Before travelling, we recommended that you read carefully the detailed rules what items can be carried in your hand baggage:  They can be downloaded here.

Items that are forbidden from being carried in hand baggage

It is forbidden to carry the following in the baggage that you intend to take on board the plane, including but not limited to:

  • Firearms and weapons and other projectile propelling devices
  • Paralysers
  • Objects with pointed ends or sharp edges
  • Working tools
  • Blunt objects
  • Explosives and flammable substances and devices

For a list of the transported items people ask about most often, please see here.

Transporting liquids and gels in hand luggage

Liquids, sprays and gels (drinks, perfumes and creams, shampoos and shower gels, cosmetic sprays, lipsticks, toothpastes and foodstuffs such as soft cheese, pâtés and other), can only be carried in hand baggage if the following conditions are complied with:

  • They are presented separately to be checked outside the baggage during the security check
  • They are enclosed in packages of a maximum volume of 100 ml (100 g)
  • Their volume is originally indicated (they are in their original packaging)
  • They are stored in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum volume of 1 litre

At the same time, liquid, aerosols and gels which are child nutrition or dietary foods required for the duration of the trip can be carried (we recommend that you carry confirmation from your physician or a medical prescription), or they have been purchased from flight-side vendors and are packed in a sealed safety package for the duration of the trip (so-called STEB)

Complete list of items that are forbidden to be carried in hand baggage

Firearms and weapons and other projectile propelling devices

Devices that can be used to cause serious injuries by propelling projectiles, or if they appear that this may be the case, including but not limited to:

  • firearms of all types such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns

  • toy weapon imitations, replicas and firearm imitations that may be confused with real weapons,

  • parts of firearms, except for optical sights

  • firearms operating on compressed air and CO2, e.g. pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns

  • signalling weapons and starting pistols

  • bows, crossbows and arrows

  • harpoons and spears,

  • slingshots and catapults

Paralysers

  • Devices causing shock, such as paralysers (stun guns), tasers and batons with electric paralysers (stun batons)

  • equipment to stun and slaughter animals

  • paralysing and stunning chemicals substances, gases and sprays, such as sprays with vomiting agents, pepper sprays, paprika sprays, tear gas, acidic sprays and animal repellents

Objects with pointed ends or sharp edges

Items that can be used with the aim of causing severe injuries, including but not limited to:

  • items intended for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and picks
  • swords and sabres

  • ice picks and ice axes

  • razor blades

  • cutters with break-off blades

  • knives with blades longer than 6 cm

  • scissors with blades longer than 6 cm measured from the knuckle

  • equipment for martial arts with sharp points or edges

Working tools

Tools that can be used to cause severe injuries or put the safety of the plane at risk, including but not limited to:

  • claw bars

  • drills and drill bits, including portable battery-powered drills

  • tools with blades or handles longer than 6 cm that can be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels

  • saws, including portable battery-powered saws

  • soldering lamps

  • bolt and nail guns

Blunt objects

Items that can be used to hit somebody else to inflict a severe injury, including but not limited to:

  • baseball and softball bats

  • batons or truncheons, such as clubs, truncheons and police batons

  • equipment for martial arts

Explosives and flammable substances and devices

Explosives and flammable substances and equipment that can be used to inflict a severe injury or put the safety of the plane at risk or if they appear to have such an effect, including but not limited to:

  • ammunition

  • detonators

  • detonators and incendiary devices

  • replicas or imitations of explosive devices

  • mines, grenades and other military equipment containing explosives

  • ofireworks and other pyrotechnic products

  • smoke bombs and smoke cartridges

  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Other items

DOther items that can be deemed forbidden due to the nature of their potential use, such as:

  • handcuffs, electrical tape, tape with high-strength adhesion

  • strings of all types

  • various specialised tools and equipment