Dangerous goods

In accordance with Royal Decree 137/93 (BOE no. 55 of 05/03/93), passengers may not take the following items onboard an aircraft:

  • Sharp or bladed items or weapons (axes, arrows, darts, harpoons, javelins, ski/hiking poles, scissors, knives and any other sharp object)
  • Firearms and weapons in general (pistols, rifles, shotguns, compressed air guns, flare guns, toy guns, pellet guns, crossbows, bows, harpoon guns)
  • Blunt instruments (bats, golf clubs, oars, skateboards, fishing rods, martial arts equipment, slingshots)


The above items must be packed in your checked baggage. Articles considered dangerous goods under international regulations will not be allowed in either hand baggage or checked baggage. These items include:

  • Explosives: ammunition, fireworks, flares, material for expeditions, safety boxes with pyrotechnic items and pyrotechnic items in general
  • Compressed, liquid, liquefied, cooled liquefied or dissolute gas: regardless of whether they are inflammable, non-inflammable, toxic, or non-toxic, and containers holding such materials, including aerosols, extinguishers, breathing apparatuses, oxygen tanks for diving, cryogenic liquids, tanks with coolant gases and cylinders in general
  • Inflammable liquids and solids: fuel or equipment with fuel (camping material, filming material, etc.), adhesives, solvents, paints, varnishes, torches, matches, lighters and all inflammable substances, either autoreactive or combustion
  • Oxidising materials and organic peroxides such as bleaching agents
  • Toxic or infectious substances such as disabling devices, samples for diagnosis, vaccines, insecticides and herbicides
  • Radioactive material: such as that contained in pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes
  • Corrosive material: acids, alkalis, articles containing mercury, electric accumulators and battery-activated devices
  • Other dangerous goods as indicated by IATA Regulation.

The following items may be allowed in hand baggage or checked baggage, or else prohibited, depending on the size and quantity:

  • Lithium batteries and other dangerous goods such as first-aid kits, ferromagnetic material, dry ice and car batteries More information.

In general, these articles may be sent as air cargo; however, under certain conditions they may be transported by passengers.

For more information, please see Permissible dangerous goods.