Under no circumstances may you take in the cabin firearms or any other type of object that you consider dangerous (including Pistols, airguns, sables, bows, arrows, bats, golf clubs ...) must be transported in the hold.
In accordance with Royal Decree 137/93 (BOE nº55 of 05/03/93), passengers are not authorized to enter the cabin of an aircraft with the following items:
- Firearms and weapons in general: Pistols, rifles, shotguns, air guns / signal / toy / ball, crossbows, bows for arrows, harpoons-fishing rifles, etc.
- Weapons or sharp objects or with edges: Axes, arrows, darts, harpoons, javelins, ski poles, etc ...
- Powerful instruments: bats, golf clubs, oars, skateboards, fishing rods, catapult, etc ...
For the acceptance and transport of weapons as checked baggage it is necessary:
- Packaging: Firearms must be unloaded, disassembled and in the proper packaging. The ammunition will be transported on the plane only as checked baggage and properly labeled and identified, with the knowledge of the carrier, duly packed in wooden boxes, metal or cardboard pressing to protect them against any shock or movement. Weapons and ammunition may not be in the same container. Weapons and sharp objects must be in proper packaging.
- Billing: To be able to invoice the passenger must present the authorization to the effect issued by the "Arms Intervention of the airport", which has the corresponding forms. The original copy will remain in the possession of the passenger and a copy of it will be included in the luggage or the container containing the firearm. The luggage that carries the weapon must be removed by the passenger at the national destination, at the arms intervention office of the destination airport and if it is a foreign destination, it will be according to the provisions of the country's authorities.
- Hunting equipment and / or sport shooting: It is considered hunting equipment and / or sport shooting, to the group of pieces consisting of no more than:
- Rifles and shotguns (long weapons): Two cases of rifles or shotguns containing no more than two rifles or shotguns in total. No more than five kilograms of ammunition per passenger in one or several boxes. An additional suitcase or briefcase for sports equipment (suit, gloves, footwear, mat, tripods, spyglasses, rollers … and small tools or spare parts).
- Guns (short weapons): two briefcases for pistols, containing no more than five pistols. No more than five kilograms of ammunition per passenger in one or several boxes. An additional suitcase or briefcase for sports equipment (suit, gloves, footwear, mat, tripods, spyglasses, rollers, etc ..., and small tools or spare parts).
The ammunition will be transported on the plane, only as checked baggage and properly labeled and identified, with the knowledge of the carrier, duly packed in wooden boxes, metal or pressed cardboard to protect them against any shock or movement.
Only small arms ammunition for sporting purposes and personal use will be allowed, provided they do not contain incendiary or explosive projectiles.
For the transport of ammunition within the national territory or to points abroad, it is necessary to apply the National Regulation based on the Explosives Regulations, with the limits established by it and in accordance with the needs of the sporting activity. In any case, each passenger can not carry more than 5 kg. of ammunition. When traveling more than one passenger with weapons, each one of them must present their equipment individually, not being allowed to group with the teams of other passengers.
It must be indicated in the reservation, informing about the type of weapon and the amount of ammunition transported.
List of countries with special procedures for transporting weapons
- Colombia: Restricted income and will only be admitted as temporary importation to police authorities and diplomats. Residents must have the permits and safe conducts authorized by the Ministry of Defense.
- Costa Rica: Weapons arriving as baggage will be requisitioned by customs until the passenger obtains permission from the Ministry of National Security.
- Cuba: Only hunting weapons are allowed. The agencies that are dedicated to this type of tourism make all the coordination with the authorities for the entrance of the same.
- Chile: Weapons that arrive as baggage must be declared before the customs and may enter the country with the authorization of the Ministry of National Defense.
- Ecuador: Passengers traveling with weapons must arrive in the country with the corresponding permission from the Ministry of National Defense issued.
- El Salvador: Weapons arriving as baggage will be requisitioned by customs until the passenger obtains permission from the Ministry of Public Security.
- Guatemala: Passengers traveling with sports or defensive weapons must arrive at said airport with a document authorizing entry or temporary importation of said weapons, issued by the Guatemalan embassy in the country of origin. In case of non-compliance, the passengers will be remitted to the police authorities and retained, and the airline can be prosecuted for not complying with said arrival requirement.