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2007-09-13List of forbidden objects

The products listed below cannot be taken on board your aircraft as hand luggage or registered baggage.


Firearms and other types of arms

  • fire arms (military and sports arms - pistols, revolvers, machine pistols, rifles, shotguns, etc.), 
  • replicas and imitations of fire arms, 
  • lighters looking like fire arms, 
  • components of fire arms (except for telescopic equipment and telescopic sights), 
  • hunting weapons with bullets or other cartridges, 
  • signalling guns and signalling charge tubes, 
  • starting pistols, 
  • all types of toys looking like 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 equipment for slaughtering animals, 
  • devices causing stunning and shock, e.g. electrical goads, 
  • electrical paralysers (including cables paralysers, so-called tasers).

Objects with sharp endings or sharp edges

  • 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 any blade length, 
  • knives, including ritual knives with the blade length over 6 cm made of metal or other material hard enough to be a potential weapon, 
  • meat choppers, 
  • machetes, 
  • open shaving knives (except for shavers and disposable razors with closed blades), 
  • sabres, swords and sticks with a hidden sword, 
  • scalpels, 
  • scissors with the blade length over 6 cm, 
  • 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.

Dull instruments

  • baseball bats and other types of sticks used in various sports, 
  • clubs (including wooden clubs) - rigid or bending, e.g. metal clubs covered with leather, police truncheons, etc., 
  • cricket bats, 
  • golf clubs, 
  • hockey sticks, 
  • lacrosse racquets, 
  • paddles and oars used for kayaking, canoeing, dugouts and for other sailing equipment, 
  • 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 nunchaku.

Explosives and inflammable substances

  • ammunition, 
  • detonators, 
  • blasting fuse and detonating fuse, 
  • detonators and fuses, 
  • explosives and exploding equipment, 
  • replica or imitation of explosives and exploding equipment and their components, 
  • all types of mines, 
  • all types of grenades (including training grenades, fake grenades, mortar grenades), 
  • gas and gas holders, in particular holders for butane, propane, acetylene, and oxygen in large amounts, 
  • fireworks, all types of signalling rockets and other types of pyrotechnic materials (including mini-fireworks to expel confetti used at parties, and caps), 
  • matches with a larger than normal amount of sulphur (so-called storm-matches), 
  • smoke-generating equipment and all containers with compressed smoke, 
  • inflammable liquid fuel as petrol/diesel oil and gas for lighters, and liquid alcohol or ethanol, 
  • aerosol paints, 
  • turpentine oil and paint thinners, 
  • alcoholic drinks of over 70% concentration per unit.

Chemicals and toxic substances

  • 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 paralysing substances, e.g. tear gas or “pepper spray”, 
  • gel and paralysing fluid throwers, 
  • radioactive materials, e.g. therapeutic or industrial isotopes, 
  • poisons, 
  • materials causing contagious diseases or materials of biological hazard, e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses, 
  • materials with spontaneous ignition or combustion, 
  • fire extinguishers.

Liquids and products of similar consistency

Fluids (gels, pastes, emulsions, liquid/solid mixtures and the contents of pressurised cans, toothpastes, hair gels, drinks, soups, syrups, perfumes, deodorants, shaving mousses and other products of similar consistence), except for:

  • fluids in individual packages with the capacity not more than 100 ml or its equivalent, placed in one multiple-locking, transparent, plastic bag with a capacity of up to 1 litre, 
  • fluids that the passenger may need during the journey due to health reasons or because of dietary indications; this also includes baby food, 
  • fluids bought in the operational zone of the airport behind the boarding card check, provided that the fluid is packed in a bag secured with a seal allowing for easy check of any possible damage, and containing in a visible place a bill documenting its purchase in the given airport on the same day, 
  • fluids bought in the reserved zone of the airport, 
  • fluids bought on the same day in any other airport of the Community, provided that the fluid is packed into a bag secured with seals allowing for easy check of any possible damage and containing in a visible place a bill documenting its purchase in an operational zone of that airport, 
  • fluids purchased on board of any aircraft belonging to any community air carrier, provided that the fluid is packed into a bag secured with seals allowing for easy check of any possible damage and containing in a visible place a bill documenting its purchase on the same day on board of the aircraft.


Explosives and inflammable substances

  • 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, 
  • 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.

Chemicals and toxic substances

  • 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).


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