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Prohibited items

Prohibited or only permitted with restrictions

Your safety is our top priority. Some items are therefore not permitted in checked baggage or hand baggage. We have put together a list of these items for you here. If you are unsure whether you are permitted to take something in your baggage, please contact our Service Center.

Because your safety has top priority, the transportation of certain items is forbidden:
Fragile items
Large electrical appliances
(For example microwave ovens, lawnmowers, televisions)
Battery-powered electric vehicle (For example hoverboards, self-balancing electric boards with or without handles, electric bikes)
Liquids (For example paints, varnishes and oils)
Perishable foodstuffs (Especially milk and meat products)

Please note that failure to comply with these regulations may also contravene the official regulations of the destination country, making you liable to large financial penalties. Germania reserves the right not to transport your baggage, to destroy it, and to make you responsible for any consequential damage.

 

Prohibited articles in hand baggage

For security reasons, certain items cannot be transported in hand baggage.

  • Liquids in a container larger than 100 ml
  • Pointed or sharp items (such as a knife with a blade length of more than 6 cm, scissors or ski poles)
  • Explosive and incendiary substances (such as matches, petrol cigarette lighters, nail varnish remover, pressure containers such as hairspray)
  • Blunt items that could be used as a weapon (such as baseball bats, walking sticks, hiking poles)
  • All items listed in the comprehensive list of prohibited articles

 

Portable electronic devices containing lithium

Portable electronic devices for personal use which contain lithium metal batteries or lithium ion batteries, e.g. laptops, cameras, mobile phones, camcorders or similar are subject to the following regulations:

Checked baggage: permitted, if the battery does not exceed an output of 100 Wh or a lithium content of 2g
Hand luggage: permitted

The following regulations apply to spare batteries:

Lithium metal batteries or lithium ion batteries with a rated energy of up to 100Wh are only allowed in hand luggage. Each spare battery must be individually protected against short circuit.
Lithium metal batteries or lithium ion batteries with a power rating between 100Wh and 160Wh are also allowed in hand luggage. A maximum of two spare batteries are allowed per person, the approval of Germania is required.

All electronic cigarettes and a maximum of two additional batteries may only be carried in your hand luggage and on your own person.

If portable electronic devices containing lithium cannot be carried in hand luggage, e.g. due to their size, the following regulations must be strictly observ

  • The portable device must be completely switched off.
  • The portable device must be secured to prevent accidental power-up.
  • The portable device must never be transported together with flammable materials such as perfume, hairspray, etc.

 

Comprehensive list of prohibited articles

Rifles, firearms and weapons

Devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all types (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc.)
  • Replica and imitation firearms
  • Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
  • Signal flare pistols
  • Starter pistols
  • Toy guns of any kind
  • Ball-bearing guns
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns
  • Crossbows
  • Catapults
  • Harpoon and spear guns
  • Animal humane killers
  • Stun or shocking devices, such as cattle prods and ballistic conducted energy weapons (taser)
  • Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm
Weapons or sharp and edged items

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause injury, such as:

  • Axes and hatchets
  • Arrows and darts
  • Cant hooks
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Ice axes
  • Ice skates
  • All lockable and flick knives, regardless of blade length
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with a blade longer than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough for it to be used as a weapon
  • Meat cleavers
  • Machetes
  • Open razors and razor blades (with the exception of safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
  • Sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with a blade longer than 6 cm
  • Ski and walking poles
  • Throwing stars (shuriken)
  • Tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon, such as drills and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, hobby knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blowtorches
Blunt items

Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs or batons (rigid or flexible), for example billy clubs, blackjacks, nightsticks and batons
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, numchucks, kubatons, kubasaunts)
Explosives and flammable substances

Any explosive or highly combustible substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the technical and general security and safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Replica or imitation explosive material or devices
  • Mines and other explosive military stores
  • Grenades of any kind
  • Gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen) in large volume
  • Fireworks, flares (in any form) and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy guns with cap)
  • Non-safety matches
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuel, such as petrol/gasoline, methanol, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol)
  • Aerosol spray paint
  • Turpentine and paint thinner
  • Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140 proof)
Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the technical and general security and safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • Acids and alkalis, for example spillable ‘wet’ batteries, vehicle batteries
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances, for example mercury, chlorine
  • Oxidisers and organic peroxides, including bleach and car body repair kits
  • Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays, for example mace, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Radioactive material, for example medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • Poisons
  • Infectious or biological hazardous material, for example infected blood, bacteria and viruses, rat poison
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, firelighters, fireworks, flares and cigarette lighters
  • Fire extinguishers

This list of forbidden items is not exhaustive and can be extended at any time. Additional regulations can apply to specific flights.

Carriage of liquids

For security reasons you are only permitted to take a limited volume of liquids into the aircraft cabin.

Important information on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

It ist strictly forbidden to carry a Samsung Note 7 mobile phone onboard of Germania aircrafts. This applies to both hand baggage and checked baggage.

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