DANGEROUS GOODS FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT

Be careful with following articles and substances

Many articles in our daily use can, when transported on an aeroplane, be dangerous
because of e.g. temperature or pressure variations or vibrations. Where limitations
are mentioned on the list below, they are applicable to each person.

Aerosols
Medicinal or toilet articles, including aerosols, may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Also non-flammable non-toxic aerosols for sporting or home use may be carried in checked baggage only. The total net quantity of all such articles carried by each person must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L.

Alcoholic beverages
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage with a total net quantity not exceeding 5 L. The alcoholic content must not be more than 70 per cent by volume. Observe customs regulations.

Ammunition
Securely boxed cartridges for hunting or sporting purposes for personal use may be carried with the approval of the operator in checked baggage only in quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross mass per person.

Art supplies
Art colours packed in tubes are normally not dangerous and may therefore be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Solvents for art colours may be dangerous, flammable liquids, which must not be carried on an aeroplane. If the solvent only contains linseed oil, it is not regarded as a dangerous substance. It should, however, also be considered that rags dampened with linseed oil may heat up and ignite in contact with air, for this which reason linseed oil is considered regarded as they are dangerous and forbidden for air transport.

Axe
May be carried in checked baggage.

Batteries and cells (for consumer electronic devices)
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Lithium batteries or cells, however, may only be carried when fitted into a consumer electronic device, or in case of spare batteries or cells, only in carry-on baggage and protected so as to prevent short circuits.

Batteries (wet)
Forbidden (corrosive). Corrosive substances, such as battery acids, must not be carried.

Bleaches
Forbidden (oxidizer).

Camping stoves
Flammable liquids and gases used as fuel for camping stoves are forbidden. A stove without fuel may be carried. Stoves which have been carefully emptied and cleaned of fuel may be carried.

Deodorants
See aerosols.

Diagnostic specimens
Forbidden (may contain infectious substances)

Diving equipment
May contain cylinders of compressed gas, which as such are forbidden in baggage. Empty cylinders (pressure gauge indicating zero) may be carried. May also contain high intensity diving lamps that can generate extreme heat when operated in air. In order to be carried safely, the bulb or battery must be disconnected.

Fireworks
Forbidden (explosives)

Fishing gear
Fishing gear (rods and tackle boxes containing hooks) must be transported in checked baggage.

Gas cylinders
Forbidden (gases)

Gas weapons
Forbidden (gases).

Hair curler
Line-powered hair curlers may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. No more than one hair curler containing butane gas may be carried, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. Gas refills for such curlers must not be carried.

Hair spray
See aerosols.

Hockey sticks etc.
May be carried in checked baggage.

Insecticides
Forbidden. Mosquito deterrents which are applied on the skin may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage on the same preconditions as the above mentioned medicinal or toilet articles or aerosols for sporting or home use.

Insulin needles
Medicines or medical equipment, e.g. an insulin pump, which are needed by a passenger for the care of his/her condition during the journey, will not be removed from him/her in the security check. To find out about the practice in the destination country, the travel agency can be consulted.

Iron
May be carried in checked baggage.

Kitchenware (frying pans etc.)
May be carried in checked baggage.

Knitting needles
May be carried in checked baggage.

Knives
May be carried in checked baggage.

Life jackets
Self inflating life jackets fitted with gas canisters may be carried with hand luggage or stowed in the hold by permission of the carrier airline. No more than two small gas canisters may be attached to the life jacket, containing non-inflammable, non-toxic gas such as carbon dioxide or air. No more than two spare canisters are permitted.

Lighters
Only one lighter for the passengerīs own use may be carried on the person, e.g. in a pocket. Forbidden in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Lighter fluid
Forbidden (flammable liquid).

Matches
Only one packet for the passenger's own use may be carried on the person, e.g. in a pocket. Forbidden in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Highly flammable ”strike anywhere” matches are totally forbidden.

Nail scissors
May be carried in checked baggage.

Oxygen or air bottles
Small gaseous oxygen or air cylinders required for medical use may be carried with the approval of the operator either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. For example, carriage of gas cylinders used as diving equipment is forbidden unless the cylinders are emptied.

Paints
Forbidden if contain dangerous substances (e.g. flammable liquid or poison).

Photographic films
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Fluoroscopy equipment used in Finland do not harm photographic films or video records. In other countries there may, however, be different equipment in use, for which reason carriage in carry-on baggage is recommended.

Portable computer
Recommended to be carried as carry-on baggage. Operators usually restrict the use of electronic devices by passengers on the aeroplane, for which reason cabin crew must be consulted before using them or advice sought from the airline before flight. If the portable computer contains lithium batteries or other dangerous substances, relevant restrictions must be observed (see batteries and cells).

Razors, safety razors
May be carried in checked baggage only. If you travel with carry-on baggage only, you may carry a plastic safety razor equipped with a blade fixed permanently to the plastic handle.

Rockets
Forbidden (explosives).

Roller skates
May be carried in checked baggage.

Samples
Forbidden if contain or may contain dangerous substances.

Scissors
May be carried in checked baggage.

Sewing materials
May be carried in checked baggage.

Shaving foam
See aerosols.

Skates
May be carried in checked baggage.

Skateboard
May be carried in checked baggage.

Ski waxes and wax remover liquids
Solid ski waxes and klisters may be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Some types of ski wax, however, contain forbidden substances. If the label includes such words as “flammable” or “inflammable” you will not be allowed to take it on the plane. As for aerosols, see aerosols above. Most wax remover liquids are flammable and therefore forbidden.

Smoke detector
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Toy guns
May be carried in checked baggage.

Solvents and adhesives
Forbidden if contain dangerous substances (e.g. flammable liquid).

Umbrella
May be carried either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage.

Video records
See photographic films.

Walking poles
May be carried in checked baggage.

Washing powders
May be carried carefully packed either in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage for the passengerīs own use.

Weapons
Weapons of war must not be carried. Sporting or hunting weapons may be carried with the approval of the operator in checked baggage only. The weapon must be unloaded and in a closed weapon bag, case etc.