Items not allowed to carry in hand baggage

Guns, firearms and weapons 

Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including:

-       all firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc.)
-       replica and imitation firearms
-       component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
-       air pistols, rifles and pellet guns
-       signal flare pistols
-       starter pistols
-       toy guns of all types
-       ball-bearing guns'
-       industrial bolt and nail guns
-       crossbows
-       catapults
-       harpoon and spear guns
-       lighters shaped like a firearm 

Pointed/edged weapons and sharp objects

 Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including:

-       axes and hatchets
-       arrows and darts
-       crampons
-       harpoons and spears
-       ice axes and ice picks
-       ice skates
-       lockable or flick knives with blades of any length
-       knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades of more than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon
-       meat cleavers
-       machetes
-       open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
-       sabres, swords and swordsticks
-       scalpels
-       scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length
-       ski and walking/hiking poles
-       throwing stars
-       tradesmen’s tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon (e.g. drills and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blowtorches).

Stunning devices

 Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

-       devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
-       animal stunners and animal killers
-       disabling and incapaciting chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, peppers sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellents sprays

Blunt instruments

 Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including:

-       baseball and softball bats
-       clubs or batons — rigid or flexible (e.g. billy clubs, blackjacks, nightsticks and batons)
-       cricket bats
-       golf clubs
-       hockey sticks
-       lacrosse sticks
-       kayak and canoe paddles
-       skateboards
-       billiard, snooker and pool cues
-       fishing rods
-       martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts)

 Explosives and flammable substances

 Any explosive or highly combustible substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property, including:

-       ammunition
-       blasting caps
-       detonators and fuses
-       explosives and explosive devices
-       replica or imitation explosive material or devices
-       mines and other explosive military stores
-       grenades of all types
-       gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen) in large volume
-       fireworks, flares (in any form) and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps)
-       non-safety matches
-       smoke generating canisters or cartridges
-       flammable liquid fuel (e.g. petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol)
-       aerosol spray paint
-       turpentine and paint thinner
-       alcoholic beverages exceeding 70 % by volume (140 % proof) 

The EU safety rules in the area of the transportation of liquids, aerosols and gels

The limitation of the transportation of liquids, aerosols and gels (so-called LAG) in cabin baggage applies to all passengers flying from EU countries or transiting via EU countries. The limitation does not apply to LAG purchased at the airport in the area after passport control which has been packaged by the vendor in security packaging (so-called STEB) and LAG purchased in the designated area after the security control.

In addition to (non)alcoholic beverages, the directive pertains to the following LAG:

  • perfumes and creams
  • shampoos and shower gels
  • cosmetic sprays (shaving foam, deodorant, hair spray and so on)
  • lipsticks and lip balms
  • toothpastes
  • foodstuffs (soft cheeses, pâtés and so on)
  • etc.

It is possible to transport LAG in cabin baggage which:

  • have been subjected to an inspection outside the cabin baggage
  • are contained in packaging with a volume of up to 100ml or the volume or weight equivalent (100g)
  • are contained in their original packaging or in packaging which has its volume originally marked

and furthermore LAG without any definition of the container volume which:

  • are designated for infants and children’s nutrition during the flight
  • are curative and part of a prescribed diet for the period of the flight (it is recommended that the passenger should have the medical prescription or confirmation with them)
  • have been purchased from airport vendors and packaged in intact security packaging (so-called STEB)