Security measures

Legal measures

Hazardous materials

It is forbidden by law to carry any dangerous items both in the checked and hand baggage. Such items include: explosives, flammable liquids, radioactive materials and poisons, loaded firearms, pressurized gases as well as as anti-corrosive and anti-oxidizing substances.

Information about the conditions for the transport of weapons and ammunition is provided by the airline upon request from passengers.

List of prohibited articles – cabin baggage

Passengers should not be permitted to carry the following items into the security restricted area and the cabin of an aircraft, unless proper approval has been obtained from relevant state authorities:

a) Guns, firearms & weapons

Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including:

  • all firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc)
  • replica and imitation firearms
  • component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
  • air pistols, rifles and pellet guns
  • signal flare pistols
  • starter pistols
  • toy guns of all types
  • ball bearing guns
  • industrial bolt and nail guns
  • cross bows
  • catapults
  • harpoon & spear guns
  • animal humane killers
  • stun or shocking devices e.g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons (taser)
  • lighters shaped like a firearm

b) Pointed/edged weapons & sharp objects

  • axes and hatchets
  • arrows and darts
  • crampons
  • harpoons and spears
  • ice axes and ice picks
  • ice skates
  • lockable or flick knives with blades of any length
  • knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades of more than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon.
  • meat cleavers
  • machetes
  • open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
  • sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • scalpels
  • scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length
  • ski and walking/hiking poles
  • throwing stars

tradesman’s tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon e.g. drills and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blow torches.

c) Blunt instruments

  • baseball and softball bats
  • clubs or batons – rigid or flexible (e.g. Billy clubs, blackjacks, night sticks and batons)
  • cricket bats
  • golf clubs
  • hockey sticks
  • lacrosse sticks
  • kayak and canoe paddles
  • skateboards
  • billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • fishing rods
  • martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts)

d) Explosives and flammable substances

Any explosive or highly combustible substances which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security / safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • ammunition
  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • explosives and explosive devices
  • replica or imitation explosive material or devices
  • mines and other explosive military stores
  • grenades of all types
  • gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen – in large volume)
  • fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps)
  • non safety matches
  • smoke generating canisters or cartridges
  • flammable liquid fuel (e.g. petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol)
  • aerosol spray paint
  • turpentine and paint thinner
  • alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140% proof)

e) Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • acids and Alkalis (e.g. spillable “wet” batteries)
  • corrosive or bleaching substances (e.g. mercury, chlorine)
  • disabling or incapacitating sprays (e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas)
  • radioactive material (e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes)
  • poisons
  • infectious or biological hazardous material (e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses)
  • material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • fire extinguishers

f) Liquids

Liquids, unless in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 millilitres or equivalent and contained in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The contents of the plastic bag should fit comfortably and the bag should be completely closed. Liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the contents of pressurised containers (e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency).

When items classified as dangerous goods are discovered in hand luggage or on passengers during security screening, regulations on dangerous goods must be applied in accordance with internationally applicable packaging regulations (Annex 18 — The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air; Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284).

The content of this list is not exhaustive and only identifies categories of prohibited items that need to be removed from passengers or their cabin luggage.

List of prohibited articles – hold baggage

The following articles should not be placed in hold baggage:

  • explosives, including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and explosives
  • gases: Propane, butane
  • flammable liquids, including gasoline, methanol
  • flammable solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, firelighters, fireworks, flares
  • oxidizers and organic peroxides, including bleach, car body repair kits
  • toxic or infectious substances, including rat poison, infected blood
  • radioactive material, including medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • corrosives, including mercury, vehicle batteries
  • vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel

The content of this list is not exhaustive and only identifies categories of prohibited items that need to be removed from passengers or their hold luggage.

Travelling with liquids – 100ml rule

Only limited quantities of liquids may be carried through security control as hand baggage. This includes bottled drinks, suntan lotion, fragrances, cosmetics and toiletries. The following restrictions apply to all liquids, creams, gels, pastes and aerosols taken through security control.

  • They must be carried separately in a single transparent, resealable plastic bag.
  • The bag must be no larger than 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) and all items must fit inside so that it closes properly.
  • At security control the bag must be placed separately on the conveyor belt for screening.
  • Liquid items larger than 100ml should be packed in your hold luggage – otherwise they will be confiscated.

Exceptions to the 100ml rule can be made for baby food or milk. However, you should only carry what you need for the flight, and you may be asked to taste these items at security control.

Exceptions may also be made for medicines. However, you may be asked to taste any liquid medicines, or to provide evidence (such as a doctor’s letter) that you need them for your journey.

Hand baggage at security screening

  • Remember, you can leave keys, coins,wallets and mobile phones in your jacket or coat pockets, but take off your coat while you’re in the queue so you’re ready for the X-ray machines.
  • Large electrical items, such as laptops, will need to go through X-ray machines separately, so get them ready by taking them out of your hand luggage.
  • Your coat, transparent bag (including medicines) and, if asked, your shoes all need to go in one tray, but your large electrical items will go through in another.
  • Smaller items (eg cameras or mobile phones) can remain in your bag for screening, Pushchairs and walking aids will be X-ray screened, Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched

Additional instructions

  • Never leave your baggage unattended. Any unattended luggage is suspicious and will be removed.
  • Be aware of airport security measures
  • Keep personal and travel documents within reach as checks may occur at any time.
  • Be conscientious and vigilant – alert staff to any abandoned luggage.
  • Dont accept any baggage from unknown person

During luggage registration, you will be asked about the contents of your luggage.

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