Safety regulations on liquids in hand luggage

 

The EU has strict safety regulations at airports governing the transportation of liquids in hand luggage, which we have summarized here to give you a quick orientation. This will help you get quick and correct answers to the question "What can I put in my hand luggage?" the next time you pack for a flight.

Sicherheitsbestimmungen für Flüssigkeiten im Handgepäck

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1. What flight are covered by thes safety regulations?

The European Regulation to limit Liquids carried in Hand Luggage applies to all flights starting within the EU, regardless of their destination or airline. It also applies to passengers who only change planes at an airport within the EU.
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior

2. Can liquids be carried in hand luggage?

Liquids may be carried on board in package sizes of up to 100 ml. Each individual container must be packed completely in a transparent and re-sealable pouch of no more than 1 liter in volume. Each passenger may carry only one such pouch, which must be presented separately at the security check. .
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Flughafen München GmbH

3. What all falls under the definition of "liquids"?

The term liquids include pastes, lotions, gels, mixtures of liquids and solids and the contents of pressurized containers (shaving foam, sprays). The definition also includes drinks, soups, syrup, perfume and other articles of similar consistency.
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior

4. Where can I buy the correct flight pack and personal care products in travel sizes less than 100ml?

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5. Can medications and specials foods be taken on board?

Medications and special foods (e.g. baby foods or specialized food items for diabetics) that are indispensable for the duration of the flight may be taken on board. The passenger may need to prove the necessity of taking the items on board in their hand luggage (e.g. by presenting a prescription). Medications and baby food can be transported without the transparent plastic bag but must be presented separately at the security check.
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Flughafen München GmbH

6. May Duty Free items be carried in hand luggage?

Duty Free items can be carried in hand luggage if they were purchased at an EU airport and are packed in a bag sealed by the merchant and are accompanied by a sales receipt from the same day.
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Flughafen München GmbH

7. Do airports or airlines reimburse damages incurred by having to leave liquids behind the security check?

Airports and airlines cannot reimburse passengers for any such damages. 
Source: Flughafen München GmbH

 

Below is a comprehensive list of prohibited items for your hand luggage:

What items are not allowed in hand luggage?

To protect the safety of passengers and flight crew, the following items and substances may never be taken on board an airplane:

1. Weapons of all kinds

  • Pistols, rifles, shotguns, air and CO2 guns, flare pistols, starter pistols, crossbows, bows and arrows, harpoons, spears, slingshots and the like.
  • Imitations that might be mistaken for real weapons, and toy weapons

2. Stunning devices

  • Stun guns, tasers, stun prods
  • Instruments used to stun or kill livestock
  • Chemicals, gases and sprays that may compromise a person’s ability to function, e.g. tear gas, pepper spray, animal deterrents, acid sprays

3. Sharp and pointed items

  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm in length
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm, measured from the pivot
  • Box cutters
  • Razor blades
  • Axes, hatchets, ice picks, cleavers
  • Swords, sabers, martial arts equipment with sharp tips or edges

4. Tools that can cause serious injury

  • Tools with blades or shafts of more than 6 cm in length, such as screwdrivers, chisels, crowbars
  • Pry bars
  • Drills and drill bits, cordless drills
  • Saws
  • Nail guns, pop guns
  • Soldering guns

5. Blunt objects that may be used as a club

  • Baseball bats
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Billy clubs and night sticks

6. Explosive substances and devices as well as combustible substances and devices

  • Munitions
  • Blasting caps
  • Igniters, detonators
  • Imitations of explosive devices or caps
  • Mines or other explosive devices
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnical products
  • Smoke bombs
  • Dynamite, plastic explosives and gun powder as well as any imitations thereof

7. Other items

  • Gases such as butane or propane
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids and reagent substances such as magnesium, fire starters, torches and lighters
  • Oxidation agents and organic peroxides, bleaches
  • Toxic and infectious substances, e.g. rat poison or infected blood
  • Radioactive material, including medical and commercial isotopes
  • Corrosive substances, also mercury and vehicle batteries
  • Vehicle components that have contained fuel
  • Paints or lacquers in spray cans
  • Turpentine and paint thinners
  • Alcoholic beverages with more than 70 % Vol.
  • Batteries that may leak
  • Caustic or bleaching substances
  • Biologically hazardous material such as bacteria and viruses
  • Fire extinguishers

 

The following is a list of prohipited items for checked luggage:

What items are not allowed in checked luggage?

Your checked luggage is subject to restrictions due to safety regulations. The following items and substances may never be transported on an airplane in a piece of luggage:

1. Explosive substances and devices as well as combustible substances and devices

  • Munitions of all kinds
  • Blasting caps
  • Igniters, detonators
  • Imitations of explosive devices or caps
  • Mines and other military explosives
  • Fireworks and any kind of pyrotechnical products
  • Smoke bombs
  • Dynamite, plastic explosives and gun powder as well as any imitations thereof

2. Flammable liquids or solids as well as gases

  • Gasoline
  • Propane und butane
  • Fire starters
  • Magnesium
  • Thinners

3. Organic peroxides and oxidation agents

4. Toxic and infectious substances

  • Poisons (including rat poison), infected blood

5. Corrosives

  • Mercury, vehicle batteries

6. Paints and lacquers

7. Biologically hazardous material

  • E.G. bacterica and viruses


This list may be incomplete and can be expanded at any time. The various airlines and airports may impose further restrictions, in some cases even for special flights.
When in doubt, please always contact your airline and your departure airport, referencing your destination.

 

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