Forbidden items

Liquids in hand baggage

Due to safety reasons, transportation of liquids in hand luggage is subject to strict regulations and scrutiny.
Liquids include: gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures, toothpastes, hair gels, drinks, syrups, contents of pressurized containers (shaving foams, deodorants and similar articles).
Only the following liquids may be carried as hand luggage and they must be presented at security checkpoint:
  • Duty free in a sealed security bag. The item and the receipt must remain sealed inside the security bag provided at the time of purchase.
  • Liquids in containers of 100ml or less packed in a single, transparent, re-sealable 1-litre plastic bag.
  • Medicines and special dietary products e.g. baby food
All other liquids must be placed in your checked (hold) luggage.

Forbidden items in hand and checked baggage

Hand baggage - list of prohibited articles

Without prejudice to security regulations, passengers are not allowed to enter the following items into the security restricted area and the cabin of an aircraft:

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles
— devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • compressed air and CO 2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • bows, cross bows and arrows
  • harpoon guns and spear guns
  • slingshots and catapults
Stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:
  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • animal stunners and animal killers
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays
Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:
  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • ice axes and ice picks
  • razor blades
  • box cutters
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • swords and sabres

Workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • crowbars
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • blowtorches
  • bolt guns and nail guns

Blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • baseball and softball bats
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • martial arts equipment
Explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
  • ammunition
  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • replica or imitation explosive devices
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Hold baggage - list of prohibited articles

Firearms and other devices shooting ammunition of missiles – devices capable or appearing capable of inflicting serious injuries, such as:
  • ammunition
  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Dangerous goods

Air transportation of objects/items classified as dangerous goods is implemented according to specific international regulations (Technical instructions for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air ICAO Doc 9284AN/905), regulating specific exceptions from hand or hold luggage restrictions. 

For safety reasons it is forbidden for you to carry any dangerous goods items, such as:
  • Disabling devices, e.g. mace, pepper spray, etc.
  • Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc.
  • Most of security-type briefcase, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material
  • Explosives, e.g. ammunition, fireworks, flares, etc.
  • Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable and poisonous), e.g. butane, propane, camping gas
  • oxygen bottles, aqualung, etc.
  • Flammable liquids and solids, e.g. acetone, lighter fuel, paints, cleaning spirit, matches, etc.
  • Oxidizing materials and peroxides, e.g. bleaching agents
  • Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances, e.g. arsenic, cyanide, insecticides, mercury, bacteria and virus cultures etc.
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive materials, e.g. acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, etc.
  • Other articles, such as magnetized materials, noxious, offensive or irritating materials

There are, however, certain exceptions for personal care, medical needs, sporting equipment, and items to support physically disabled passengers.

In accordance with security requirements, liquids are subject to even more restrictive quantity limitations when carried in passenger cabin. Please check hand baggage security rules. Fire arms, replicas of weapons, daggers, (flick) knives and other offensive looking articles are also forbidden to be carried in the passenger cabin.

Note: Electronic, simulated smoking materials (cigarettes, pipes, cigars) are prohibited from use on board by passengers at all times.


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