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.
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Gegenstände
Kategorie
Status
Details
Ammunition
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Ammunition parts (sleeve, projectile)
Individual decisions - examination by police
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Animal stunners and animal killers
Stunning equipment
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Baseball and softball bats
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Belt buckle with brass knuckle application
Individual decisions - examination by police
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Blasting caps
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Blowtorch
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Bolt guns and nail guns
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Bows, crossbows, and arrows
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Butter, more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Camping (Armed Forces) cutlery, not separable, if knife is longer than 6 cm (measured from the blade tip to the beginning of the handle)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Candle holder, if tip is longer than 6 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Cant hook
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Car battery
Individual decisions - wxamination by airline
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Cartridges as accessory
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
ce axes and ice picks
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Chemicals, gases and sprays which cause incapacitation or reduce the ability to act, e.g. mace
Stunning equipment
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Chopping tools such as axes, hatchets and cleavers)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Clubs and batons, e.g. billysticks
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as air, spring and pellet pistols and rifles, or so-called "ball-bearing guns"
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Cordless portable power tools of any kind
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Corkscrews with a total length of more than 5 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Credit-card knife
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Crowbar
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Curd, more than 100ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Detonators and fuses
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers, and stun batons
Stunning equipment
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Dry ice
Individual decisions - wxamination by airline
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Dynamite, gun powder and plastic explosives
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Fuel paste
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Galileo thermometer
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Gel-like products (jello), more than 100ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Glues, more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Golf clubs
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Hammer (wood / metal / rubber)
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Hand drills and any other drills (twist drill, hammer drill, any other extremely long drills)
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Handbag with brass knuckle application
Individual decisions - examination by police
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Harpoon guns and spear guns
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Helium balloon
Individual decisions - wxamination by airline
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Kayak and canoe paddles
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Knife with a blade length of more than 6 cm (measured from the blade tip to the beginning of the handle)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Kubotan
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Lava lamp
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Letter opener with a total length of more than 15 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Liquid nitrogen, more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Martial arts equipment
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Martial arts equipment with a tip or a sharp edge
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Meat fork/roasting spit, if prongs are longer than 6 cm (measured from the blade/prong tip to the beginning of the handle)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Meat tenderiser
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Metal handcuffs
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Metal tail comb with a total length of more than 20 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Mines, grenades or other military explosive devices
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Nail file (pointed) with a total length of more than 20 cm (e.g. metal, glass, and plastics)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Parasols with a total length of more than 1 m
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Pâté de fois gras/ meat spread, more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Pepper sprays, Capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays
Stunning equipment
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Pistol-grip drills and drills, including cordless portable power drills)
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Pliers with a total length of 1 m
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Propellant gas sprays (air horns, freezing sprays), more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Pudding/yoghurt (e.g. Fruchtzwerg), more than 100 ml/g (Exception: when used as baby food - baby has to be present as well)
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Razor blades
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Replica or imitation explosive devices
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Rice pudding, more than 100ml/g (exception: when used as baby food - baby has to be present as well)
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Safety pins with a total length of more than 15 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Salty spreads (egg, Liptauer cheese, tuna etc.), more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Saw blades with a total length of more than 15 cm
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Saws, including cordless portable power saws
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Scalpel/scalpel blades
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Scissors with a blade length of more than 5 cm (measured from hinged joint)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Shoe with brass knuckle application
Individual decisions - examination by police
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Silicone
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Single metal pipes with a total length of more than 1 m
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Slingshots and catapults
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Small vehicles powered by lithium batteries, e.g. hoverboard
Individual decisions - wxamination by airline
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Snow globe, more than 100 ml/g (size of a tennis ball)
Decision to be taken on site
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Sparklers
Explosives and Incendiary substances and devices
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Spirit level with a total length of more than 1 m
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Statues with a total height of more than 1 m
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Stun guns in the form of cell phones, torches and similar devices
Stunning equipment
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Sweet spreads (Nutella, jam, honey etc.), more than 100 ml/g
Clarification on liquids
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Table knife with a blade length of more than 6 cm (measured from the blade tip to the beginning of the handle)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Table knife with a blade length of more than 6 cm (measured from the blade tip to the beginning of the handle)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Tools (e.g. screwdriver, chisel), if the blade or shaft is longer than 6 cm
Tools
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms which could be mistaken for real weapons
Guns, firearms and other devices which are designed to discharge projectiles
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Vignette scraper (with metal blade)
Pointed or sharp objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Wooden boards with a total length of more than 1 m
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt
Wooden swords with a total length of more than 1 m
Blunt Objects
nicht erlaubtnicht erlaubt



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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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

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.