When preparing your hand (cabin) and checked (main) luggage for air travel, be sure to check the information below about items that you are not allowed to take with you.
The presented list of items prohibited in hand luggage is for reference only and includes only the most common restricted items.
Remember that the security control operator has the right to request that any item that raises doubts regarding compliance with security requirements be removed from the luggage.
Hand luggage (cabin)
Devices capable or appearing to be used to cause serious injury by firing a projectile:
- firearms of all types, such as pistols revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
- toys in the shape of weapons, replicas and imitations of firearms that can be mistaken for real weapons,
- component parts of firearms, except telescopic sights,
- air and CO2 guns such as handguns, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
- signal pistols and starting pistols,
- bows, crossbows and arrows,
- harpoon and spear guns,
- slings and catapults.
Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:
- shock devices such as stun guns, tasers and stun sticks,
- animal stunning and slaughter apparatus,
- neutralising and incapacitating chemicals, gases and aerosols, such as defensive gas, pepper spray, acid sprays, tear gas, and animal repellent sprays.
Items with a sharp point or sharp edge that 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,
- cardboard cutters,
- knives with a blade length of more than 6 cm,
- scissors with a blade length of more than 6 cm measured from the pivot point,
- martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
- swords, rapiers and sabers.
Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of an aircraft, including::
- steel crowbars,
- drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,
- tools with a blade or a handle of more than 6 cm usable as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
- saws, including cordless portable electric saws,
- studs and nails.
Items capable of being used to cause serious injury when used for an impact, including:
- baseball and softball bats,
- truncheons such as rubber truncheons, leather-covered metal truncheons and batons,
- martial arts equipment.
Explosive substances and devices and incendiary substances and devices that are capable or appear capable of being used to cause serious injury or to create a hazard to the safety of an aircraft, including:
- bursters and fuses,
- replicas or imitations of explosive devices,
- mines, grenades and other military explosive devices,
- fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
- smoke grenades and smoke cartridges,
- dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.
The items listed in Appendix 4-C of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on civil aviation security are prohibited in cabin luggage.
Checked luggage (main)
All kinds of explosives or highly flammable substances posing a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:
- explosive materials and devices, in particular detonators, fuses, grenades, mines, bombs and rockets,
- grenade launchers and other objects or devices used for throwing explosive materials, substances or devices,
- all kinds of detonating and explosive substances,
- suitcases and bags equipped with self-destructive, smoke-generating and smoke-masking elements,
- powdered materials for the amateur production of pyrotechnic devices, such as ammonium nitrate, sulphur, charcoal,
- training and marking grenades,
- dummy explosive devices, all types of flammable substances and materials, including magnesium, gasoline and methanol
- fuel system components – containing fuel,
- alcohol over 70% (also prohibited in gasoline fuel tanks of self-propelled machines),
- gases: propane, butane,
- all kinds of containers containing lighter fuel,
- fireworks, fireworks and signalling rockets.
Any type of chemical or toxic substance that poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the safety of aircraft or property, such as:
- poisons and toxic substances, and substances that cause infectious diseases, including mouse and rat poison, and contaminated blood,
- radioactive materials, including therapeutic and industrial isotopes,
- gas, gel, paralysing fluid throwers,
- guns and revolvers with paralysing gas, e.g. tear gas,
- hand grenades with incapacitating gas, e.g. tear gas,
- any object containing substances that has an irritating, paralysing or stunning effect, or may be otherwise used to attack people,
- corrosive chemicals,
- corrosive materials, including mercury and batteries,
- soda containers,
- paints and solvents,
- organic oxidizers and peroxides, including bleach and chemical kits for car body and body repair,
- compressed gas cylinders (butane, propane) as well as tourist gas cylinders (can only be transported when they are empty of all gas residues),
- oxygen cylinders/underwater oxygen burners (it is possible to transport empty oxygen cylinders or disconnected underwater oxygen burners).
Items referred to in Appendix 5-B of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of common basic standards on civil aviation security are prohibited in checked luggage.