The EU has agreed on rules that determins what you can carry in your luggage. The rules apply to all passengers departing from EU airports.
A significant part of the rules the EU has adopted,is the limitations of liquids in hand luggage. It is not allowed to bring liquids or liquid matter in containers that can hold more than 100 milliliters in hand luggage.
Liquids and liquid substances include the following:
- Water, juice, soup and syrup
- Perfumes, aftershave, cologne Etc.
- Partly liquids such. shampoo and toothpaste
- Oils and creams
- Contents of the container under pressure, for example. deodorant or shaving cream
- Mixtures of solids and liquids
Some liquid substances are exempt from the rules, for example. baby food and medicine to be used during the trip. Security personnel may request proof of the authenticity of the substances.
It is still possible to bring large quantities of liquid in the checked baggage. Furthermore, it is permitted to take liquids purchased after security inspection.
In addition, the following MAY NEVER be carried in hand luggage:
- Pointed or sharp objects, for example. scissors and knives.
- Explosive or flammable substances i.e. fireworks or gas containers.
- Firearms or similar objects, for example. starting pistols or harpoon.
- Blunt objects that could cause injuries, for example. golf clubs or baseball bats.
In checked baggage, most items are allowed:
- Container of liquid having a content of more than 100 milliliters.
- Sharp objects like razor blades.
- Weapons and ammunition in legal possession (must be disclosed at check-in).
- toy weapons
What is never allowed in your baggage?
There are certain things that must never be carried in the baggage - not in your checked in or carry-on baggage
- Explosive, corrosive and flammable substances such as camping gas and alcohol.
- Oxidised, toxic or radioactive substances.
- Magnetic materials.
- Bleaching agents.
- Paint and similar products.
The Security personnel have a duty to refuse items, that they consider will, or can threaten flight safety.
Questions about your baggage
It is important for safety that you can answer "yes" to the following questions:
- Is this your luggage?
- Have you packed your luggage yourself?
- Are you sure that no one may have placed something in your luggage?
- Do you know the contents of the gifts in your luggage?
The Danish Ministry of Transport (CAA) tips and rules regarding luggage can be found here!
Danish Air Transport luggage regulations can be found here!
British Midland Regionals luggage regulations can be found here!