Checked Baggage

Foodstuffs in semi-solid or liquid form must be suitably packed in wooden cases with absorbent material to avoid any leakage which might cause damage to the property of others. If carrying food you should also bear in mind regulations limiting the importing of foodstuffs that may apply in various states.

The following items should not be placed within the cases you check in, but must always be kept with you: medicines, jewellery, cash, insurance policies, securities, contracts, official papers, deeds, samples, electronic devices (videocameras, laptops, rechargers, etc.) and in general any valuables or fragile items.

If you want to transport fragile items, during the luggage control you will be asked to sign a document (Limited Release Form), which indicates that the transport of the items is at your own risk.

The following items may not be taken into the security restricted area or the passenger cabin of the aircraft:

a) Guns and other weapons

Any item capable, or appearing capable, of firing a projectile or causing injury.


  • Any firearm (pistols, revolvers, rifles, hunting guns, shotguns etc.)
  • Replicas and imitations of firearms
  • Parts of firearms (with the exception of telescopic sights and aiming lenses)
  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
  • Flare pistols
  • Starter pistols
  • Toy guns of any kind
  • Learners’ guns
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns
  • Crossbows
  • Slings
  • Harpoon guns
  • Slaughterhouse guns
  • Weapons designed to stun or cause electric shock, e.g. cattle prods, taser guns
  • Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm
  • b) Sharp and pointed weapons and other items

    Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including:

  • Small and large axes
  • Arrows and darts
  • Hooks
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Icepicks
  • Ice-skates
  • Pocket-knives or stilettos with any length of blade
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6cm, of metal or any other hard material capable of being used as weapons
  • Meat cleaver
  • Machetes
  • Cutthroat razors and razor-blades (with the exception of safety blades or disposable razors, with blades in a case)
  • Sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6cm
  • Ski and walking/hiking poles
  • Throwing stars (shuriken)
  • Professional or working tools which might serve as pointed or sharp-edged weapons, e.g. drills and bits, box cutters, kitchen knives, saws of any kind, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, spanners and wrenches, blow-torches.

      c) Blunt objects

      Any blunt object capable of causing injury, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs or batons – rigid or flexible – e.g. truncheons, night sticks and batons
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiard cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts.

        d) Explosive and flammable materials

        Any explosive or highly flammable material which might endanger the health of passengers and crew or the safety, in all respects, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon.


  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive materials or devices
  • Mines or other military explosives
  • Grenades of all kinds
  • Gases and gas cylinders, 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 grenades or cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fuel, alcohol, ethanol
  • Paint spray cans
  • Turpentine and paint thinners
  • Alcoholic drinks with more than 70% alcohol content (140% proof).


          e) Chemical and toxic substances

          Any chemical or toxic substance which might endanger the health of passengers and crew, or the safety, in any way, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:

  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet-cell batteries
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances – e.g. mercury, chlorine
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays, e.g. Mace spray, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Radioactive material e.g. isotopes for medical or commercial use
  • Poisons
  • Infectious or biologically hazardous material – e.g. contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion.

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