Commission Regulation Passengers and Cabin Baggage

In accordance with Regulation (EC) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 to establish detailed measures for the implementation of the Commission’s common basic standards on aviation security -4. PASSENGERS AND HAND LUGGAGE, 4.4 Prohibited articles - Passengers must not (according to Attachment 4-C) carry the following articles into security restricted areas or on board an aircraft:

(a) guns, firearms and other devices that are designed to discharge projectiles – devices capable, or appearing capable of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • firearms of any kind, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles or shotguns,
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms which might be mistaken for real weapons,
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
  • compressed air or CO₂ guns, such as air pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
  • bows, crossbows 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
  • Chemicals, gases and sprays, such as irritant gas, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays, designed to disable or incapacitate.

(c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge which can be used to cause serious injury, including:

  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,
  • ice axes and ice picks,
  • razor blades
  • carpet knives,
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm measured from the fulcrum,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • swords and sabres,

(d) workmen’s tools – tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten 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,
  • blow torches,
  • 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 coshes,
  • martial arts equipment,

(f) explosives and incendiary substances and devices including 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,
  • Explosive capsules
  • detonators and fuses,
  • replica or imitation explosive devices,
  • mines, grenades or other explosive military items,
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnic products
  • Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Liquids, aerosols and gels

In accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1998 effective since 5 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 ml (the printed maximum quantity applies)
  • All containers must be carried in a plastic bag (transparent, resealable, max. capacity 1 litre), one bag per person
  • The bag must be presented separately at the security control
  • Duty-free items must be presented in a sealed, certified bag
  • Medicines and special food (e.g. baby food) which is needed during a flight may be transported outside the plastic zip-lock bag and must also be presented at the security control.

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.

Condition: the goods must be carried in a sealed duty-free bag (which conforms 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.