Liquids and prohibited items in hand luggage


Liquids in hand luggage




Which liquids may be carried in hand luggage without technical control?

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Containers of a maximum of 100ml (or smaller), filled with harmless liquids, kept in a transparent, resealable plastic bag no more than 1l in size.
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Medicinal products in containers up to a maximum of 100ml, provided that these are required by the person carrying them during the journey. Baby food in containers up to a maximum of 100ml, dietary foodstuffs in containers up to a maximum of 100ml, provided that these are required by the person carrying them during the journey.
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Purchases from the airport shopping area of Vienna Airport, which is situated after the boarding card control, provided that these are packed in a tamper-proof bag (STEB - security tamper-evident bag) containing the original receipt, the bag is intact, unopened and has not been tampered with. 
Please note that these purchases will only be excluded from the technical control if the purchase was made no earlier than three (3) hours before the time of the control.

Which liquids may be carried in hand luggage with technical control?

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Medicinal products in containers larger than 100ml provided that these are required by the person carrying them during the journey. Baby food in containers of over 100ml, dietary foodstuffs in containers of over 100ml provided that these are required by the person carrying them during the journey. 
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Worldwide airport shopping purchases provided that these are packed in a tamper-proof bag (STEB - security tamper-evident bag) containing the original receipt, the bag is intact, unopened and has not been tampered with. 
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Purchases from the airport shopping area of Vienna Airport, which is situated after the boarding card control, provided that these are packed in a tamper-proof bag (STEB - security tamper-evident bag) containing the original receipt, the bag is intact, unopened and has not been tampered with. 
Please note that these purchases will only be excluded from the technical control if the purchase was made no earlier than three (3) hours before the time of the control.

Which liquids am I not allowed to carry in my hand luggage?

  • Basically, any liquids not mentioned above.
  • Liquids that are not harmful and in a container exceeding 100ml and which have not been purchased in the airport shopping area, as described above, may only be transported in hold luggage that has been checked in.
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I need medicinal products during my flight

If you need medicinal products during your flight, such as insulin, eye drops, nose drops, medication for coughs or colds, and/or cold packs for storage of medication, during your flight, then these are excluded from the prohibition.

I am travelling with children

In order to make your and your children’s stay at the airport as pleasant as possible, we ask you to observe the following points when passing through security control.
  •   Children must be removed from pushchairs or carry aids, e.g. baby carriers, carry straps, etc. before the security control
  • Pushchairs and carry aids must go through a separate security control. This involves the same control measures as those that apply your hand luggage. All objects are subjected to an X-ray check.
 
We request that you remove any components, e.g. wheels, parasol, etc. if you are asked to do so by our security control staff.
 
We ask for your understanding that no components may be removed by the security control staff, but that this must be done by yourself as the owner.
 
Of course, we are here to help you through the entire control process.
  • Please note that children too will need to undergo a security control.
 
Liquids
 
In order to provide the greatest level of care for your children throughout the whole journey, you are of course allowed to take liquids on board which you need to care for your children. These include, for example, the following liquids and objects:
 
  • creams
  • lotions
  • baby food
  • special water
  • boiled water
  • pudding for children
  • juice for children
  • medicinal products in the required amount
  • etc.



 

Prohibited items in hand luggage

In order to ensure the greatest possible security for all passengers and also to prevent misunderstandings in the aircraft cabin during the flight, the European Union implemented a regulation in 2010 to clarify which items may not be taken into the airport security zone, i.e. the area of an airport that must be especially protected.
  
In addition to the EU law, national legislation must also be observed.
 
The following items are prohibited in accordance with the Austrian aviation security law:
 
  • weapons of any kind
  • munition of any kind
  • military hardware of any kind
  • firearms and explosives of any kind
  
Should such items be found in your hand luggage, the police must be notified immediately. Please also be aware of the special European Union regulations on liquids that may be carried in hand luggage during the flight.
  
The items mentioned below must not be brought onto the aircraft cabin and are therefore prohibited in hand luggage and on the person. We ask for your understanding that these items must be refused at the security control.

Liquids, aerosols and gels

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Savoury spreads (egg, Liptauer, tuna, etc.) over 100ml/g
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Sweet spreads (Nutella, jam, honey, etc.) over 100ml/g
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Butter over 100ml/g
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Foie gras pâté/meat paste over 100ml/g
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Gel-like products (jelly) over 100ml/g
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Rice pudding over 100ml/g if this is not needed during the journey as baby food
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Curd cheese over 100ml/g
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Puddings/yoghurt (e.g. fruit yoghurt) over 100ml/g if this is not needed during the journey as baby food
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Snow globes over 100ml/g (the size of a tennis ball)
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Glues over 100ml/g
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Silicon
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Galileo thermometers
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Lava lamps
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Propellant sprays (fan horns, icing sprays) over 100ml/g
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Fuel paste
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Liquid nitrogen over 100ml/g


Pointed or sharp objects

Pointed or sharp objects that may cause serious injury, such as:

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Nail files (pointed) over 20cm in total length (i.e. metal, glass and synthetic material)
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Table knives with a blade length of over 6cm (measured from the tip of the blade to the base of the handle)
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Tail combs of metal over 20cm in total length
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Safety pins over 15cm in total length
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Shears with a blade length of over 6cm, measured from the hinge
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Carpet knife blades/Stanley knife blades
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Knives with a blade length of over 6cm (measured from the tip of the blade to the base of the handle)
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Camping (Federal Army) cutlery, not separable, if the blade length of the knife is over 6cm (measured from the tip of the blade to the base of the handle)
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Letter openers over 15cm in total length
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Razor blades
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Cork screws over 6cm in length
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Scalpels/scalpel blades
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Vignette scrapers (with metal blade)
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Ball-point pens with integrated letter opener over 15cm in total length
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Tools for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
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Saw blades over 15cm in total length
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Meat forks/grill skewers with prongs over 6cm in length (measured from the tip of the blade/prong to the base of the handle)
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Cant hooks
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Candle holders with spikes over 6cm in length
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Ice axes and ice picks
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Combat sports equipment with spikes or sharp edges
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Swords and sabres

Blunt objects

Blunt objects that may cause serious injury when used as impact weapons, such as:

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Meat tenderisers
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Parasols over 1m in total length
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Statues over 1m in total length
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Metal handcuffs
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Kayak and canoe paddles
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Single metal rods over 1m in total length
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Wooden boards over 1m in total length
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Baseball and softball bats
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Clubs and batons, such as blackjacks
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Combat sports equipment
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Wooden swords over 1m in total length
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Kubotans
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Golf clubs
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Billiard cues

Tools

Tools that may cause serious injury or jeopardise the safety of the aircraft, such as:

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Tools (e.g. screwdrivers, chisels) with a blade or shaft of over 6cm in length
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Hammers (wood, metal, rubber)
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Spirit levels over 1m in total length
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Pliers over 1m in total length
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Crowbars
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Saws, including portable power saws
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Hand drills and other drills (e.g. spiral drills, hammer drills, other extra-long drills)
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Drilling machines and drills, including portable power drills)
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Power tools of any kind
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Blow torches
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Stud guns and pneumatic nailers
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Vehicle batteries

Stunning equipment

Stunning equipment - Devices that are specially designed to stun or cause immobility, such as:

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Electro-shock devices in the form of mobile phones, torches and similar devices
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Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as irritant gas
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Pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal-repellent sprays
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Objects for stunning, such as tranquilliser guns, tasers and stun batons
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Devices for animal stunning and animal slaughter

Explosives and incendiary substances

Explosives and incendiary substances, and
Explosive and incendiary devices


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Cartridges as accessories
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Sparklers
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Fireworks and other pyrotechnic articles
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Reproductions or imitations of explosive devices
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Munitions
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Blasting caps
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Detonators and fuses
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Mines, grenades or other military explosive devices
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Smoke canisters and smoke capsules
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Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Guns and firearms

Guns, firearms and other devices that are designed for shooting projectiles, such as:

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Firearms of any kind, such as pistols, revolvers, shotguns, rifles
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Toy weapons, reproductions and imitations of firearms, which may be mistaken for genuine weapons
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Parts of firearms, except for sighting telescopes
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Pneumatic and CO2 weapons, such as air, spring and pellet pistols and guns or so-called ‘ball bearing guns’
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Flare pistols and starting pistols
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Bows, crossbows and arrows
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Launching equipment for harpoons and spears
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Slingshots and catapults


Case-by-case decision by the airline

The following items are subject to the IATA's hazardous materials regulations. It is for the airline to decide whether these may be taken on board the aircraft. 
Please enquire with your airline whether you are allowed to take them BEFORE starting your journey.





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small vehicles with lithium batteries, e.g. hoverboards
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helium balloons
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dry ice

Case-by-case decision by the police

It is for the police to decide whether the items listed below may be taken on board the aircraft.
Please be advised that this decision is only made at the discretion of the local police and in some circumstances you will not be permitted to take the item with you.




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Munitions parts, cases, projectiles
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Belt buckles with brass knuckles application
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Handbag with brass knuckles application
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Shoes with brass knuckles application

What comes under the liquids regulation?

 
Liquids, or so-called LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) include the following product classes:
 

  • all spreadable foodstuffs
  • creams
  • pastes
  • drinks
  • sprays
  • gels


Examples of these are:

  • Nutella
  • cream cheese
  • jams
  • contact lens solution
  • facial cream
  • lotions
  • shaving foam
  • toothpastes
  • juices
  • water
  • hair spray
  • body spray
  • medicaments
  • and much more

 
Please note that the list is not conclusive and only serves as an example for a better understanding of the regulation on liquids. In fact, many more products and items come under this regulation. 
 
In case of any uncertainty, please ask the Security Coordinator, your airline or the security control direct.

























































Please note when travelling that, for security reasons, objects and liquids that are not listed here, but which fall within the measurement limits specified here, may be classified as prohibited and rejected by the security control.In such case Vienna International Airport Security Services GmbH, on behalf of Flughafen Wien AG, offers a storage and postal service, where you may choose either to have the item classified as prohibited put into temporary storage at Vienna Airport or sent to an address of your choice at the prices currently in force. Thank you for your understanding.