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Commission Regulation Passengers and Cabin Baggage

According to the Commission Regulation (EC) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security - 4. PASSENGERS AND CABIN BAGGAGE, 4.4 Prohibited articles:
Passengers shall not be permitted to carry into security restricted areas or on board an aircraft the following articles (according to Attachment 4-C):

(a) 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 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;

(b) stunning devices – devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, 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, peppersprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;

(c) 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 measured from the fulcrum,
  • material arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • swards and sabers;

(d) workmen's tools – tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or tothreaten 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;

(e) 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;

(f) 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.

LIQUIDS, AEROSOLS and GELS

According Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1998 effective 05. November 2015:

On flights within the EU and on connecting flights from the EU, the following regulations apply to liquids in carry-on baggage:

  • Containers with liquids and gel-like products may contain up to 100 millilitres (the printed maximum quantity applies)
  • All containers must be carried in a plastic bag (transparent, resalable, max. capacity 1 litre). One bag per person.
  • The bag must be presented separately at the security check
  • Duty-free items must be presented in a sealed, certified bag
  • Medicines and special food (e.g. baby food) which are needed during a flight may be transported outside the plastic zip-lock bag and must also be presented at security

Articles and plastic bags that do not meet these stipulations cannot be taken on board. Similar regulations for liquids apply to flights to and connections in the USA.

Transporting liquid duty-free goods

Liquid duty-free goods, which have been bought at an international airport or on board an aircraft outside the EU, may be carried through an EU airport if you are changing flights.

Requirement: the goods must be carried in a sealed duty-free bag (conforming to international standards) with the sales receipt clearly visible inside the bag (the bag is sealed at the point of sale).

Before your flight, therefore, please check the website of your departure airport to find out which carry-on baggage regulations are in force there.

Specific baggage or articles falling under the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations may be transported under special conditions, for details see "Dangerous Goods and Prohibited Articles".