BAGGAGE SECURITY REGULATIONS

 HAND BAGGAGE

Passengers may only bring one piece of hand baggage on board with them; this piece of hand baggage must bear the passenger’s name and its overall size (width + height + depth) must not exceed 115 cm. There may be variations in the weight allowed depending on the specific provisions of each single airline.

Passengers may also bring additional items into the passenger cabin apart from their hand baggage but these will vary according to the specific Airline provisions. By way of an example, such items may include:

  • handbag or briefcase
  • umbrella or walking stick
  • overcoat or blanket
  • crutches or collapsible pushchair/pram
  • carry-cot/stroller
  • books or magazines to read during the flight
  • items and/or products purchased in the Airport

Each single Airline has its own procedures whose regulations may be stricter and more stringent than the above list; therefore, the actual number of items or packages allowed on with the passenger may vary accordingly. In view of this, the passengers are advised to check directly with their Airline.

Items expressly prohibited as hand baggage

Pursuant to Addendum 4-C of Reg. (EU) 185/2010 and the prevailing Italian National Security Programme, it is forbidden to include the following items in your hand baggage :

 a)   guns, firearms and any other devices that discharge projectiles – devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • firearms of all types, such as guns, revolvers, rifles and shotguns;
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons;
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights;
  • compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns;
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols;
  • bows, cross bows and arrows;
  • harpoon guns and spear guns;
  • slingshots and catapults;

b)    stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons;
  • animal stunners and animal killers;
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;

c)   objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers;
  • ice axes and ice picks;
  • razor blades;
  • box cutters;
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm;
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum;
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge;
  • swords and sabres;

d) workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • crowbars;
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills;
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels;
  • saws, including cordless portable power saws;
  • blowtorches;
  • bolt guns and nail guns;

e)   blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • baseball and softball bats;
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks;
  • martial arts equipment;

f)   explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • ammunition;
  • blasting caps;
  • detonators and fuses;
  • replica or imitation explosive devices;
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics;
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges;
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

This list is not exhaustive and does not include all the banned items, but it does indicate the forbidden categories.

It is likewise forbidden to bring any “objects with a sharp edge or sharp point” into the security restricted area even if the blade are less than 6 cm, should the security staff decide that such objects are capable of being used to cause serious injury.

 Restrictions on carrying liquids in hand baggage

 Whilst there are no restrictions on LAGs (liquids, gels, aerosols, pastes, lotions, foams/mousses, creams, jams/jellies, solid/liquid mixtures and other items of a similar consistency) travelling in the hold baggage (the luggage handed over at check-in to be collected at the airport of destination), only small amounts of LAGs are allowed as part of hand luggage (that is, the baggage handed over to the security agent at the time of check-in).

LAGs must be put in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres (1/10 of a litre) or equivalents (e.g.: 100 grammes) and inserted into transparent and resealable plastic bags with a capacity not in excess of 1 litre.

GESAP will provide transparent, resealable plastic bags to any passengers in need so that they can carry their LAGs in the allowed quantities.

Each passenger (including infants) will be allowed to carry one or more bags containing liquids not in excess of a total of 1 litre.

The following are not subject to the above restrictions:

a)  LAGs required for medical purposes to be used during the trip provided proof of authenticity of the exempted liquid is shown;

b)  LAGs for special dietary requirements for consumption during the trip (e.g. baby food for child travellers);

c)  LAGs purchased on airport premises or on board and sealed in a tamper-evident bag (STEB) containing sufficient proof (purchase receipt or sales receipt) that the purchase occurred either in the airside area or on board an aircraft;

The LAGs listed above and exempted from the quantity restrictions will however be subject to screening with special LEDS (Liquid Explosive Detection System) apparatus.
Therefore, with a view to accelerating the screening procedures:

  • during the screening process, passengers are kindly requested to hand over to the security staff their LAGs as a separate item from their hand luggage
  • the security staff are entitled to ask for bottles or containers to be opened as part of the screening process

Should you have any doubts regarding the above, you are advised to contact your travel agent or airline before starting your journey.

For additional details, please visit this site http://www.enac.gov.it/

 

Examples of LAGs subject to regulation (the list that follows is not exhaustive but may be used as a reference guideline for types and consistency)

  • Water, wine, oil and other beverages, soups, syrups;
  • creams, including sweet spreads and custards (nutella, ricotta cheese, peanut butter etc.);
  • jams/jellies and foodstuffs preserved in oil or brine;
  • Yoghurt, fresh cheeses;
  • cosmetic creams, lotions and oils;
  • perfumes, deodorants, aerosols, roll-ons;
  • gels, including hair and shower gels;
  • pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants;
  • pastes, including toothpaste;
  • liquid/solid mixtures;
  • fluid mascara;
  • Fluid lip gloss;

Examples of items that cannot be equated to liquids

  • sandwiches, filled bread buns, creams (chocolate, ricotta, peanut butter etc.);
  • hard cheeses (e.g. parmesan cheese);
  • face powder, blusher, compact foundation, solid lipstick;
  • talcum powder;

HOLD BAGGAGE

 Pursuant to Addendum 5-B of Reg. (EU) 185/2010 and the Italian National Security Programme, passengers are not allowed to insert the following items in their hold baggage:

  • explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
    • ammunition;
    • blasting caps;
    • detonators and fuses;
    • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
    • fireworks and other pyrotechnics;
    • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges;
    • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives;

Moreover, the foregoing is without prejudice to the dispensations in part 8 of Chap. 1 of Doc. 9284 of the ICAO “Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air”, in its current edition which makes the following prohibitions for safety’s sake:

  • attaché cases with built-in alarm systems;
  • dive lights containing batteries;
  • explosive materials (fireworks, flares);
  • torchlights;
  • gas containers (irritant gases, self-defence sprays, camping stoves);
  • corrosive substances (acids, alkalis/bases, acid batteries);
  • explosive ordnances;
  • flammable liquids and solids (lighter fuel, paints, varnishes, detergents);
  • radioactive materials;
  • oxidising materials;
  • poisons and infectious substances (mercury, bacterial cultures and viruses);
  • highly magnetic materials.

This list is not exhaustive and does not include all the banned items, but it does indicate the forbidden categories.

Weapon transportation

Transporting arms and ammunition as hold baggage is only allowed at the conditions and in the manner set forth by Appendix 4-D of the Italian National Security Programme – Part A. Any passengers intending to bring weapons with them, should check beforehand with their airline as to their relevant and applicable regulations. When you arrive at the airport for check-in, bring your weapon permits with you; a form will be given to you to complete and to hand into the Police Bureau for the required authorisation process.

There may be a charge for weapon transportation according to the individual Airline.