Limitations to luggage

Sharp Objects

All knives, sharp objects or cutting implements of any kind and of any length, whether of metal or other material and some sporting goods, must be packed in checked baggage. They cannot be carried in the cabin baggage nor on your person.

Liquids, Aerosols, Gels and Powders

Security regulations limit the amount of liquids aerosols and gels permitted in carry-on baggage.

The International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN's aviation standard-setting body, has defined guidelines that more and more governments are adopting. The current restrictions for liquids, aerosols and gels from ICAO and in effect in most countries are that they must be in containers 100ml or equivalent, placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag with max capacity 1-litre.

At screening, these plastic bags should be presented apart from other carry-on items.

Medications, baby milk/foods, special dietary requirements are exempt.

Some airports also require additional screening of powders in quantities greater than 355ml/12 ounces.

Medical Supplies

If you require the use of medical syringes in flight, such as for insulin, you need documented proof of the medical need and ensure that the material is professionally packed and labelled. If it is not, the medication is likely to be removed at security screening.

Portable Electronic Devices

We recommend that you keep all your Portable Electronic Devices with you in carry-on baggage. Laptops, tablets and mobile phones may need to be presented separately at Security Checkpoints for additional screening.

If you are travelling with spare batteries, electronic cigarettes/vapes or backup power supply (power banks), these must always be carried in carry-on baggage and not checked baggage. Any spare batteries must be individually wrapped to prevent a short circuit.

Where to Put Your Carry-on Baggage

For safety reasons, all baggage in the cabin must be put away as soon as possible once you have boarded the aircraft.

Bags can be placed under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead compartments. If you are sitting by an emergency exit, or there is no seat in front of you, all of your belongings must be placed in the overhead compartments.

If an emergency situation arises, leave your carry-on items safely stowed and follow the instructions of the cabin crew.

Keeping Your Carry-on Baggage Secure

To prevent any security alerts, do not leave your baggage unattended while in or around the airport terminals. Using a padlock on carry-on baggage is a sensible deterrent against theft.


Lost baggage is often the consequence of the baggage label having detached from the bag. To allow identification of your bag in all situations, make sure to have your name, telephone number and email address appear outside of your bag and a copy of your travel itinerary inside your bag. When there is no other way to identify your luggage, the airline will have to break it open and this identification piece will be crucial to returning your belongings.


We recommend that you do not pack valuable items in checked baggage.

What Not To Pack In Checked Baggage

We recommend that all portable electronic devices are placed in your carry-on baggage, but if you need to place them in your checked baggage, you must make sure that they are fully switched off and not in sleep or hibernate mode.

Electronic cigarettes/vapes, spare batteries and portable power supplies (power banks) must not be packed in your checked baggage.

Some items such as gas canisters, lighters, fireworks, bleaches etc. cannot be carried in checked baggage. If you are concerned that something that you wish to pack may not be allowed, check with your airline. Items that are considered to be too dangerous for checked baggage will be removed and probably not returned to you.

More information 

For additional information please see the Dangerous Goods page in English, French (pdf), German (pdf), Spanish (pdf) and Russian (pdf).