Forbidden and Dangerous Materials

Certain items and materials cannot be carried in your baggage or can be transported under special circumstances.

Please read the following guidelines carefully.

The transport of certain materials and substances can cause irreparable damage to your health and safety, and to the health and safety of your fellow passengers. Please contact our staff for more information, which may not be available in the following guidelines.

Electronic devices

Lithium batteries

You are allowed to carry up to 2 spare batteries or backup batteries outside the portable electronic device, strictly and only in the hand baggage under the following conditions:

  • The lithium content in the lithium batteries is between 2 and 8 grams.
  • Spare lithium batteries are allowed only in the case of PMED medical devices.
  • 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:

  • The lithium content in the lithium batteries is up to 2 grams.
  • Watt-hours of lithium-ion batteries must be up to 100. 

Backup batteries

A backup battery is defined as any material that acts as a source of energy, such as powerbanks, lithium-ion batteries and lithium-metal batteries.

The main requirement is that they can only be carried in hand baggage, by following the instructions below:

the backup batteries should be individually protected, they can either be stored in their original packaging or by insulating their terminals so as to avoid any short circuits (by transporting them in a protective case or separate plastic bag or by placing insulating tape on the terminals).

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Following the official communication from Samsung on issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) advises passengers that for reasons of safety, to not put them inside the checked baggage. Passengers are also advised to keep these devices turned off and do not charge them while on board the aircraft.

You must immediately notify a member of our crew when you notice that your device has been damaged, is hot, produces smoke or has fallen into an inaccessible location.

Electronic cigarettes

The carriage of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices (containing batteries) is allowed only inside the hand baggage.

**It is strictly forbidden to charge the specific devices or their batteries inside the aircraft.** 

Firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles, i.e. devices capable (or appearing capable) of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile.

  • All firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc).
  • Replicas and imitation firearms.
  • Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights).
  • Compressed air guns such as pistols, rifles and pellet guns.
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols.
  • Toy guns of any kind, weapons for beginners.
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns.
  • Cross bows, slingshots, spear guns, slaughterhouse guns.
  • Stunning devices or electro-shock weapons, e.g. cattle prods, taser guns.
  • Lighters in the shape of a firearm.

Sharp objects

  • Small and large axes.
  • Hooks, harpoons and spears.
  • Ice picks, ice skates.
  • Switchblades or stiletto knives with any length of blade.
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6 cm, made of metal or any other hard material, which may be used as weapons.
  • Cleavers, machete knives.
  • Open barber razors and shaving blades (with the exception of disposable or cartridge razors, with blades in a case).
  • Sabers, swords, and canes with a hidden sword.
  • Scalpels, scissors with blades longer than 6 cm.
  • Poles with a metal edge, for skiing or hiking.
  • Blades used for throwing (shuriken).
  • Professional tools, which may be used as pointed or sharp weapons, e.g. drills and bits, box cutters, kitchen knives, saws of any kind, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches, blowtorches.

Blunt objects

  • Baseball and softball bats.
  • Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. police batons, clubs and night sticks.
  • Cricket bats.
  • Golf clubs.
  • Hockey sticks.
  • Lacrosse sticks.
  • Kayak and canoe paddles.
  • Skateboards.
  • Billiard cues.
  • Fishing rods.
  • Martial arts equipment e.g. brass knuckles, clubs, flexible bats, rice flails, nunchaku, kubotan, kubasaunt.

 Explosives and flammable substances

Explosives and flammable substances and devices that can be used (or appear capable of being used) to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of the aircraft, are completely forbidden, including:

  • Ammunition.
  • Blasting caps.
  • Detonators and fuses.
  • Explosives and explosive devices.
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices.
  • Mines and other explosive military stores.
  • Grenades of all kinds.
  • Gases and gas cylinders, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large volumes.
  • Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers / sparklers and toy caps).
  •  Non-safety matches.
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges.
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol.
  • Spray paint in cans.
  • Turpentine and paint thinners.
  • Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content (140% proof).

 Chemicals and toxic substances

It is forbidden to carry chemical or toxic substances, which might endanger the health of the passengers and crew or, in general the safety of the aircraft or personal belongings.

  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet-cell batteries.
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances, e.g. mercury, chlorine.