Baggage Check-in

Dangerous Items

Items and goods not classified as prohibited for carriage but determined by security staff members as such will be confiscated and stored for subsequent disposal.

Hand Baggage Checked Baggage
Odbaveni Laptops, tablets, cameras, music players (MP3 players, discman), mobile telephones ok ok
Odbaveni Liquids and gels ok
< 100ml*
> 100ml
Odbaveni Knives and scissors with blades shorter than 6cm (does not apply to lock knives) ok ok
Odbaveni Liquid medicines, baby food in the quantity needed for the duration of the flight ok ok
Odbaveni Work tools (drills, hammers, screwdrivers, spanners, etc.), medical equipment no ok
Odbaveni Firearms and imitation firearms (paintball guns, airsoft guns, starting pistols, gas pistols, etc.), ammunition ** no ok
Odbaveni Hockey sticks, golf clubs, ski poles, walking and hiking poles, fishing rods, paddles no ok
Odbaveni Explosives and booby-trapped explosive devices, detonators, consumer pyrotechnics no no
Odbaveni Acids, corrosive substances and flammables no no
Odbaveni Pressure containers and gasses of any kind (e.g., propane and butane mixtures, self-defence sprays) no no
Odbaveni Flammable solid and liquid substances, radioactive substances, toxic or infectious substances no no
* All liquids and gels must be placed in a transparent and re-sealable bag (available for purchase at the airport).
** In compliance with the Firearm and Ammunition Act and the rules for transport of the relevant air carrier.
*** Valuables, if possible, should be transported in hand baggage only. Carriers are not responsible for their damage or loss if transported in checked baggage.

Sample List of Prohibited Items

Items Banned from Transport in Hand Baggage

  • Firearms, their parts and other items having effects similar to them, including, but not limited to: firearms of all types (short and long firearms, pellet guns, shotguns, etc.), replicas and imitations of weapons, parts of firearms of any type, including attachments other than sighting and spotting scopes, compressed air and CO2 firearms (e.g., pistols, pellet guns, rifles and bullet firing weapons), signal weapons, starting pistols, toys imitating weapons of all kinds, paintball guns, crossbows, slings and catapults, harpoons, spears, firearms, bows, crossbows, arrows, lighters in the shape of weapons, etc.
  • Paralyzing equipment, including: stun guns, tasers and batons with an electric stun gun, devices for stunning and killing of game, crippling and incapacitating chemicals, gases, sprays (e.g., sprays with emetic gases, pepper sprays, paprika sprays, tear gas, acid sprays), repellents for repelling animals, etc.
  • Articles with a sharp point or edge, including: articles for chopping (axes, hatchets, chisels), ice picks and and ice axes, razors, break off blade box cutters, knives and scissors with blades longer than 6cm from swivel pin, martial art tools with a sharp point or edge, swords, sabres, daggers, shoes with points, spear gun, ice skates, switchblade knives, flick knives, scalpels, machetes, ski and hiking poles, etc.
  • Work tools, including: crowbars, drills and drill bits, portable cordless drills, tools with a blade or handles longer than 6cm (screwdrivers, chisels), saws, portable cordless saws, soldering lamps, equipment for nailing bolts and nail guns, hammers, pliers and wrenches, etc.
  • Blunt objects, including: baseball and softball bats, batons or truncheons, clubs, police batons, martial art tools, sticks and staves, cricket and golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse bats, tennis rackets, paddles of all kinds, skateboards, billiard and other cues, fishing rods and hook and lines, objects used in combat sports (e.g., spikes, boxers, sticks, batons, flails, nunchaku, assault sticks), etc.
  • Explosives and incendiary substances and devices, including: ammunition, detonators, fuses and incendiary devices, explosives and explosive devices, replicas or imitations of explosive devices, mines, grenades and other military equipment containing explosives, fireworks and other pyrotechnic articles, smokestacks and smoke cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives, gases and gas containers (e.g., butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen in larger quantity), lighters and phosphorus matches, flammable liquid fuels (petrol, diesel, lighter gas, alcohol, ethanol), spray paints, turpentine and paint thinners, alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of more than 70%, etc.
  • Chemical or toxic substances, including: acids, bases and articles containing the aforementioned (e.g., car batteries), caustics or bleaches (e.g., mercury and chlorine), tear gas and other paralyzing substances (e.g. emetic and tear gasses, pepper sprays), radioactive substances (e.g., medical or industrial isotopes), poisons, infectious or biologically dangerous objects and substances (e.g., infected blood, bacteria and viruses), self-igniting materials and substances, fire extinguishers, etc.
  • Liquids, gels, aerosols and substances of similar consistency: Liquids, aerosols and gels are considered to be: water, beverages, syrups and soups, creams, oils, solutions, sprays, perfumes, mascara, hair and shower gels, massage gels, pressure vessels (hair spray, shaving foams, deodorants), pastes, toothpastes, mixtures of liquids and solids, other substances of similar consistency.
All liquids, aerosols and gels may only be transported if the following conditions are met:
  • Liquids, aerosols and gels are removed from hand baggage and presented for security screening (unless presented in the described manner, liquids and gels may not be permitted for transport).
  • All liquids, aerosols and gels are in individual containers holding less than 100ml each and are placed in a transparent and re-sealable bag that has a maximum capacity of one litre.
  • Liquids and gels are to be used during the journey for medical purposes or special dietary requirements, including baby formula. Upon request, passengers are obliged to provide proof of origin and submit the liquids, aerosols and gels for separate special screening. With medicinal products, it is recommended to carry a doctor’s note confirming the need to use the medication.

Items Banned from Transport in Checked Baggage

The following items may not be carried in checked baggage, including: ammunition, detonators and fuses, igniters and incendiary devices, mines, grenades and other military equipment containing explosives, fireworks and other pyrotechnic articles, smokestacks and smoke cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives , gases of any kind (e.g., propane, butane), flammable liquids including petrol and methanol, flammable solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, igniters, fireworks and flares, oxidizers and organic peroxides including bleaches and vehicle body repair kits, toxic or infectious substances including poisons for rats and infected blood, radioactive material including medical or industrial isotopes, caustics including mercury and car batteries, components of vehicle fuel systems containing residual fuel, etc.

Security screening staff members always have the right to ban additional items that are not listed here but raise a substantiated suspicion that they may pose a threat to civil aviation safety.

Most Commonly Questioned Items for Transport

  • Crutches and other mobility medical aids for personal use – permitted in both hand and checked baggage.
  • Camping fuel cartridges and other canisters containing flammable compressed gas – prohibited in both hand and checked baggage.
  • Cigarette lighters, matches and lighter fuel – a box of safety matches or a small lighter are permitted provided that there is only one item per person and it is carried on the person. These items are prohibited in checked baggage. Zippo and Torch Lighters are prohibited in both hand and checked baggage.
  • Umbrellas, parasols and sunshades – regular umbrellas are permitted in both hand and checked baggage. Umbrellas and sunshades large in size are permitted in checked baggage only.
  • Hypodermic needles used for the application of insulin and other necessary medications – permitted in hand baggage. It is advisable to carry medications in their original packaging. A doctor’s note is advisable, but not essential.
  • Marmalade, jam and similar food – when carried in hand baggage, the same restrictions apply as to other liquids and gels. Permitted with no restrictions in checked baggage.
  • Meat products, salami, sausages – if a liquid component is involved, the same restrictions apply as to other liquids and gels when carried in hand baggage. Permitted with no restrictions in checked baggage. However, always check in advance your final destination personal food import rules and regulations.
  • Non-liquid medicines and medications – permitted in both hand and checked baggage.