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List of Prohibited Articles

The list of prohibited articles includes articles and substances, the carriage of which in civil aircrafts is strictly prohibited or permitted under special conditions.

The list of prohibited articles is established by the Europen Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security.

You can find the full text of the Regulation here: 


Besides, aviation security inspectors are entitled to add other seemingly innocent articles or substances to the category of prohibited articles and substances and to prevent getting these things in the airport area and the aircraft.

If a prohibited article or substance is found in your cabin or hold baggage and the circumstances permit, the passenger may be given the opportunity to:

• consult with the airline regarding the fact of putting the article/substance in the hold baggage;
• return to the check-in area and take the article/substance to their car or otherwise dispose of it in any other way acceptable to the passenger;
• dispose of the article/substance in the container for prohibited articles located in the aviation security screening checkpoint.
Where administrative or criminal liability is provided for carriage of prohibited articles/substances, aviation security inspectors involve employees of the competent law enforcement authority.
To avoid misunderstandings and conflicts during security check, we recommend the following:
• when buying a plane ticket, consult the airline’s representative regarding any prohibitions, since the airline is entitled to impose additional restrictions in relation to prohibited or dangerous articles/substances in their aircraft,
• before you go to check in, take a look at the informative materials located in the check-in area to learn more about articles and substances prohibited on aircraft.

In case you have any additional questions regarding aviation security (conditions of the passenger and baggage security screening, articles prohibited on aircraft and other issues), call 1817; For the calls from abroad – (+371) 29311817. 

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their cabin baggage:

1.    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:
Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
2. Stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise
3. Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury
4. Workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft
5. Blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit
6. Explosives and incendiary substances, ammunition and devices
Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage:

1. explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices 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,
• mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
• fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
• smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
• dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

The full list of prohibited articles can be downloaded here (PDF)

Items restricted in hand baggage