To avoid inconvenience at security we advise to download and read the official brochure on the latest rules and restrictions concerning hand luggage.
Please take note that liqiuds are not allowed in the hand luggage and advise to take this into account when planning your journey.
The new regulations apply to all flights originating in the EU. The brochure will give you a good idea of what you can or cannot take on board.
You can find more information on hand luggage below or in the download area.
Liquids in hand luggage
Liquids in hand luggage are only allowed in certain amounts
Examples of liquids:
- Shaving foams
These liquids are only allowed to take with you with a maximum volume of 100ml. If you take more than one liquid container with you, it needs to be stored in a transparent plastic bag with a maximum volume of 1l. This plastic bag needs to be closed und needs to be handed separately to the staff in the security check. One 1l plastic bag is allowed per person. Medications and specific food (e.g. baby food), which are necessary during flight can be stored outside of the plastic bag. The necessity of medications needs to be provable by a medical certificate. The volume of the liquid containers is relevant, not the actual content. That way it is not allowed to take a half full 175ml lotion with you in the hand luggage. Duty-free products, which are bought in the EU or on board of a European airline, are allowed to take with you in a tamperprooved container as long as you have the receipt.
Some good advice:
- Do not pack sharp or pointed objects into the hand luggage
- Never carry items for other people
- Do not leave your baggage unattended at any time
The following items are not allowed in cabin luggage and will be confiscated at the security control. The list is not exhaustive.
- Knives of any sort
- Razor blades
- Household cutlery
- Tool kits (hammers, nails, screwdrivers)
- Knitting needles
- Hypodermic syringes (unless supported by medical evidence)
- Toy or replica guns (plastic or metal)
- Walking sticks
- Some umbrellas
- Sporting bats
- Billiard, snooker or pool cues
- Disposable lighters or gas refills
- Laptops and other electronic devices need to be unpacked at the security check and get checked separately.
- The general prohibition of taking dangerous goods is still consistent.
- Wheelchairs and other battery powered vehicles have specific regulations. Ask our information desk for more information:+49 (0) 29 55. 7 70 or the airline.
Special hint for smokers:
Security matches or lighters need to be carried on body and are not allowed in hand luggage or checked luggage.
Important information about hand luggage and checks of persons
Security controls are necessary to ensure your safety at the airport and on board your flight.
Whilst at the airport you will pass through two security check points, one for hold luggage before check-in and another for hand luggage controls before entering the gate area. All luggage will be x-rayed.
To quicken up the proceedings at security controls before entering the gate, we recommend to prepare whilst waiting in the queue. Please take off coats and jackets, remove any content from pockets and place all loose items in one of the provided boxes for x-ray screening. Cameras, (including digital, small electrical items such as mobile phones, MP3 players and game consoles) can remain in the bag for screening. However, all laptops and large electrical items must be removed from the bag and placed in a separate tray. Passengers carrying these items should expect closer checks.
Objects which are not allowed and are found by the security check, will be withheld and disposed. Keeping it at the airport is not possible. In certain circumstances it might be allowed to bring it back to the car or send it via mail. After security check the hand luggage will be handed out to you. It's possible that you get asked to open your hand luggage for control. We kindly ask for your patience and waiting times. This needs to be done to ensure a safe air traffic and your personal safety.
Passengers are allowed to carry ONE item of hand luggage. Hold and hand luggage must not exceed certain weight and sizes. Please check with your airline for more information. Since each airline has their own policy regarding the free allowance and the amount or sizes of hand luggage to be taken on board, we recommend to contact the airline before travel. Different restrictions apply on journeys from and to USA and Canada. Further information will be given by your airline.
Excess luggage will be charged additionally. Prices can be found on the airline websites. Since each airline has their own policy regarding the free allowance and the amount or sizes of hand luggage to be taken on board we recommend to contact the airline before travel. In any case please make sure that your hold luggage does not exceed 32 kg. You may risk that the luggage exceeding 32 kg may not be loaded.
Outsize luggage such as surfboards, baby buggies, golf equipment or bicycles can be transported upon special arrangements with your airline or tour operator. Please contact your airline or tour operator in advance.
Since each airline has their own policy regarding the free allowance and the amount or sizes of hand luggage to be taken on board we recommend to contact the airline before travel. In any case please make sure that your hold luggage does not exceed 32 kg. You may risk that the luggage exceeding 32 kg may not be loaded. In some countries it could happen that luggage over 32kg which is not registered as outsize luggage won't be loaded. Special luggage or outsize lugagge like bikes, skies, etc. must be registered beforehand at the airline and might be charged with a fee.
We recommend to contact the airline before starting the trip.
Transport of wheel chairs
For electronic wheelchairs and other battery operated wheelchairs there are additional regulations. For further information please ask at our information desk in our terminal (+49 (0) 2955. 77-0), the airline or your travel agency.
Transport of animals
There are a wide range of regulations regarding the carriage of animals. They are complex and vary from country to country and airline to airline. We advise you to contact the authorities in the destination country for further details and seek advice from your airline before planning your journey.