The Commission of the European Union in the Regulation of the Commission (EC) 820/2008 has stipulated that the Member States and the airlines registered in the same, must adopt a series of measures, of obligatory compliance, to avoid that they can have access to restricted security zones of airports and be transported to the edge of aircraft prohibited items. As a consequence of the continuous evolution of the type of weapons, objects, materials and substances that could be used for the commission of acts of unlawful interference, the list of prohibited objects can not be exhaustive and will be subject to subsequent modifications deemed necessary, whenever new articles or forms of threat to the safety of the aeronautical operation are detected.

It provides that the public has access to the list of prohibited items that passengers can not enter in the restricted areas of the airport, in the cabin of the aircraft and prohibited items that passengers can not transport in the baggage destined for the cargo hold of the aircraft.


Passengers will not be allowed to carry the following items to the restricted security zones and on the aircraft.


Any object that can throw a projectile or cause an injury or seems to be able to do it, such as:
  • All type of firearms
  • Reproductions of firearms and imitation firearms
  • Parts from firearms (except riflescopes and telescopic sights)
  • Pistols and air rifles and shotgun shotguns
  • Guns to launch signal rockets
  • Starting "Starter" pistols.
  • Toy guns of any kind
  • Ball Guns
  • Fixed projectile guns and staple guns for industrial use
  • Springs
  • Catapults
  • Harpoons and fishing guns
  • Killer guns
  • Devices to stun or cause discharges, such as cattle stings or laser guns.
  • Lighters in the shape of a firearm


  • Axes and hatchets
  • Arrows and darts
  • Crampons
  • Harpoons and javelins
  • Pickaxes and ice picks
  • Ice skates
  • Automatic or spring knives of any length
  • Knives which includes ritual knives, with leaves of a length greater than 6 cm, made of metal or any other resistant material that allows its use as a weapon,
  • Crease
  • Machetes
  • Open blades and razors (except safety razors or disposable razors, whose blades are encapsulated)
  • Sabers, swords and canes-sword
  • Scalpel
  • Scissors whose leaves exceed 6 cm. of length
  • Ski and hiking poles
  • Thrown stars
  • Tools that can be used as a sharp or cutting weapon (drills, bits, blades, saws, screwdrivers, levers, hammers, pliers, wrenches, wrenches, welding lamps, etc ...)


  • Any blunt instrument that could cause injuries, such as:
  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Sticks and canes, rigid or flexible (batons, canes, etc ... ..)
  • Cricket bats
  • Goal Clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Bates or lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Pool cue
  • Fishing rods
  • Equipment for martial arts.


Any explosive or flammable substance that takes a risk to the health of passengers and crew, as well as to the safety of aircraft and goods:
  • Ammunition
  • Fulminantes
  • Detonators and fuzes
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Reproductions and imitations of explosives and explosive devices
  • Mines and other explosive charges for military use
  • Pomegranates of all kinds
  • Gas and gas cylinders (butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen, etc.) in large volume
  • Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnic items (including firecrackers and toy primers)
  • Matches (except security)
  • Smoke generating cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuels (gasoline, diesel, fuel for lighters, alcohol, ethanol, etc.)
  • Paint nebulizers
  • Turpentine and paint thinners
  • Alcoholic beverages whose volumetric alcohol content exceeds 70%


Any chemical or toxic substance that constitutes a risk to the health of passengers and crew as well as to the safety of aircraft and goods:
  • Acids and alkalis (for example, wet batteries that may be spilled)
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances (mercury, chlorine, etc.)
  • Neutralizing or incapacitating nebulizers (mace, sprays of spicy substances, tear gas, etc.) radioactive material (eg, isotopes for medical or commercial use)
  • Poisons
  • Materials that are infectious or that pose a biological risk (for example, infected blood, bacteria and viruses),
  • Materials with spontaneous ignition or combustion capacity
  • Fire extinguishing devices


Liquids, except those contained in individual containers with a capacity of less than 100 milliliters, contained in transparent re-sealable plastic bags with a capacity not exceeding 1 liter. The contents of the plastic bag should have enough slack and the bag should be completely closed. Liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, liquid / solid mixtures and the contents of pressurized containers, such as toothpaste, gel, beverages, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other articles of similar consistency. More information about liquids allowed in the section "Hand luggage".


The items listed below may not be entered in the hold baggage:
  • explosives (including detonators, fuzes, grenades, mines and explosives),
  • gases (which includes propane and butane),
  • flammable liquids (which includes gasoline and methanol),
  • flammable solids and reactive substances (which includes magnesium, lighters, fireworks and flares),
  • oxidizers and organic peroxides (which includes bleach and body repair kits),
  • toxic or infectious substances (which includes rodenticides and infected blood),
  • radioactive material (which includes isotopes for medical or commercial use),
  • corrosive (which includes mercury and car batteries),
  • parts of the fuel circuit of a car that have contained fuel.


  • Security portfolios, safes: Security equipment such as briefcases, safes, sacks of money, etc ... that incorporate dangerous goods such as lithium batteries and / or pyrotechnic material are totally prohibited.
  • Disabling elements: It is forbidden to carry with you (both in checked and hand luggage) disabling elements such as self-defense gases, aerosols, etc ... that contain disabling or irritating substances.
  • Liquid Oxygen Devices: Personal medical devices that use liquid oxygen (in both checked and hand luggage)
  • Magnetized material: Any material that, when packaged for airborne transport, has a magnetic field strength of 0.418 A / m (0.00525gauss) or more at a distance of 2.1 m (7ft) from any point on the surface of the package prepared .

ICAO - Additional clarifications on the new transport restrictions of lithium ion batteries

Following the recent decision of the ICAO Council to prohibit the transport of lithium-ion batteries as cargo in passenger aircraft, the United Nations body issued the following clarifications:
  • Passenger luggage:
    • The new restriction does not affect lithium ion batteries installed in personal electronic devices carried by passengers, either in carry-on luggage or in checked baggage.
    • Passengers should not carry spare batteries in checked baggage. These should be carried in the hand luggage or in the person.
  • Baggage issued by air as cargo
    • Lithium ion batteries can no longer be carried in the baggage issued independently as cargo.
    • Lithium ion batteries contained in lost baggage or excess baggage transported as cargo are allowed, provided that they also meet the requirements of points 1 and 2.
  • Global, local government and airline requirements:
    • Passengers should check the regulations of the local government and the airline to ensure full compliance with all the requirements applicable to their trip.
    • The new prohibition is not voluntary and all 191 States parties to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) must apply it.

Check the complete list of prohibited objects here.