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RESTRICTED ITEMS

For safety and security reasons, certain items are not allowed on board as carry-on baggage, and some items are not permitted aboard the aircraft even as checked baggage. Also, a prior approval is often needed from the airline. The information on this page applies to all Finnair flights – if your trip includes flights operated by other airlines, please see their baggage regulations.

Below is a list of some common items and packing instructions:

Liquids

You can take as carry-on baggage:

  • Liquids in containers of max. 100 ml packed in a single, transparent, re-sealable 1-litre plastic bag.
  • Medicines, baby milk and baby food enough for the whole journey. You may be asked for proof of authenticity.
  • Duty-free goods in a sealed security bag. The item and the receipt must remain sealed inside the security bag provided at the time of purchase.

Present your liquids separately from other carry-on baggage for screening at the airport security check.

Matches and cigarette lighters

  • May be transported in the pocket, not as checked or carry-on baggage
  • Only one small packet of matches or one cigarette lighter permitted
  • Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted

Electronic cigarettes

  • May be transported as carry-on baggage only
  • Not permitted to be used or recharged during the flight

Batteries

  • Lithium batteries are restricted dangerous goods. They may be carried onboard in limited quantities when they are intended for personal use, not for commercial purposes.
  • Lithium metal batteries up to 2 grams of lithium (e.g. cameras) may be transported as checked or carry-on baggage when installed in a portable device. Carry-on baggage is recommended.
  • Spare lithium metal batteries up to 2 grams of lithium may be transported as carry-on baggage
  • Lithium metal batteries over 2 grams of lithium are forbidden both as checked or carry-on baggage
  • Lithium ion batteries up to 100 watt-hours (e.g. cellular phones and laptops) may be transported as checked or carry-on baggage when installed in a portable device
  • Spare lithium ion batteries up to 100 watt-hours may be transported as carry-on baggage
  • Up to 2 spare lithium ion batteries more than 100 but less than 160 watt-hours: prior approval from Finnair is needed
  • Lithium ion batteries more than 100 but less than 160 watt-hours (e.g. video cameras and portable medical devices) installed in a device: prior approval from Finnair is needed
  • Lithium ion batteries over 160 watt-hours (e.g. large power banks and car batteries) are forbidden both as checked or carry-on baggage
  • Recalled or damaged batteries and batteries that have not been manufactured according to good quality methods are forbidden.
  • When carrying spare batteries, battery's electrical connections must be protected from contact with metal or other batteries, which may cause the battery to short circuit. Best way is to keep batteries in their original packaging. If original packaging is unavailable, tape over the electrical connections. Placing each battery in its own individual plastic bag also will isolate the battery's connections.

Hoverboards and other self-balancing scooters + electric bikes

  • Small vehicles powered by lithium ion batteries (e.g. AirWheel, Solowheel, Hoverboards and Mini Segways) are forbidden both as checked and carry-on baggage, even if the battery is disconnected or removed.
  • Electric bikes cannot be transported as checked baggage, even if the battery is disconnected or removed.

Hairspray

  • May be transported as checked baggage
  • Max. size of one bottle is 0,5 kg or 0,5 l
  • Total acceptable amount of aerosol products per passenger is 2 kg or 2 l (includes perfumes, colognes, medicines containing alcohol, etc.)
  • The bottle must be protected by a cap to prevent involuntary release of the contents

Camping stoves and fuel containers

  • May be transported as checked baggage
  • The fuel tank of the camping stove and/or fuel container must be completely drained of all liquid fuel
  • Gas containers are forbidden, full or empty
  • Prior approval from Finnair is needed

Avalanche rescue backpack

  • May be transported as checked or carry-on baggage
  • Pyrotechnic trigger mechanism may contain less than 200 mg of Div. 1.4S explosives
  • Must be packed in a way that it cannot accidentally be activated
  • Prior approval from Finnair is needed

Self-inflating life jacket

  • May be transported as checked baggage or carry-on baggage
  • Max. two small cylinders attached to the life jacket and max. two spare cylinders
  • Prior approval from Finnair is needed

Medicine

  • May be transported as checked baggage or carry-on baggage
  • If you require any medication during the flight or at the airport, pack it in your carry-on baggage
  • Pack medicines in a separate bag, preferably in the original packaging
  • Take along the prescription and the doctor’s certificate; especially if your illness requires treatment with injectable medication

What to bring on a flight

If you are departing from an airport within the European Union, please see what items you are permitted to bring here. The information is based on European Union legislation and International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) instructions. Please check the service provider’s regulations.

If you have a question about a specific item that is not listed here or on website mentioned above, please call our customer service.

Further information on security is also available on Finavia’s and TraFi’s (Finnish Transport Safety Agency) website. For information concerning the aviation-security laws and regulations of countries other than Finland, please contact the respective aviation authorities.