Forbidden for transport
Permitted under certain conditions

Dangerous Items and Substances Forbidden for Transport by Air

  • Mercury barometers.
  • Corrosives: acids, alkalis wet cell batteries.
  • Flammable liquids and solids: lighter or heater fuels, paint, fare lighters.
  • Oxidising materials and organic peroxides.
  • Radioactive materials.
  • Infectious substances: bacteria, live virus materials.
  • Magnetised materials.
  • Compressed gases: deeply refrigerated, flammable, non flammable and poisonous butane, oxygen, propane, aqualung cylinders.
  • Aerosoles.
  • Explosives: fireworks, flares munitions, pistol caps.
  • Poisons: insecticides, weed killers, arsenic, cyanides.
  • Toxic substances: bleaching powder, peroxides.

Safety precautions regarding the transportation of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries or devices:

  • damaged, recalled or potentially hazardous lithium batteries, including those contained in equipment and/or shipped with equipment, are forbidden to be transported by aircraft;
  • passengers must immediately inform the cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure;
  • in case of damage or defect of the battery or device the passenger must keep the battery or device turned off, protect it from accidental activation, disable any features that may turn it on, keep it on the person, and not charge it at any time.

Detailed information can be found on www.easa.europa.eu, www.faa.gov, avia.gov.ua.

The approval of the operator(s) is required Permitted in or as checked baggage Permitted in or as carry-on baggage
Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packaging, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 L, with a total net quantity of 5 litres per person (carried in cabin luggage – only those purchased at Duty Free in special sealed bags which passengers are not allowed to open before boarding and during the flight). No Yes Yes
Ammunition (cartridges for weapons ), securely packaged (in Div. 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only), in quantities not exceeding 5 kg (11 lb) gross weight per person for that person’s own use. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages. Yes Yes No
Avalanche rescue backpack, one (1) per person, containing a cartridge of compressed gas in Div. 2.2. May also be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing less than 200 mg net of Div. 1.4S. The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves. Yes Yes Yes
Batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. No No Yes
Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel, with empty fuel tank and/or fuel container Yes Yes No
Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel Yes Yes Yes
Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage. Forbidden
Dry Ice (Carbon Dioxide, solid) which is used to pack perishables, is allowed for carriage in checked or carry-on baggage, provided the package permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Total maximum net quantity per person is 2,5 kg. Yes Yes Yes
E-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation. No No Yes
Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person. Forbidden
Fuel cells and spare fuel cartridges powering portable electronic devices (e.g. cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders). No Yes Yes
Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2. Up to two (2) small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safety device such as a life-jacket or vest. Not more than one (1) device per passenger, and up to two (2) spare small cartridges per passenger, not more than four (4) cartridges up to 50 ml water capacity for other devices. Yes Yes Yes
Gas cylinders, non-flammable, non-toxic worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also, spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey. No Yes Yes
Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew-member, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage. No Yes Yes
Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons. Yes Yes Yes
Insulated packagings containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in porous material containing only non-dangerous goods. No Yes Yes
Internal combustion or fuel cell engines. No Yes No
Lamps, energy efficient when in retail packaging intended for personal or home use. No Yes Yes
Lithium Batteries: Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries Yes Yes No
Lithium Batteries: Portable electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as watches, calculating machines, cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and power banks, when carried by passengers or crew for personal use. Batteries must not exceed 2g for lithium metal batteries and 100 Wh for lithium ion batteries.
Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched-off and must be protected from damage. Each person is limited to a maximum 15 PED.
EXCEPTION: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 electronic devices are forbidden for transport on UIA flights as checked baggage, mail or cargo and allowed in hand luggage provided that they are turned off and not charging.
No Yes Yes
Lithium batteries, spare/loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and PMED (portable medical electronic devices) or with a lithium content exceeding 2g but not exceeding 8g for PMED only. Maximum of two spare batteries in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Yes No Yes
Lithium battery-powered electronic devices. Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium content exceeding 2g but not exceeding 8g. Yes Yes Yes
Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one’s person or in checked or carry-on baggage.
Note: «Strike anywhere” matches, “Blue flame” ” or “Cigar” lighter are forbidden.
No No Yes
Mobility Aids: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable wet batteries, as well as with spillable batteries or with lithium batteries. Yes Yes No
Non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol No Yes Yes
Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use.
The total net quantity of all above mentioned articles must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L, and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5kg. or 0.5 L. .Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.
No Yes No
Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders required for medical use. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg gross weight.
Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.
Yes Yes Yes
Permeation devices. No Yes No
Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries, batteries must be 12 V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried. No Yes Yes
Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally, or radiopharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of medical treatment. No On ones person
Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags etc, incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material are totally forbidden. Forbidden
Specimens, non-infectious packed with small quantities of flammable liquid. No Yes Yes
Thermometer, medical or clinical, which contains mercury. Allowed in checked baggage only. One thermometer in a hard protective case per passenger. No Yes No
Containers (dewars) with biological materials
*Passengers must inform UIA in advance in the process of booking and paying for tickets about their intent to carry such container (dewar) as well as present the dewar at the check-in counter. Containers (dewars) cannot be transported as hand luggage for it is impossible to store them in the overhead lockers on board. Such containers must be carried only in a fixed vertical position on a separately paid passenger seat.
Yes No No*
Battery-powered mobility aids with lithium ion batteries such as airwheel, solowheel, hover board, mini segway, balance wheel etc. Forbidden
Other commercially available types of batteries such as Ni-Cad (nickel cadmium), and alkaline are allowed for carriage in carry-on baggage only provided they are adequately protected against short circuit.