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There are certain items that you are not allowed to carry either in your hand baggage or your checked baggage or you may carry them only on certain conditions. These forbidden articles, called dangerous goods, pose a risk to health, safety, property and the environment.

Dangerous goodsIf such forbidden items are discovered in your baggage, Carpatair will refuse to carry them as such. You can still transport them as air cargo provided all the packing conditions are fulfilled according to the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Please announce us by the time of booking whether you want to transport some of the items listed below or similar articles.
Dangerous goods include items like fireworks, aerosols, medical or clinical thermometers, lithium batteries, bleaches, paints, varnishes, safety matches or lighters, resins, medicinal or toilet articles, alcoholic beverages, heat producing articles, camping stoves etc.

This is a non-exhaustive list of dangerous goods:

  • Cigarette lighters/matches
  • Compressed gases – deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous such as propane, butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders
  • Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury, mercury-containing thermometers, barometers and wet cell batteries
  • Explosives – fireworks, flares, sparklers, detonators, fuses, grenades, mines or other explosives
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter fuel, paints, thinner and firelighters, gasoline, methanol
  • Radioactive materials including medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • Personal medical oxygen devices that utilize liquid oxygen
  • Security-type equipment such as attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material
  • Oxidizing material such as bleaching powder, peroxides
  • Vehicle fuel system components that have contained fuel
  • Weapons such as disabling sprays e.g. tear gas, mace, pepper spray
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Poisons and infectious substances such as pesticides, weed killers and live virus materials, rat poison, infected blood
  • Other dangerous articles such as magnetized material, offensive or irritating materials
Warning! Carrying dangerous goods in baggage aboard an aircraft is unlawful, and violators may be subject to legal prosecution and penalties.
Please mind that part of the responsibility for your own and other passengers’ safety lies within yourself.
ARMS AND AMMUNITION

You may wish to carry your sporting or hunting weapons or ammunition with you. This is possible as long as you submit to Carpatair regulations. Weapons or ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles may not be carried as checked baggage. Any arms and ammunition, which are permitted for transportation, must be checked and carried in the hold compartment. Carriage in the cabin is not permitted.
The kinds of arms you may carry with you in your checked baggage are listed below:

  • Sporting guns, sporting pistols/revolvers and sporting rifles
  • Hunting rifles
  • Other small defense arms, such as knives, daggers, stilettos etc.

Whenever you decide to take such baggage with you, please take the following conditions into consideration:

  • Prior notification at the time of booking is required. Please contact your travel agent or Carpatair.
  • Arms must be unloaded (i.e. free of ammunition), suitably packed for carriage and packed separately from ammunition.
  • Arms must be packed in a strong rigid container made of wood, metal, fiber, polystyrene etc.

You may take only 5 kg of ammunition per person for your own personal use.
Ammunition must be:

  • Packed separately from the firearm.
  • Protected, inside the container, against shock and secured against any movement during flight.
  • Packed in such a way that it cannot function accidentally.
  • Packed in aluminum or steel drums or boxes, or wood / fiberboard packaging or other than metal packaging.

Please note that Carpatair does not provide such containers and you are required to pack your arms and ammunition properly before departure.
In some airports, special security handling fees may apply for the transportation of arms and ammunition. For more details, please contact Carpatair Call Center.