Dangerous goods

In conformance with the Royal Decree 137/93 (BOE n. º 55 de 05/03/93), passengers are not authorized to carry onboard as cabin baggage:

  • Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge, capable of being used to cause serious injury (axes, arrows, darts, harpoons, javelins, ski/hiking canes, scissors with blades of more than 6cm, knifes with blades of more than 6 cm, sabers, swords, cutters and any other object with a sharp point).
  • Firearms and other arms in general that discharge projectiles, capable or appearing capable of causing serious injury/damage (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, compressed air guns, flare guns, toy guns (replicas of any kind that may be mistaken for a real weapon), pellet guns, ball bearing guns, firearm components (excluding scopes), harpoon guns, spear guns, bow and arrows, slingshots and catapults).
  • Blunt instruments, capable of causing serious injury/damage when impacting against an object/person (bats, golf clubs, rows, roller skates, fishing rods, martial arts equipment).
  • Stunning devices, designed specifically to stun or immobilize an objective (stun pistols and batons, animal stunners, incapacitating chemicals like pepper spray, tear gas or animal repellents).
  • Workmen’s tools, capable of causing serious injury/damage or threatening the safety of the aircraft (crowbars, manual/electrical saws, drills including cordless versions, drill bits, tools with blade or shaft of more than 6 cm, screwdrivers, hammers, blowtorches, nail guns).

These objects should always be included in check-in baggage. At the same time, passengers are prohibited to transport on themselves, in carry-on baggage and in checked-in baggage the objects considered dangerous materials by international law, as follows:

  • Explosives, ammunitions, fireworks, flares, mines/grenades or any other explosives of a military kind, replicas or imitation explosives, smoke generating bombs, pyro security briefcases and any other pyro material in general.
  • Compressed, liquefied, frozen-liquefied or dissolved gases, inflammable/toxic or not, and their containers like: aerosols, fire extinguishers, air/oxygen tanks, cryogenic liquids, containers for frozen gases and any other container of its kind in general.
  • Inflammable liquids and solids, like gasoline or equipment containing gasoline, adhesives, dissolvent, paint, varnish, torches, matches, lighters and in general any other flammable substance, with auto ignition or not.
  • Oxidant or peroxide materials, like generators of oxygen.
  • Toxic and infectious substances, like immobilizing agents, diagnostic samples, vaccines, insecticides and herbicides.
  • Radioactive material, including some pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes.
  • Corrosives, like acids, mercury, alkaline, electrical accumulators and devices activated electrically by batteries.
  • Other dangerous materials considered by IATA Regulation.

There are other objects that, in function of size and amount, can be transported as carry-on baggage, checked-in baggage or be prohibited:

  • Batteries, lithium batteries and other dangerous materials, as stated in IATA Regulation. More information

These goods can only be transported as air cargo, but with some limitations, some of these products may be transported by the passengers. For more information please consult Dangerous materials that can be transported by passengers.