For safety reasons, hand baggage is screened at security checkpoints to check for any prohibited items.
For more details visit the website of the Civil Aviation Office.

The quantity, weight and dimensions of hand baggage are determined by airline policy.

Any items capable, or appearing capable of discharging a projectile or causing injuries, such as:

  • firearms (military and sports arms - pistols, revolvers, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, etc.)
  • replicas and imitation firearms
  • lighters resembling fire arms
  • component parts of firearms (except for telescopic equipment and telescopic sights),
  • ball-bearing and pellet hunting guns
  • signalling guns and signalling charge tubes
  • starting pistols
  • all types of toys resembling pistols, revolvers, rifles, etc.
  • air rifles or pistols, pneumatic revolvers and soft-air revolvers shooting out balls
  • crossbows and bows
  • catapults
  • all types of equipment for shooting out harpoons, spears and javelins
  • all types of animal humane killers
  • stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods
  • electroshock weapons (including wired stun guns, i.e. tasers)
Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury:

  • axes and hatchets
  • arrows and darts
  • razors
  • shaving razors
  • spears and javelins
  • knives for cutting ice and ice chisels
  • skates
  • pocket knives or flick knives with blades of any length
  • knives, including ritual knives, with the blade length of over 6 cm made of metal or other material hard enough to serve as a potential weapon
  • meat choppers
  • machetes
  • open shaving knives (except for shavers and disposable razors with blades in protective covers)
  • sabres, swords and sticks with a hidden sword
  • scalpels
  • scissors with blades over 6cm in length
  • ski poles, trekking poles and climbing poles
  • metal tent pegs and pins
  • darts with sharp edges
  • working tools that may be used as weapon, with sharp endings or sharp edges, e.g. drills, drilling bits and other drilling equipment, tools for cutting cardboard, multi-task knives, all types of saws, screwdrivers, cant dogs, hammers, pincers (pliers), wrenches/spanners, torches with hardened construction
  • other objects not in the shape of weapons but containing a hidden blade
All types of blunt instruments capable of causing injury, such as:

  • baseball bats and other types of bats used in various sports
  • clubs (including wooden clubs) - rigid or bending, e.g. metal clubs covered with leather, police batons, etc.
  • cricket bats
  • golf clubs
  • hockey sticks
  • lacrosse sticks
  • kayak, canoe, dugout and other paddles and oars
  • skateboards
  • all types of cues and pool sticks
  • fishing rods
  • equipment used in martial arts, e.g. knuckle-dusters, all types of clubs (including wooden clubs), rice flails, or num chucks
All types of explosives or highly inflammable substances posing a risk to the health of the crew and passengers or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:

  • ammunition
  • blasting caps
  • blasting fuse and detonating fuse
  • detonators and fuses
  • explosives and exploding equipment
  • replica or imitation explosive material or devices, and their component parts
  • mines of all types
  • grenades of all types (including training grenades, fake grenades, mortar grenades)
  • gas and gas holders, in particular holders for butane, propane, acetylene, and oxygen in large amounts
  • fireworks, flares (in any form) and other types of pyrotechnic materials (including mini-fireworks to expel party poppers, and toy caps)
  • matches with a larger than normal amount of sulphur (so-called storm-matches)
  • smoke-generating equipment and all types of containers with compressed smoke
  • inflammable liquid fuel as petrol/diesel oil and gas for lighters, and liquid alcohol or ethanol
  • aerosol spray paints
  • turpentine oil and paint thinners
  • alcoholic drinks of over 70% concentration per unit
Any chemical or toxic substances posing a threat to the health of the crew and passengers or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:

  • acids and alkalis, e.g. wet electrical batteries
  • corrosive, caustic or bleaching substances, e.g. mercury, chlorine
  • all types of gas throwers, including hand throwers, containing incapacitating sprays, e.g. tear gas or "pepper spray"
  • gel and paralysing fluid throwers
  • radioactive materials, e.g. medical or industrial isotopes
  • poisons
  • materials causing contagious diseases or materials of biological hazard/ifectious or biological hazardous material, e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
  • materials with spontaneous ignition or combustion fire extinguishers
New rules on liquids, aerosols & gels



Liquid substances include:
 
  • perfumes
  • gels (e.g. hair gels, bath gels)
  • pastes
  • liquid cosmetics (lip gloss, foundation, mascara)
  • creams, conditioners, oils
  • sprays
  • pressurized substances (e.g. shaving foams, deodorants)
  • water and other drinks, soups, syrups and other substances of similar consistency


Hold baggage



All types of explosives or highly inflammable substances posing a threat for the health of the crew and the passengers or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:

  • explosives and exploding equipment, in particular detonators, fuses, grenades, mines, bombs and rockets, howitzers and other objects or other types of equipment used for shooting off materials, substances and exploding equipment
  • all types of detonative substances and explosives
  • suitcases and bags with self-destructing elements and elements generating smoke or smoke screens
  • suitcases and bags with self-destructing elements and elements generating smoke or smoke screens
  • powdered materials for non-professional production of pyrotechnic equipment, such as ammonium nitrate(V), sulphur, or charcoal
  • training and fake grenades
  • dummies of exploding equipment
  • all types of inflammable substances and materials, including magnesium, and petrol and methanol
  • components of fuel systems - containing fuel
  • alcohol with concentration over 70 % (also forbidden in petrol fuel of self-propelled machines)
  • gases: propane, butane
  • all types of containers with lighter fuel
  • all fireworks or signalling rockets
All types of chemicals or toxic substances posing a threat to the health of the crew and the passengers or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:

  • poisons and toxic substances, or substances causing contagious diseases, including mouse and rat poisons, and infected blood
  • radioactive materials, including therapeutic and industrial isotopes
  • gas, gel and paralysing liquid throwers
  • pistols and revolvers with paralysing gas, e.g. tear gas
  • hand grenades with paralysing gas, e.g. tear gas
  • all objects containing caustic, paralysing and stunning substances and other substances used to attack people
  • caustic chemicals
  • corrosive materials, including mercury and accumulators
  • containers with soda
  • paints and thinners
  • oxidising agents and organic peroxides, including bleaching agents and sets of chemical agents used for tinsmith´s and car body repairs
  • cylinders with compressed gas (butane, propane), also gas cylinders for tourist purposes (they can only be transported if empty, without any remaining gases)
  • oxygen cylinders/underwater oxygen torches (it is possible to transport empty oxygen cylinders or disconnected underwater oxygen torches)