Prohibited articles and regulations for transport of dangerous goods and liquids

We want you to be completely safe on our flight and for this reason it is important that you adhere to the regulations regarding safe entry of liquid substances, hazardous goods and other objects in your baggage.

Forbidden Objects and Hazardous Substances in Baggage Other Objects Forbidden on Flight Travels to and from the USA

You are not allowed to bring onboard a number of objects in your baggage, and there are also objects which may be transported under special conditions.

Find out more about the types of liquid and hazardous substances in the drop-down menu.

Liquids

TYPE OF LIQUID HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Liquids such as:
  • water, juice, tea
  • soups
  • syrups
  • milk and dairy drinks
  • colognes and other liquid cosmetics
  • other types of liquids
YES (see the rules below) YES
Gels such as:
  • shower gel
  • hair gel
  • other types of gels
YES (see the rules below) YES
Pastes such as:
  • toothpaste
  • other types of pastes
YES (see the rules below) YES
Baby food and milk YES (see the rules below) YES
Medicines in liquid, gel or aerosol form YES (see the rules below) YES
Insulin, blood plasma, etc. YES (see the rules below) YES
Aerosols such as:
  • deodorants
  • hair spray
  • other types of aerosols
YES (except for aerosol from subclass 2.2,
for other items see the rules below)
YES

Rules regarding Liquid in Baggage

  • You may bring in liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols only in 100 ml vessels. Any vessel larger than 100 ml shall not be brought into the plane in your baggage even though it may be only partially full.
  • All vessels need to be packed in a plastic transparent bag with a zipper or groove fastener; it may not be larger than 20x20 cm and its volume may not exceed 1 l.
  • This bag must be closed and is checked separately during the hand luggage security check.
  • You are entitled to bring one such bag onboard.

There are exceptions when it is allowed to bring vessels with more than 100 ml of liquid onboard, and these are as follows:

  • Baby food and formula in the quantity necessary for the baby during the flight.
  • Liquids, pastes, gels and aerosols bought in duty free shops in the airport security-restricted areas and packed in a transparent sealed plastic bag which you should not open until you reach your destination. The bag should also have a fiscal receipt for the purchased goods with the travel date.
  • Any medication in the form of liquid, gel or aerosol with the doctor’s report issued by the competent medical institution or authorized doctor’s office.
  • Medical preparations such as insulin or blood plasma with the certificate issued by the competent medical institution or authorized doctor’s office.

Medicines and medical equipment

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Medicines in the form of pills and capsules YES YES
Medicines in the form of liquids YES(see the rules for transport of liquids) YES
Portable medical electronic devices containing lithium metal and lithium-ion cells or batteries, such as:
  • automatic external defibrillators
  • inhalators
  • CPAP device
YES(with prior approval of the carrier) YES(with prior approval of the carrier)
Equipment with liquid oxygen for personal use
such as, e.g. oxygen bottle
NO NO
Medical or clinical thermometer for personal use containing mercury YES(max one piece which must be in protective case) YES(must be in protective case)

Tools, sharp and blunt objects

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Knives and blades longer than 6 cm NO YES
Scissors with the blade longer than 6 cm, measured from the end of the handles NO YES
Other sharp objects such as:
  • objects intended for cutting: axes, hatchets, cleavers
  • axes and ice chisels
  • razors
  • packaging cutter
  • swords
  • equipment for martial arts with a sharp tip: swords and sabres
NO YES
Blunt objects such as:
  • baseball and softball bats
  • sticks and bats, such as, for example, nightsticks
  • leather lined bats
  • equipment for martial arts
NO YES
Tools with a blade or handle longer than 6 cm which can cause serious injuries or present safety threat, such as:
  • screwdriver
  • chisel
NO YES
Other tools such as:
  • levers
  • drills, including cordless portable drills
  • drill bits
  • saws, including cordless portable saws
  • soldering irons
  • staple and nail gun
NO YES

Explosives, ammunition and weapons

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Explosives, ammunition and weapons
  • sport and hunting firearms
  • air guns and carbon dioxide guns, such as guns with pellets, rifles and revolvers
  • toy guns, replicas and imitations of firearms which can be mistaken for real
  • integral parts of firearms, if the present parts cannot be used to assemble a firearm, with the exclusion of telescopic sights
  • toy guns
  • bows
  • arrows
  • crossbows
  • harpoons
  • underwater firearms
  • flare guns if unloaded and starter pistols
  • small slings
  • catapults
NO YES
Firearms (with the exclusion of sports and hunting weapons) NO NO
Explosives such as:
  • explosive capsules
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military devices
  • dynamite, gunpowder, plastic explosive, etc
NO NOfor exceptions see the detailed guide (pdf)
Replicas of explosive devices NO YES

Batteries, electronic devices and wheelchair

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Portable electronic devices with lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries for personal use, such as:
  • mobile phones
  • calculators
  • watches
  • laptops
  • photo cameras
  • video cameras
YES YES
Batteries whose contents can leak and devices charged by these batteries NO NO
Devices charged by lithium-ion batteries with the power of 100 Wh to 160 Wh YES(with prior approval of the carrier) YES(with prior approval of the carrier)
Wheelchair and similar movement devices charged by wet-cell batteries that cannot leak NO YES (with prior approval of the carrier)
Wheelchair and similar devices charged by dry-cell batteries NO YES (with prior approval of the carrier)
Wheelchair and other similar movement devices not being charged by lithium batteries NO YES
(with prior approval of the carrier)
Collapsible movement aids charged by lithium-ion batteries YES
(if the batteries are removed from the aid and with prior approval of the carrier)
NO

Gases and oxidizing matters

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Gases such as:
  • flammable gases
  • non-flammable gases
  • refrigerant gases
  • refrigerant gases
NO NO
Oxidizing matters such as:
  • bleaching powder
  • peroxides
NO NO

Toxic and infectious substances, corrosive substances, radioactive and magnetized materials

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Gases such as:
  • flammable gases
  • non-flammable gases
  • refrigerant gases
  • refrigerant gases
NO NO
Oxidizing matters such as:
  • bleaching powder
  • peroxides
NO NO

We have made a list of objects and substances which most commonly appeared in your frequently asked questions.

If you failed to find the information about the object of your interest, please check one of the following two documents listing and describing all the objects in detail.

Hazardous Substance Baggage Guide (pdf) List of Objects Forbidden to Wear or Put in Hand Luggage or Checked Baggage (pdf)

You may review special rules for flights to and from the USA at the official website of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).