For safety reasons, the laws of all countries prohibit the transportation of dangerous goods in your checked-in or carry-on baggage.
Please note that these items can include everyday consumer items such as certain batteries, cleaning products etc. Under certain circumstances an exception can be made for passengers. All information on the matter can be found on this page.
You may not take these items along
For safety reasons, the laws of all countries prohibit the transportation of the following items in your checked-in or carry-on baggage:
· Pressurised containers containing irritant, toxic or flammable gases, self-defence sprays, camping gas
· Containers with flammable liquids such as lighter fuel, fuel, paint, cleaning agents
· Items that ignite easily, such as matches and lighters
· Substances that emit flammable gases upon contact with water
· Oxidising substances, such as bleaching powder, peroxides
· Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances, such as quicksilver, bacteria and virus cultures
· Radioactive materials and items
· Corrosive substances, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries
· Strongly magnetic materials
· Petrol-operated equipment and tools that contain minimal amounts of petrol
· Electroshock weapons, such as tasers
· Explosives, fireworks, flares
· Briefcases with built-in alarm devices
Most batteries are considered dangerous goods and must not be transported by passengers.
However, it is allowed to transport a dry AA(A) battery (type Alkaline, NiMh, NiCd) for personal small items such as a pocket torch or a radio.
Lithium batteries, including Lithium Ion, Lithium Polymer or Lithium Metal batteries, which are often used in laptops, telephones, cameras, medical items etc, also fall under this legislation. For safety reasons, these batteries cannot be transported in checked-in baggage anywhere in the world and can ONLY be transported in the carry-on luggage under certain circumstances and within certain limits. The relevant details can be found below under ‘Exceptions for the transportation of dangerous goods by passengers’.
Exceptions for passengers
To ensure the maximum safety of everyone on board, the international legislation prohibits passengers from taking hazardous objects onto the aircraft. However, under certain circumstances an exception can be made to this rule provided all terms and conditions and restrictions are observed.