Articles prohibited or limited for transportation

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. Special regulations are applicable for the transport of these goods.

For safety reasons do not carry dangerous goods, such as those listed below, in all your baggage and on your person.

  • explosives and ammunition (detonators and fuses, blasting caps, smoke generated cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives, mines, grenades and other explosives military stores, replicas or imitation explosive devices)
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics, flares;
  • safe boxes/boxes incorporating goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnics;
  • irritating or offensive materials;
  • compressed gases (e.g. butane, propane, lighter fuel, oxygen);
  • corrosive materials (e.g. acids, alkalis, mercury, batteries);
  • flammamble solids (e.g. matches and articles that are easily ignited);
  • flammable liquids (e.g. acetone, fuel, industrial alcohol over 70% );
  • poisons (e.g. arsenic, cyanide, insecticide);
  • radioactive materials;
  • oxidizing materials (e.g. bleach, nitrates, peroxide);
  • radioactive materials;
  • weapons and firearms;
  • electroshock weapon (e.g tasers);
  • disabling devices;
  • any other material presenting a hazard not covered above such as magnetized, offensive or irritating.

Detailed description on items prohibited in hand baggage:

  • guns, firearms or other devices that discharge projectiles, 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 or CO2 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/ paralyzing effect devices, 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, 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 measured from the fulcrum,
    • material arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
    • swards and sabers;
  • workmen’s tools, 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, 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, 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,

Other Items prohibited in checked baggage:

  • spare batteries
  • e-cigarettes
  • any perishable products and products of animal origin: meat, fish, milk or fresh by-products

Restriction on carriage Electronic Cigarettes in checked baggage:

  • It is strictly forbidden to transport electronic cigarettes in checked baggage
  • Electronic-cigarettes must be carried only in carry-on baggage
  • It is forbidden to use it on board of aircraft or during the flight

Restrictions on Carrying Lithium Batteries on Aircraft

Whether a battery can be carried or not depends on its type, configuration, the quantity and power of the battery (Wh rate for lithium ion battery and lithium content in grams for lithium metal battery):

  • Spare lithium batteries are NOT PERMITTED to be carried in checked-in baggage
    and must be carried only in cabin baggage. All lithium batteries must be removed from carry-on baggage if such baggage can not be accommodated in the aircraft cabin.

    The batteries must be protected from short circuit by taping over the exposed terminals, or by placing it in a separate protective case or strong plastic bag. Spare batteries must not come in contact with metal objects, coins, keys.
  • Lithium batteries installed in equipment may be carried in checked-in baggage. Carry- on baggage is recommended.

    All battery powered devices must be switched off and measures must be taken to ensure that they cannot be accidentally activated when placed in checked baggage ( by taping the activation switch). Devices must not be charged while on board of the aircraft.
  • Damaged or recalled batteries including those contained in equipment are forbidden for transportation.
  • Small electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries like airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, mini-segways, balance wheels, e-bike are not permitted for transportation in baggage.
  • Batteries must not exceed the allowable quantity and size limitations. See below the table:
Wh or LC Configuration Carry-on
and DAA
On one’s
≤ 100Wh or 2g
for personal use
In equipment Yes Yes Yes No
Spares Yes No Yes
>100Wh to ≤ 160 Wh In equipment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spares (max 2) Yes No Yes
>160Wh Not permitted

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Alert

In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, EASA strongly advises passengers to carry these devices only in carry-on baggage and not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft.