Dangerous goods

REGULATION (EU) 2015/1998

In general, dangerous objects should always be included in checked-in baggage.

However, passengers are prohibited from transporting objects that are considered “dangerous materials” by international law either on themselves, in carry-on baggage or in checked-in baggage, including the following:

  • 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 such as: aerosols, fire extinguishers, air/oxygen tanks, cryogenic liquids, containers for frozen gases and any other container of its kind.
  • Inflammable liquids and solids,like gasoline or equipment containing gasoline, adhesives, dissolvent, paint, varnish, torches, matches, lighters and generally any other flammable substance, with auto ignition or not.
  • Oxidant or peroxide materials, such as oxygen generators.
  • Toxic and infectious substances, like immobilizing agents, diagnostic samples, vaccines, insecticides and herbicides.
  • Radioactive material, including some pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes.
  • Corrosives, such as acids, mercury, alkaline, electrical accumulators and devices activated electrically by batteries.
  • Other dangerous materials considered by IATA Regulation.

The following objects may be transported as carry-on baggage, checked-in baggage or prohibited altogether depending on their size and/or amount:

These prohibited items may only be transported as air cargo; however, in certain circumstances, some may be allowed to be transported by passengers. For more detailed information, please consult the IATA list of Dangerous materials that can be transported by passengers.

 

HOLD BAGGAGE LIST OF PROHIBITED ARTICLES

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage:

  • Explosives and incendiary substances and devices: explosives and incendiary substances and devices 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
    • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
    • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
    • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
    • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

 

PASSENGERS AND CABIN BAGGAGE LIST OF PROHIBITED ARTICLES

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

  • 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 and 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

 

  • 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, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

 

  • 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 as measured from the fulcrum
    • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
    • Swords and sabres

 

  • 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, L 299/20 EN Official Journal of the European Union 14.11.2015
    • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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