prohibition of transporting food is valid within the EU borders. Some countries forbid import of unprocessed and fresh foods. E.g. it is not allowed to import most vegetables, fruit, seeds or animal products to the USA or Australia. Such products cannot be imported to EU from outside its borders either. Before your travel make sure if the products you plan on taking with you are allowed. Information about these can be found on official government pages for a given country.

***It is necessary to remember the fact you are only allowed to take up to 1 litre of liquid products in containers not exceeding 100 ml each. Theoretically transportation of alcohol or other drinks is possible, however usually the containers in which the original liquids are sold are bigger, therefore the liquids should be transferred to smaller bottles. Before placing any alcohol in your baggage, check if customs regulations of your destination country, don’t prohibit the import of alcohol.

SPORTS AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Propan-butane gas bottles

NO

NO

Skateboards

NO

YES

harpoons, spears, crossbows

NO

YES

Golf clubs, ski poles, hockey sticks, trekking poles ,

NO

YES

Bowling balls

YES

YES

Gas torches

NO

NO

Pocket torches

YES

YES

Binoculars

YES

YES

Ice-skates

NO

YES

Tents

NO

YES

Flippers

YES

YES

Roller blades

YES

YES

Coal tinder

NO

NO

Swords, sabres

NO

YES

Darts and arrows

NO

YES

Thermos (empty)

YES

YES

Trekking boots

YES

YES

Fishing rods

NO

YES

 

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT        

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Photo camera

YES

YES

Photographic accessories, e.g. monopod etc.

YES **

YES

Ion lithium battery\ies

YES *

NO

Blender, Thermomix

NO

YES

Electric kettle

YES

YES

Epilator, electric shaver

YES

YES

GPS, pagers

YES

YES

Movie cameras

YES

YES

xBox, PlayStation etc. consoles

YES

YES

Mobile phones

YES

YES

Laptops

YES

YES

Chargers for mobile phones, laptops, cameras etc.

YES

YES

MP3 players, Walkmans, DVD and CD players

YES

YES

Hair straighteners, hair dryers, hair curlers and wands

YES

YES

Tatoo equipment

NO

YES

Travel iron

YES

YES

* With a capacity of minimum 100Wh, but not exceeding 160Wh, used for electrical equipment.

** Without sharp edges.

 

TOOLS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

pickaxes, matchets

NO

YES

Small tools with sharp endings

NO

YES

Large car parts, e.g. clutch pressure plates or brake disks

NO

YES

Wire ropes, handcuffs

NO

YES

Mallets, hammers, crowbars

NO

YES

Multitools

NO

YES

Automatic knives

NO

YES

Drills, screwdrivers

NO

YES

 

WEAPONS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Ammunition, bullets,  smoke canisters

NO

YES*

Ball-bearing  and pellet guns

NO

YES *

Martial arts weapon

NO

YES

Blow guns catapults, slingshots

NO

YES

Crossbows

NO

YES

Telescopic baton

NO

YES

Pistols, rifles

NO

YES *

Equpiment for animal slaughter

NO

YES *

* Attention: Transportation of any kind of weapon has to be reported to the airline during check-in

 

FLAMMABLES & EXPLOSIVES

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Detonators, fuses

NO

NO

Dynamite

NO

NO

Fireworks, flares, firecrackers

NO

NO

Grenades, mines, primers, black and smokeless powder

NO

NO

Gas, gas containers

NO

NO

Liquid fuels and other flammable liquids

NO

NO

 

CHEMICAL AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Pepper sprays

NO

NO

Fire extinguishers

NO

NO

Acids, alkalines

NO

NO

Radioactive materials

NO

NO

Compressed gases

NO

NO

Poisons

NO

NO

 

SPECIAL BAGGAGE

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Surfing and windsurfing board

NO

YES

Sowboard, skis

NO

YES

Musical instruments

YES*

YES

Bicycle

NO

YES

Diving equipment

NO

YES

Pushchair or pram

NO

YES

* Depending on size

 

MEDICAL ITEMS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

Blood pressure monitors

YES

YES

Insulin, glucometre, insulin pump

YES

YES

Walking cane without sharp edges

YES

YES

Walking cane with sharp edges, styled to resemble a hatchet etc.

NO

YES

Prescribed medicines

YES **

YES

Liquid medicines or medicines containing liquids or gels

YES ***

YES

Wheelchairs and other devices powered with batteries or accumulators

NO

YES *

Attention! Please contact the airline before your departure in order to establish the detailed conditions of transportation  

** Attention! Prescribed medicines are released from the volume limitations and can be taken on board in greater volume (over 100ml) provided they are necessary during the duration of the flight because of medical reasons. Medicines should be reported separately during the airport security check.

*** Liquids in hand luggage can be taken on board in containers up to 100ml, however liquid medicines available over the counter, but necessary for the passenger during the flight, are released from the volume limitations.

 

OTHER ITEMS

Item

hand baggage

registered baggage

E-cigarette

YES******

YES

Harmonicas and other small musical instruments

YES

YES

Keys (car keys, house keys)

YES *

YES

Corkscrew

NO

YES

Flowers

YES *****

YES

Paintings

YES **

YES

Christmas decorations

YES ****

YES

Figurines, china, glass

YES

YES

Cigarettes

YES ***

YES ***

Umbrella without sharp point

YES

YES

Umbrella with sharp point

NO

YES

Washing powder

YES

YES

Strings for musical instruments

YES

YES

Glasses, pots, dishes

YES

YES

Cutlery

YES ****

YES

Candle holders and decoration brackets

YES ****

YES

Lighters

YES

YES

Light bulbs, fluorescent lamps

YES

YES

* Attention! The item is to be individually assessed by the airport security staff.

** Limitations regarding maximum baggage size varies by airline.

*** The limitation is governed by the tobacco allowance

**** Provided they don’t have pointed endings

***** If the airline allows only one piece of hand baggage, the flowers have to fit inside or be the baggage itself.

****** E-cigarettes cannot be used during the duration of the flight

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