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, at the e-mail address info[at]tll.aero or your airline.

Hand Baggage Restrictions

In the European Union, the rules on prohibited articles in hand luggage have generally been harmonized. However, details may vary slightly for different airlines and countries. For more information on the admissibility of some items, we recommend contacting your carrier.
Before traveling, you should always carefully consider what to pack in hand luggage and what to pack in the checked baggage. It is prohibited to take items which could endanger aircraft, passengers or crew members to an aircraft cabin. The luggage must not contain any flammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic or otherwise hazardous substances or objects.

Limitations on fluids in hand luggage

In aviation security, liquids do not mean only the products that are completely liquid, such as drinks and perfumes but the prohibition of liquids also extends to aerosols and gels. Liquids include pastes, cosmetic liquids, liquid/dry mixtures and pressurized containers such as toothpaste, hair gel, beverages, soups, syrups, shaving foam and other products with similar consistency. Foodstuffs that are not in solid form also fall under the prohibition.
At the Tallinn Airport, liquids, aerosols, and gels (other than medicines or special diet food) in individual packs of more than 100 ml or equivalent capacity are not subject to inspection, so it is prohibited to carry them to the airplane cabin in the hand luggage.
Therefore, it is permitted to carry in the hand luggage:

  • Liquids in individual packs of up to 100 ml or equivalent capacity and packaged in a transparent, reusable plastic bag of up to one-liter capacity so that the contents fit neatly into a plastic bag and the bag is completely closed.
  • Medicines and special dietary foods (including baby foods), which, however, are all subject to inspection as of 31 January 2014. We recommend packaging of baby food and liquid medicines in such a way that they can easily be taken out of the bag for presentation to the security staff.

Prohibited items

The list below is illustrative and general, and may not include all prohibited articles. Therefore, in case of doubt, it is advisable to package the item into the checked baggage or contact the Tallinn Airport Information at (+372) 605 8888 or by e-mail at info[at]tll.aero or with your airline.

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.