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Restricted items

Security restricted items

What items cannot be taken in the passenger cabin?

In accordance with air transport safety security regulations, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into the security restricted area or the passenger cabin of an aircraft:

  • Guns, firearms and weapons (as well as pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns, this category includes imitation firearms, air pistols and rifles, signal flare pistols, starter pistols, toy guns, industrial bolt and nail guns, crossbows, harpoon and spear guns, lighters shaped like a firearm, etc.)
  • Pointed/edged weapons and sharp objects (this category includes axes and hatchets, arrows and darts, crampons, harpoons and spears, ice axes and ice picks, ice skates, knives of all types, machetes, open razors and blades, sabres and swords, scalpels, scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length, ski and walking/hiking poles, tools such as drills, saws, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, etc.)
  • Blunt instruments capable of causing injury (this category includes baseball and softball bats, clubs or batons, cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey and lacrosse sticks, paddles, skateboards, billiard, snooker and pool cues, fishing rods, martial arts equipment, etc.)
Security restricted items

Can I take liquids onto the aircraft?

  • You may only carry small quantities of liquids in your hand baggage, and these must be stored separately and packed in transparent plastic bags.
  • You must show any liquids to the security staff when you pass through the security checkpoint.
  • Liquids purchased at airside airport shops (after the point where you show your boarding pass) may be taken onto the aircraft.
  • These rules only apply to hand baggage. You can still carry liquids in checked baggage.

Passengers may take a box of matches and one lighter for personal use into the cabin.

Dangerous goods items

International civil aviation regulations and the laws of all countries prohibit the carriage of dangerous goods items in checked-in and carry-on baggage.


Examples of prohibited items:

  • Pyrotechnic articles such as fireworks, flares, fuses, detonators
  • Cartridges containing flammable gases such as camping gas
  • Aerosols containing irritant substances such as defence sprays
  • Flammable aerosols such as spray paint
  • Containers with flammable liquids such as lighter fuel, paint, varnish, adhesives
  • Flammable solids that ignite easily, such as strike-anywhere matches
  • Substances that emit flammable gases upon contact with water
  • Oxidising substances, such as bleaching powder, peroxides
  • Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances, such as mercury, bacteria and virus cultures
  • Radioactive materials and instruments containing isotopes
  • Corrosive substances, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell lead acid batteries
  • Magnetised material (strong magnets)
  • Petrol proud equipment and tools
  • Devices for shocking, such as tasers, stun guns, etc.
  • Electric bicycles powered by lithium batteries
  • Small self-balancing vehicles powered by lithium batteries (also known as air wheels, solo wheels, hoverboards, mini-Segways, balance wheels)
  • Security-type briefcases with built-in alarm devices

Special rules apply to the carriage of hazardous substances and items which could endanger the aircraft, persons or property on the aircraft.

Permitted exceptions

Passengers are permitted to carry certain dangerous items, either on the person or in hand baggage or checked baggage.

These exceptions are listed in the “Provisions on Dangerous Items carried by Passengers”.

For some dangerous items, the passenger is required to obtain the prior approval of the operator. The passenger must notify the airline about such items by means of an email to at least 48 hours before departure. 

Dangerous goods items permitted in hand baggage only

Spare lithium batteries and electronic cigarettes should not be packed in checked baggage and may be carried in hand baggage only. In the event of a passenger being asked to relinquish their hand baggage at the aircraft door for loading into the baggage compartment, these items must be removed by the passenger and brought into the cabin.

Cigarette lighters and matches

Cigarette lighters and matches may not be carried in checked baggage or hand baggage. Passengers may carry one cigarette lighter containing either liquefied gas or fully absorbed flammable liquid and one box of safety matches on the person (in a pocket). 

Notice on conditions for carriage of “smart” baggage on Adria Airways flights

“Smart” baggage is baggage that has integrated lithium batteries:

    to power motors to use baggage as transportation device;to charge other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops;to ensure power for other functions like GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi.

The carriage of “smart” baggage” that has integrated lithium batteries on Adria Airways flights is in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations subject to the following conditions:

Carriage as carry-on baggage in the cabin:

Smart baggage is permitted for carriage as carry-on baggage in the passenger cabin if the lithium battery is removable and baggage is within the Adria Airways cabin baggage size and weight limits. The lithium battery can remain installed in the carry-on smart baggage as long as all smart baggage functions are completely turned off. If the lithium battery is not removable (in case of overheating that could cause fire), the smart baggage is not permitted on an Adria Airways flights.

Carriage as checked baggage and delivery at aircraft baggage (DAA):

Smart baggage is permitted for carriage as checked baggage if the lithium battery is removed by the passenger and carried in the cabin. The removed battery must be protected against short circuits by placement in a plastic bag. If the lithium battery cannot be removed, the smart baggage is not permitted on Adria Airways flights as carry-on, checked baggage or delivery at aircraft baggage.

Note: Above restriction does not apply to smart baggage that has integrated only lithium metal battery not exceeding 0.3 g of a lithium metal content or lithium ion battery not exceeding 2.7 Wh rating or other batteries that are not classified as dangerous goods, e.g.  alkaline batteries (AA, AAA).