Guide

There are some general principles of transporting items on board an aircraft

  • Liquids, gels and aerosols
  • Medications
  • Food
  • Electronic equipment and outdoor clothing

Attention

Please note that the security personnel has the right to request for removal from the cabin and checked baggage, every object which does not meet the requirements. The following list is merely illustrative and its purpose is to show passengers which objects can be considered as dangerous.

Please also note that the air carrier has the right to set their own restrictions such as amount or weight of luggage. For more detailed information on this issue, contact the carrier with whom you have entered into a contract of carriage.

At the same time we would like to point out that, regardless of the list below, the regulations of carriage of dangerous goods and the relevant customs and sanitary restrictions apply.


Liquids, gels and aerosols

Passengers are allowed to carry liquids, gels and aerosols through the security control with the assumption that they are placed in maximum 100 ml/100 g containers, and all containers are located in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag with a capacity of less than one liter. Approximate dimensions of the bag are 22 cm x 15 cm. One passenger can carry one bag.

It is allowed to board planes bringing food for infants such as: milk powder, liquid milk, water and fruit juices in amounts intended to be eaten during the travel.

Note: If the container does not have the factory capacity mark, may be treated as exceeding 100ml and not allowed to bring on board an aircraft.

 

Medications

Transport of liquid medications in hand luggage is possible, provided that the medications are necessary for the passenger during the journey. The screening personnel may ask you to confirm the authenticity of the medicine. Furthermore, it must be placed in a plastic bag. Passengers approaching the security check shall personally notify the officers of carrying the medications without waiting for the result of control.

In order to speed up the screening process, passengers should report any liquids, gels and aerosols in cabin baggage separately for screening, for example, by placing them in a separate container when approaching the x-ray machine to screen baggage. If possible, passengers should have documentation of the medication (eg medical certificate).

 

Food

Products in the solid state, such as chocolate, sandwiches, fruit and vegetables are allowed in any amount (subject to the provisions of the customs). Food in the liquid state, such as yogurts, creams, jams and jellies are restricted and should be put in 100 ml containers and the containers must fit in a 1-liter plastic bag.

If you plan to take in food, cooking utensils, knives and any other sharp items, please put them into your check-in luggage.

If you are traveling to another country, we advise you to check with the airline regulation in this area before departure as other restrictions may exist in the other countries, which may be important when planning a return trip.

 

Electronic equipment and outdoor clothing

According to EU regulations in the field of civil aviation security electronic equipment (laptops, cameras) and outerwear must be checked as a separate piece of luggage. Therefore, approaching the security checkpoint, please remove all electronics from cabin baggage and put it separately to control. Please do accordingly if you carry outerwear (jackets, coats, jackets).


 

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For air travel, the transport of certain items on board the aircraft might affect your safety.

What are the hazardous materials?


HAZARDOUS MATERIALS are objects or substances which are capable of creating a significant risk to your health, safety, and carried by your personal property during air travel.

Hazardous materials may be objects of daily use: dry ice, sprays and perfumes, bleach, batteries, adhesives and many other items that do not normally raise our concerns during their use.

How hazardous materials may affect the safety and comfort of the flight?

  • Some items may automatically by friction or heat generation kindle a fire in the passenger's baggage (safety matches, lighter, diving flashlight);
  • Some substances (bleach) can dramatically stimulate the oxidation of the combustion of other materials.


IN THE PAST MANY AIRCRAFT DISASTERS WAS CAUSED BY CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY PASSENGERS


Therefore, before you begin your journey, please refer to the listed materials below, and pack your lagguage with care.


PACKING LUGGAGE:
Check if the items that you intend to put in your luggage (cabin or registered) are marked:

 

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  • If you find one of them - consider whether the object on which the mark appears is necessary during your trip.

    If you have any doubt as to whether the object can be hazardous for air transport , you can contact the airline on which you will take a flight, or inquire about it the airport transportation service.

    Please refer to the table below, which contains a list of some of the items that air transport is perceived as dangerous and their conditions of carriage.


    pdf Tabela MATERIAŁY NIEBEZPIECZNE 202.66 Kb


    NOTE: This table does not contain a list of all materials or items that may pose a danger when traveling by air.

 

 

 

 

Information on the restrictions that apply to baggage and hand luggage


butelkiUnder the new EU law passenger may carry to the restricted area of the airport and on board an aircraft liquids, aerosols and gels in containers with a capacity of more than 100 ml. on condition that all the containers  will be subject to security checks using equipment or methods to detect liquid explosives .

At present, none of the Polish airports has facilities enabling the control of fluids for the detection of liquid explosives.

However airports in other EU countries may already have the appropriate equipment for the screening of liquids, and therefore, the restrictions on the carriage of liquids may not apply. Taking this into account, we encourage to search for relevant information on the websites of the airports from which you intend to travel.


In accordance with Regulation (EC) 185/2010 of 4 March laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security  passengers departing at Polish airports have the right to import liquids, aerosols and gels that :

 

  • are in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters or equivalent in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 liter, whereby the contents of the plastic bag fit comfortably and the bag is completely closed, or
  • will be used during the trip and is either required for medical reasons or because of a special diet (including baby food). Passenger shall provide proof of authenticity of the exempted liquid upon request, or
  • were purchased after security check from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security program, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag which displays any attempts of opening and the passenger could show the satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport made on the same day, or
  • were purchased in the restricted area from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security program, or
  • were purchased at another Community airport, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag which displays any attempts of opening and the passenger could show the satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport made on the same day, or
  • were purchased on board an aircraft of a EU air carrier, provided that the liquid is packed in a which displays any attempts of opening and the passenger could show the satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport made on the same day, or
  • were purchased at an airport in a third country listed below, on condition that the liquid, aerosol or gel is packed in a bag which displays any attempts of opening and the passenger could show the satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport in the past 36 hours. The exemptions provided in this section shall cease to apply with effect from 29 April 2013.


Liquids include: gels, pastes, lotions, liquid / solid mixtures and the contents of pressurized containers, eg toothpaste, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, deodorant, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency.


Bags with a capacity of one liter, referred to above can usually be obtained at the airport. Please ask for them at check-in desks.
During the screening, passenger shall submit to a separate control all liquids, aerosols and gels in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters or equivalent, and contained in one transparent resealable plastic bag with a capacity not exceeding 1 liter, whereby the content of the plastic bag fit in it and the bag is completely closed.

Traveling from the airport outside the EU with a change in EU airports - transport of liquids purchased outside EU.

If you are traveling from an airport located outside the EU and wish to purchase liquids in their duty free zone (operational), we advise you to make sure that they are properly packed in a bag which displays any attempts of opening and the passenger could show the satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport in the past 36 hours.

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Below is a list of airports from which liquids, aerosols and gels carried by passengers may be exempted from screening in the European airport transfer provided the appropriate packing:

  • Canada:

All international airports

 

  • The Republic of Croatia:

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
Airport Pula (PUY)
Airport Rijeka (RJK)
Split Airport (SPU)
Zadar Airport (ZAD)
Zagreb Airport (ZAG)

  • Malaysia:

International Airport Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

  • The Republic of Singapore:

Changi Airport (SIN)

  • United States of America:

All international airports

 

Please also note that transfering to the above mentioned airports liquids purchased in advance at EU ports, which are appropriately packaged will also be exempt from the restrictions on further transport.

 

 

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Info

Department of Security and Facilitation
Inspectorate of Civil Aviation Facilitation

Marcina Flisa 2,
02-247, Warsaw, Poland
Tel: +48 22 520 74 42
ajankowska@ulc.gov.pl

ulcCommission on the Passengers’ Rights
Flisa 2 street, Warsaw, 02-247 Warsaw
+48 22 520 74 84,
fax. +48 22 520 73 47
kopp@ulc.gov.pl

Compliance Passenger Rights Division

Phone: +48 22 520 73 75, fax +48 22 520 73 47

Legal and Administrative Division
Phone: +48 22 520 73 82, fax +48 22 520 73 47

Customer Service Point
Tel: +48 22 520 74 37, fax +48 22 520 74 38
kancelaria@ulc.gov.pl

 

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Before departure, please refer to the regulations governing the carriage of animals of the country to which you travel, as well as in the countries in which you will have to transfer.

Useful information relating to the regulations for pet transport to European Union countries and other countries can be found on the General Veterinary Inspectorate website.

Before you decide to travel with a pet, please make sure also that your air-carrier allows the carriage of animals

If the airline allows the carriage of pets on board its fleet, you are advised to inform the carrier of the intention to carry an animal already during the booking, but not later than 48 hours prior to departure.

Mostly there is a fee for  transport of animals. Information about the fee, you should get during your booking process and in  the "Table of fees" or "Extras" which could be found on the air carrier’s website.

Pets on board the aircraft must be transported in suitable cages. Exception of guide dogs, but some airlines require that a guide dog must wear harness and muzzle. Please ensure that the you meet the requirements of the carrier before you start your journey.

The cage in which the animal will be transported must be large enough so that the animal to stand up, turn around and lie down.

Conditions of carriage of animals should be specified in the rules of the air carriers. Often the rules are called carriers' Conditions relating to travel "," Conditions of Carriage "or" General Conditions "and do not ask carriers, either alone find them on the website of the carrier.


 

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Guide dogs

Carriage of recognized guide dogs (owner should carry a document certifying that the animal has the status of a guide dog) is permitted in the cabin of the aircraft at no extra charge. Restrictions typically used by carriers in respect of forms of animal transport (transport cage) do not apply to guide dogs. Larger size guide dogs can travel sitting on the floor, while the smaller may be on the laps of their owners.

For safety reasons, please bring your harness and muzzle for your dog.

 

 

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