How to pack your luggage for your flight

See here which items may and may not be carried through security control. Which items must be carried in the cargo hold and which can be taken on-board as hand baggage? Certain substances and items are not allowed on aircraft.

Please check if the product is allowed on the flight.

Security control rules for cosmetics, foods and alcohol

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Liquids may only be taken into the cabin in containers of less than 100 millilitres each. All liquids must fit into a single transparent, resealable plastic bag with a maximum volume of one litre.

Any larger containers of liquid must be placed in your checked hold baggage.

In addition to drinks and other fluids, nearly all cosmetics and a variety of foods are liquids. Liquids include moisturisers, toothpastes, mascaras, aerosols, gels, canned fruit, fish and meat, frozen foods, butters, cream cheeses, yoghurts, etc.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can spread it, it’s liquid.

Liquid baby food, formula milk and special dietary products are an exception to the above. You may carry the amount you will need during the flight in your hand baggage.

Medications with a prescription may be taken into the cabin in their original packaging which has the passenger's name on it. On international flights, be sure to check the rules applicable in the country of destination.

Note! Hairspray containers of more than 500 ml are prohibited on the aircraft and may not be carried as hand baggage or checked hold baggage.

Pack any alcoholic beverages into your hold baggage, except those purchased at airports or on aircrafts. Please note that alcohol in excess of 70% is not allowed on aircraft. Remember to check the customs regulations of each country before your flight.

Duty free liquids purchased at airports and on aircrafts may be taken into the cabin of the aircraft. Transfer passengers may carry duty free products through the security control. The products must be packed in a sealed, transparent security bag, as illustrated in the image, and the receipt must be clearly visible.

Instructions for scissors, knives, matches, cigarette lighters and electronic tobacco

Scissors, knives, multi-purpose tools, wine bottle openers etc., belong to the hold baggage. Small nail clippers with a blade shorter than six centimetres, as well as knitting needles, may be taken into the cabin as hand baggage.

You may carry one box of matches or cigarette lighter onboard, and you must place it in your pocket. Such items must not be packed in your hand baggage or hold baggage. Make sure that the lighter does not contain any prohibited lighter fluids. On flights to the United States, matches and lighters are completely forbidden.

Electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes and corresponding devices that produce vapour must be packed in hand luggage or transported in a pocket or a handbag. They may not be packed in cargo hold luggage.

Carrying electronic equipment and batteries

Consumer devices, such as watches, calculators, cameras, telephones and computers may be carried either as hand baggage or as checked hold baggage. We recommend packing valuable and important items in your hand baggage.

Spare batteries may only be carried in hand baggage short-circuit protected. There are separate packing instructions for lithium batteries, which you will find by using the search function at the top of the page.

How to pack fishing, camping, hunting and skiing equipment

Skis and ice hockey sticks are stored in the cargo hold during the flight. The packing instructions for ice skates and golf clubs vary according to carrier. Some carriers allow transporting them as hand baggage, some do not. We recommend checking this with your carrier before your flight.

Packing checklist for hunters, campers and fishermen

Packing instructions for skiing, snowboarding and downhill skiing equipment

These items are not allowed on aircrafts

Highly flammable, toxic or corrosive substances, such as lighter fluids and fireworks, are completely forbidden onboard. In most cases, such products have a warning symbol on the side of the product package.

Further information

General packing instructions

How to go through the security control and what will happen to any forbidden items or substances

Website of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi.

Carrying electronic equipment, power banks and batteries

Consumer electronic devices intended for personal use, such as watches, pocket calculators, cameras, phones and computers, may be carried either as hand baggage or as hold luggage. We recommend packing valuable and important items in your hand baggage.

Spare batteries, such as those for phones and laptop power banks, may only be carried in hand baggage if short-circuit protected. More detailed instructions can be found from the search function at the top of the page.