PassengersSecurity inspectionsList of FAQ about substances and articles

Be careful with following articles and substances


Many articles in our daily use can, when transported on an aeroplane, be dangerous
because of e.g. temperature or pressure variations or vibrations. Where limitations
are mentioned on the list below, they are applicable to each person.

Aerosols

Medicinal or toilet articles, including aerosols, may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Also non-flammable non-toxic aerosols for sporting or home use may be carried in checked baggage only. The total net quantity of all such articles carried by each person must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L.

Alcoholic beverages

May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage with a total net quantity not exceeding 5 L. The alcoholic content must not be more than 70 per cent by volume. Observe customs regulations.

Ammunition

Securely boxed cartridges for hunting or sporting purposes for personal use may be carried with the approval of the operator in checked baggage only in quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross mass per person.

Art supplies

Art colours packed in tubes are normally not dangerous and may therefore be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Solvents for art colours may be dangerous, flammable liquids, which must not be carried on an aeroplane. If the solvent only contains linseed oil, it is not regarded as a dangerous substance. It should, however, also be considered that rags dampened with linseed oil may heat up and ignite in contact with air, for this which reason linseed oil is considered regarded as they are dangerous and forbidden for air transport.

Axe

May be carried in checked baggage.

Batteries and cells (for consumer electronic devices)
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Lithium batteries or cells, however, may only be carried when fitted into a consumer electronic device, or in case of spare batteries or cells, only in carry-on baggage and protected so as to prevent short circuits.

Batteries (wet)

Forbidden (corrosive). Corrosive substances, such as battery acids, must not be carried.

Bleaches

Forbidden (oxidizer).

Camping stoves

Flammable liquids and gases used as fuel for camping stoves are forbidden. A stove without fuel may be carried. Stoves which have been carefully emptied and cleaned of fuel may be carried.

Deodorants

See aerosols.

Diagnostic specimens

Forbidden (may contain infectious substances)

Diving equipment

May contain cylinders of compressed gas, which as such are forbidden in baggage. Empty cylinders (pressure gauge indicating zero) may be carried. May also contain high intensity diving lamps that can generate extreme heat when operated in air. In order to be carried safely, the bulb or battery must be disconnected.

Fireworks

Forbidden (explosives)

Fishing gear

Fishing gear (rods and tackle boxes containing hooks) must be transported in checked baggage.

Gas cylinders

Forbidden (gases)

Gas weapons

Forbidden (gases).

Hair curler

Line-powered hair curlers may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. No more than one hair curler containing butane gas may be carried, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. Gas refills for such curlers must not be carried.

Hair spray

See aerosols.

Hockey sticks etc.

May be carried in checked baggage.

Insecticides

Forbidden. Mosquito deterrents which are applied on the skin may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage on the same preconditions as the above mentioned medicinal or toilet articles or aerosols for sporting or home use.

Insulin needles

Medicines or medical equipment, e.g. an insulin pump, which are needed by a passenger for the care of his/her condition during the journey, will not be removed from him/her in the security check. To find out about the practice in the destination country, the travel agency can be consulted.

Iron

May be carried in checked baggage.

Kitchenware (frying pans etc.)

May be carried in checked baggage.

Knitting needles

May be carried in checked baggage.

Knives

May be carried in checked baggage.

Life jackets

Self inflating life jackets fitted with gas canisters may be carried with hand luggage or stowed in the hold by permission of the carrier airline. No more than two small gas canisters may be attached to the life jacket, containing non-inflammable, non-toxic gas such as carbon dioxide or air. No more than two spare canisters are permitted.

Lighters

Only one lighter for the passenger´s own use may be carried on the person, e.g. in a pocket. Forbidden in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Lighter fluid

Forbidden (flammable liquid).

Matches

Only one packet for the passenger's own use may be carried on the person, e.g. in a pocket. Forbidden in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Highly flammable ”strike anywhere” matches are totally forbidden.

Nail scissors

May be carried in checked baggage.

Oxygen or air bottles

Small gaseous oxygen or air cylinders required for medical use may be carried with the approval of the operator either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. For example, carriage of gas cylinders used as diving equipment is forbidden unless the cylinders are emptied.

Paints

Forbidden if contain dangerous substances (e.g. flammable liquid or poison).

Photographic films

May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Fluoroscopy equipment used in Finland do not harm photographic films or video records. In other countries there may, however, be different equipment in use, for which reason carriage in carry-on baggage is recommended.

Portable computer

Recommended to be carried as carry-on baggage. Operators usually restrict the use of electronic devices by passengers on the aeroplane, for which reason cabin crew must be consulted before using them or advice sought from the airline before flight. If the portable computer contains lithium batteries or other dangerous substances, relevant restrictions must be observed (see batteries and cells).

Razors, safety razors

May be carried in checked baggage only. If you travel with carry-on baggage only, you may carry a plastic safety razor equipped with a blade fixed permanently to the plastic handle.

Rockets

Forbidden (explosives).

Roller skates

May be carried in checked baggage.

Samples

Forbidden if contain or may contain dangerous substances.

Scissors

May be carried in checked baggage.

Sewing materials

May be carried in checked baggage.

Shaving foam

See aerosols.

Skates

May be carried in checked baggage.

Skateboard

May be carried in checked baggage.

Ski waxes and wax remover liquids

Solid ski waxes and klisters may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Some types of ski wax, however, contain forbidden substances. If the label includes such words as “flammable” or “inflammable” you will not be allowed to take it on the plane. As for aerosols, see aerosols above. Most wax remover liquids are flammable and therefore forbidden.

Smoke detector

May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Toy guns

May be carried in checked baggage.

Solvents and adhesives

Forbidden if contain dangerous substances (e.g. flammable liquid).

Umbrella

May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Video records

See photographic films.

Walking poles

May be carried in checked baggage.

Washing powders

May be carried carefully packed either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage for the passenger´s own use.

Weapons

Weapons of war must not be carried. Sporting or hunting weapons may be carried with the approval of the operator in checked baggage only. The weapon must be unloaded and in a closed weapon bag, case etc.



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