Hand luggage

Dear passengers, we bring to your notice that the permissible weight and size of the hand luggage is established by the airline, depending on destination and travel class, chosen by the passenger.

In order to avoid problems at the airport, please contact your carrier and specify the information concerning the hand luggage transportation rules. You can find your carrier here.

If your hand luggage is oversized/overweight, it shall be registered, for the passengers comfort, safety and security reasons. Transportation rules for liquids in hand luggage:

Liquids in hand luggage

In your hand luggage you may take strictly limited quantities of liquids which must be packed as follows:

These liquids must be packed in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 milliliters each. These containers must be packed in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, with the maximum capacity allowed of one liter per passenger (see photo).

These rules refer only to the transportation of the liquids in hand luggage.

Liquids bought in duty-free shops

Liquids (drinks and fragrances) can be bought in duty-free shops located beyond the boarding pass check or on the aircraft. If you purchased goods in duty-free shops in a sealed bag, do not open it before the security checkpoint. In case you fly through an EU airport, you shall not unseal the bag before you pass the control formalities at the transit airport. If you fly through several EU airports, do not open the bag until you go through the control procedures at all transit airports. Otherwise, the contents of such bag will be confiscated. Therefore, you should tell the duty-free shop assistant to pack your purchase properly for transit flights.

List of prohibited articles

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

a) 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 funs,
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
  • bows, cross bows and arrows,
  • harpoon guns and spear guns,
  • slingshots and catapults;

b) stunning devices – devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, 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;

c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge – objects with a sharp point or a 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 as 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,
  • blowtorches,
  • 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 billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
  • martial arts equipment;

f) 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,
  • replicas 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.


The transportation on board in the hand, or registered luggage, of the substances and items listed above, as well as of the other dangerous objects, which can endanger the passenger’s health and life, is illegal, and shall be punished by imprisonment and/or punitive penalties.

Sometimes passengers are allowed to transport pets (cats and dogs) on board.

For any supplementary information concerning the items allowed for transportation in hand luggage, please contact your airline.