Hand Baggage Rules

Generally, the rules regarding items prohibited in hand baggage are the same within the European Union. Nevertheless, the specifics of these rules may vary to a small extent depending on the airline and the country. For further information on whether a certain item is allowed, we recommend that you contact your airline.

Important!

Security officer has always the right to assess the harmfulness of the item and not to allow the items not mentioned in the list of prohibited items on board of an aircraft, if the item can be used to cause an injury

If you have doubts whether an item is allowed in hand baggage, we recommend that you place it in your checked baggage or contact the airport information desk at the number (+372) 605 8888 or your airline.

Before you travel, you should always carefully consider how you distribute your things between your hand baggage and your checked baggage. It is prohibited to take items which may endanger the aircraft, passengers or crew into the cabin of the aircraft. Baggage must not contain flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous or otherwise hazardous substances or items. The list provide below is merely explanatory and general and may not include all prohibited items. Therefore, if you have any doubts, we recommend that you place the item in your checked baggage or contact the Tallinn Airport information service at the number (+372) 605 8888 or at the e-mail address info[at]tll.aero or your airline.

Hand Baggage Restrictions

Liquids, Gels and Aerosols

Tallinn Airport does not inspect liquids, aerosols or gels in containers larger than 100 millilitres or the equivalent thereof (except for medicines or special diet foods) and therefore you are not allowed to take these items into the cabin of the aircraft.

Items allowed in hand baggage:

  • liquids packaged in individual containers of up to 100 millilitres or the equivalent thereof, in a resealable transparent plastic bag with a volume of up to one litre so that the contents fit in the bag properly and the bag is completely sealed;
  • medicines and special diet foods (incl. baby food), which as of 31 January 2014, however, are subject to inspection. Therefore, we recommend that you pack any baby food and liquid medicines in a manner which makes it easy to take them out of your bag to present to the security worker.

Firearms and Projectile Devices

It is prohibited to have any firearms, parts thereof (except telescopic sights), toy guns, replicas of firearms, flare guns, starter pistols, bows, crossbows, arrows, harpoons, underwater firearms or slingshots in your hand baggage.

Stunning Devices

It is prohibited to have any devices specifically intended for stunning or immobilisation, including electric shock devices, devices for tranquilising and killing animals, and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, in your hand baggage.

Sharp-Pointed or Edged Objects

It is prohibited to have any objects which can be used to cause serious injury, including items designed for chopping, razor blades, knives with blades over 6 cm long, scissors with blades over 6 cm long from fulcrum, swords, sabres etc., in your hand baggage.

Tools

It is prohibited to have any tools which can be used to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, incl. crowbars, drills and drill bits, nail and bold guns, tools with a blade or shaft over 6 cm long, saws, blowtorches etc., in your hand baggage.

Blunt Instruments

It is prohibited to have any objects which can be used to cause serious injury by hitting, incl. various bats, clubs and martial arts equipment, in your hand baggage.

Explosive and Incendiary Substances and Devices

It is prohibited to transport explosive and incendiary substances and devices, which are or appear capable of being used to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, incl. ammunition, detonators, mines, grenades and other explosive military stores, pyrotechnics, smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges, replicas of explosive devices.