Forbidden and Dangerous Materials

Some items cannot be carried in your luggage or their transportation is allowed under special circumstances. Please read carefully and follow the instructions indicated below.

The transportation of certain materials and substances can cause irreparable damage to your health and safety, as well as your fellow passengers. You can contact the staff of our company for further information, the list below may be incomplete. 

Electronic devices.

  • Lithium Batteries

You are allowed to carry up to 2 spare batteries or backup batteries for portable electronic devices per passenger and strictly only in the hand luggage, under the following conditions:

  1. The lithium content in lithium metal batteries may be between 2 and 8 grams.
  2. Spare lithium metal batteries are allowed only in case they are entitled for PMED medical devices.
  3. The Watt-hours of lithium ion batteries may be between 100 and 160.  

For in-device batteries, such as portable electronic devices or personal medical devices:

  1. The lithium content in lithium metal batteries must be up to 2 grams.
  2. The Watt-hours of lithium ion batteries must be up to 100.  
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7

According to the directive of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Samsung's official announcement of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones, Ellinair would like to inform all passengers that have Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones that for safety reasons, they should not place them in checked-in luggage. The phones should be switched off and kept in the passenger compartment and cannot be charged throughout the flight.

We would like to remind you that in case you notice that the device has been damaged, is hot, is creating smoke or has fallen into an inaccessible spot, to immediately inform the crew


  • Electronic cigarettes

It is possible to carry electronic cigarettes, as well as other vaping devices (that include batteries), only in hand luggage. It is strictly forbidden to charge the specific devices or their batteries aboard the airplane. 

  • Backup batteries

A backup battery is defined as any kind that acts as a source of power, such as for example power banks, lithium-ion batteries and lithium-metal batteries. 

The main requirement is that they can only be carried in hand luggage, following the instructions indicated below: the backup batteries should be individually protected, they can either be stored in their original packaging or by insulating their terminals (by transporting them in a protective case or a separate plastic bag, by placing an insulating tape on the terminal) so as to avoid short circuits.


Firearms and other weapons, any item capable, or appearing capable, of firing a projectile or causing injury.

  • Firearms and other weapons, any item capable, or appearing capable, of firing a projectile or causing injury.
  • Replicas and imitations of firearms.
  • Parts of firearms (with the exception of telescopic sights and aiming lenses).
  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns.
  • Flare pistols, starter pistols.
  • Toy guns of any kind, learners' guns.
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns.
  • Crossbows, slings, harpoon guns, slaughterhouse guns.
  • Weapons designed to stun or cause electric shock, e.g. cattle prods, taser guns.
  • Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm.

Pointed weapons and sharp objects.

  • Small and large axes.
  • Hooks, harpoons and spears.
  • Icepicks, ice-skates.
  • Pocket-knives or stilettos with any length of blade.
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6cm, of metal or any other hard material capable of being used as weapons.
  • Meat cleaver, machetes.
  • Cutthroat razors and razor-blades (with the exception of safety blades or disposable razors, with blades in a case) .
  • Sabres, swords and swordsticks.
  • Scalpels, scissors with blades longer than 6cm.
  • Ski and walking/hiking poles.
  • Throwing stars (shuriken).
  • Professional or working tools which might serve as pointed or sharp-edged weapons, e.g. drills and bits, box cutters, kitchen knives, saws of any kind, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, spanners and wrenches, blow-torches.




Blunt Objects

  • Baseball and softball bats.
  • Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. truncheons, night sticks and batons.
  • Cricket bats.
  • Golf clubs.
  • Hockey sticks.
  • Lacrosse sticks.
  • Kayak and canoe paddles.
  • Skateboards.
  • Billiard cues.
  • Fishing rods.
  • Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts.


Explosive and Flammable materials.

Any explosive or highly flammable material which might endanger the health of passengers and crew or the safety, in all respects, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:

  • Ammunition.
  • Blasting caps.
  • Detonators and fuses.
  • Explosives and explosive devices.
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive materials or devices.
  • Mines or other military explosives.
  • Grenades of all kinds.
  • Gases and gas cylinders, 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 grenades or cartridges.
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fuel, alcohol, ethanol.
  • Paint spray cans.
  • Turpentine and paint thinners.
  • Alcoholic drinks with more than 70% alcohol content (140% proof).


Chemical and Toxic Substances.

Any chemical or toxic substance which might endanger the health of passengers and crew, or the safety, in any way, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:
  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet-cell batteries.
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances - e.g. mercury, chlorine.



* Important Update! Following the European Aviation Safety Agency’s advice as well as the official communication from Samsung on issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Ellinair Airline is requesting the passengers who own Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to keep these devices turned off and do not charge them while on board of the aircraft and do not put them inside the checked baggage for security reasons. Passengers are reminded of the need to immediately inform the cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure.  Thank you very much for your understanding.