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Prohibited items on flight

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

a) 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:

– Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,

– Toy guns, replicas, and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,

– Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,

– Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns ,

– Signal flare pistols and starter pistols,

– Bows, crossbows, and arrows,

– Harpoon, guns and spear guns,

– Slingshots and catapult.

b) Stunning devices, devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:

– Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,

– Animal stunners and animal killers,

– Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.

c) Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

– Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,

– Ice axes and ice picks,

– Razor blades,

– Box cutters,

– Knives with blades of more than 6 cm,

– Scissors with blade of more than 6cm as measured from the fulcrum,

– Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,

– Swords and sabers.

d) Workmen’s tools, tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

– Crowbars,

– Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,

– Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as weapon such as screwdrivers and chisels,

– Saws, including cordless portable power saws,

– Blowtorches,

– Bolt guns and nail guns.

e) Blunt instruments, objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

– Baseball and softball bats,

– Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,

– Martial arts equipment.

f) Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable or appearing 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,

– Replica or imitation explosives devices,

– Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,

– Fireworks and other pyrotechnics,

– Smoke generating canisters and smoke generating cartridges

– Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

g) Liquids and other similar products.

Liquids, unless in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters or equivalent and contained in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 liter.

The term “liquids” includes:

– Water, other drinks, soups, syrup,

– Perfumes, colognes,

– Gels, pastes, lotions, liquid / solid mixtures,

– Toothpastes, oils, body creams,

– Mascara and other cosmetics of liquid substance or liquid / solid mixtures,

– Sprays,

– Aerosols, shaving foam and other items of similar consistency,

– Other similar items.

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.

Further to the above, the additional items are checked:

Gases: propane, butane,

Flammable liquids, in which gasoline and methanol are included,

Flammable solids and drastic substances, in which magnesium, firelighters and flares are included,

Oxidant substances and organic peroxides, in which whitener substances and the full series of vehicle body repair articles, are included,

Toxic or infectious materials, in which arsenic and contaminated blood are included,

Radioactive materials, in which isotopes for medical or commercial use are included,

Corrosive substances, in which mercury and car batteries are included,

– Constructive elements from the vehicles’ fuel supply system that contained fuel.

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES (PEDs)

  • Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries carried by passengers must be carried in the passenger cabin, on the person or in the carry-on baggage.
  • The carriage of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries placed in checked baggage in the cargo compartment is prohibited
  • Τhe carriage of spare batteries, power banks and portable electronic smoking devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers) in checked baggage is forbidden.
  • For passengers departing from sites except airports, all baggage and carry-on baggage excluding PEDs will be stored in the cargo compartment of the helicopter