Prohibited items and hazardous materials

For safety reasons, your baggage is subject to a security check conducted by the Airport Security Service, for whose actions the carrier is not liable in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions of Carriage.

If you intend to transport weapons in your checked baggage, please contact a representative of the carrier for more information about detailed rules of transporting weapons.

List of items prohibited in checked baggage

The following items may not be transported in checked baggage: explosives and incendiary substances and devices - explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

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  • ammunition, 
  • blasting caps, 
  • detonators and fuses, 
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics, 
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges, 
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives, 
  • electronic cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries. 
  • airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel 
  • smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro unit sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 eligible for Battery Recall Program.

The following items should not be put in checked baggage:

  • valuables, including cash, 
  • precious metals, jewellery, 
  • documents and commercial specimens, passports, ID documents and other securities, 
  • electronic devices and optical instruments (i.e. computers, laptops, photo cameras, mobile telephones, video cameras with accessories, spectacles) and medications, keys etc., 
  • items whose properties and characteristics, including type, weight, size and perishability, fragility, breakability or special sensitivity are not suitable for transport, 
  • hazardous or harmful items that can pose threat to the aircraft or persons or property on board.

A list of items prohibited in carry-on baggage

guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles - devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
  • compressed air and CO2 , guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols, bows,
  • cross bows and arrows,
  • harpoon guns and spear guns,
  • slingshots and catapults,
  • airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel,
  • smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro unit sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 eligible for Battery Recall Program.

Stunning devices - devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
  • animal stunners and animal killers,
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge - objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,
  • ice axes and ice picks,
  • razor blades,
  • box cutters,
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm,
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • swords and sabres;

Workmen's tools - tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • crowbars,
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
  • saws, including cordless portable power saws,
  • blowtorches,
  • bolt guns and nail guns;

Blunt instruments - objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • baseball and softball bats,
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
  • martial arts equipment;

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices - explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • ammunition,
  • blasting caps,
  • detonators and fuses,
  • replica or imitation explosive devices,
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

Lithium battery powered devices e.g.

  • airwheel

A list of selected hazardous materials permitted to carry both in carry-on and checked baggage:

  • Heat generating devices, such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons.
  • Dry ice in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg (5 lb) per person if it has been used for the protection of perishable goods, which are not subject to these requirements, in hand luggage, provided that the packaging allows for the emission of carbon dioxide. Dry ice in checked baggage requires the consent of the airline, and every item of checked-in baggage must be marked "dry ice" or "carbon dioxide, solid" with the net quantity of dry ice given or with an indication that inside there is 2.5 kg or less of dry ice.
  • Cool containers containing cooled liquid nitrogen, fully absorbed in the porous material and used for transport at low temperatures of safe goods not subject to the relevant provisions, provided that the structure of the cool container does not allow the production of excessive pressure inside the container and does not permit the release of cooled liquid nitrogen irrespective of the manner of container placement.
  • Inflammable gas cylinders, installed in a life jacket, containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas up to two (2) small cylinders per passenger and up to (2) two spare cylinders.
  • Oxygen or air, gaseous state, small cylinders for medical applications. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg of gross weight. Note: Liquid oxygen systems are prohibited for air transport.
  • Non-radioactive medical goods and toiletries (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, perfume, cologne and medical goods containing alcohol. The total net weight of the above-mentioned articles must not exceed 2 kg (4.4 lb) or 2 l (2qt), and the net weight of a single article must not exceed 0.5 kg (1lb) or 0.5 l (1pt). Drain valves in aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable mechanism protecting against unintentional outflow of the content.
  • Alcoholic beverages, if packed individually and containing more than 24% but not more than 70% of alcohol by volume, in vessels of no more than 5 l, with the net amount of 5 l per person.
  • Cylinders with inflammable, non-toxic gas used to operate artificial limbs. Also, spare cylinders of similar size, if the declared number is required during the trip.
  • Consumer electronic devices containing lithium or lithium-ion batteries, such as watches, calculators, cameras, cell phones, laptops, camcorders etc. if they are carried by the passengers or crew members for their personal use.
  • One (1) medical or clinical thermometer containing mercury is allowed per passenger for personal use, provided that it is carried in a protective case.

If you put any prohibited items in your baggage, they will be transported at your responsibility.

You must not attach/fix any additional items to your checked baggage which may detach during transport. The carrier is not liable for their loss.

NOTE! The carrier may refuse to accept checked baggage if it is not packed in a manner that guarantees safe carriage when handled with the exercise of an ordinary level of diligence. LOT recommends precise labelling of baggage with an address tag or label. The carrier does not take any responsibility for easily breakable or perishable items, nor for cash, jewellery or other valuables, documents, commercial samples, etc. carried in the baggage. The carriage of these items takes place exclusively at the passenger's own risk and responsibility. 

The rules of the carriage of hazardous materials are available also on the Civil Aviation Authority website and on the IATA website.