Banned and Restricted Items


Legal restrictions and regulations about what you can or cannot take with you.

This page includes key information on banned and restricted items but some regulations may vary by country and airline. Always check local airport and airline rules before you fly, especially if you are transferring to another airline at any point in your journey.Some items fall under more than one category so please read the below instructions carefully. If your item is not covered here or you have any questions, please contact us.

Liquids, creams and aerosols

You can take liquids in your checked baggage but most countries have restrictions on the types and quantity you may carry in your hand baggage. This includes any type of liquids, gels, creams and aerosols, such as:
  • toiletries
  • liquid medicines
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • liquid components of e-cigarettes
  • food items, such as soups, sauces, jam and jelly (see separate guidance on baby food)
You are strongly advised to check the hand baggage requirements that contain important security information.

Hand baggage requirements

Each liquid must be in its own container of no more than 100ml (3.4oz).
You need to put all items in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of up to 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) with a total capacity of up to one litre (approx. one quart).
You must be able to completely close the bag and fit it in your hand baggage.
You must take the bag of liquids out of your hand baggage to be screened separately.
In the UK and EU, the tasting or testing of liquids, aerosols or gels on the skin is no longer a recognised method of screening.
These items are screened using special equipment and you may be asked to open them. If you're travelling outside the UK and EU, please check applicable safety requirements.


Toiletries, medicines and aerosols

You can take non-radioactive medicines or toiletries (incl. aerosols), such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol in your hand or checked baggage.
You can take non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive aerosols for sporting or home use in your checked baggage only.
The total net quantity of all the above mentioned items must not exceed 2kg or 2l, and the net quantity of each single item must not exceed 0.5kg or 0.5l. Please protect release valves on aerosols by a cap or other suitable means to prevent accidental release of the contents.


Alcoholic drinks

Please see the hand baggage requirements section above for information about taking liquids in your hand baggage through the security check areas. Once you enter the departures area (airside) alcohol can be purchased in quantities up to 5l.
You can take up to 5l alcoholic drinks per person in your checked baggage, provided they are in their retail packaging and max. 70% alcohol by volume. Each bottle or container can contain max. 5l.

Duty-free and airport purchases when connecting

You can buy duty-free liquids, gels or cream products of more than 100ml from airport shops or on board, provided that they have been sealed at the point of purchase in a Security Tamper Evident Bag with the receipt inside. If you buy items on board, please ask cabin crew to do this for you.
If you want to leave the airport and return later for your connecting flight, you can take these items with you as long as you don't open the sealed bag. You will then need to go through security again who might need to open and reseal your items in a new bag. We cannot accept liability for any products opened or confiscated during transit or disembarkation.
Please check the arrangements for all the airports on your journey to be certain what you can take in your hand baggage.
Any items you buy at the airport or on board count towards your hand baggage allowance for your next flight. If you exceed this, you may need to check the items in and be charged a fee.


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You can take solid foods like sandwiches, biscuits, fruit, nuts, etc. on board but the same restrictions for liquids apply to liquid foods, e.g. drinks, soups, sauces, jam or jelly (see guidance above).
Baby food and milk
If you are travelling with a baby or an infant, you are allowed to carry as much baby milk/food, powdered formula and sterilised water (must be in a baby bottle) as required for your trip, even if this exceeds the usual limit on liquids. These do not need to fit in the transparent bag but you should have them ready for inspection by airport security.
Bringing food into other countries
The country of your destination may restrict the types of food allowed into the country, e.g. meat, fresh fruit and vegetables are forbidden by many countries.