WEAPONS AND AMMUNITIONS

If you’re travelling with firearms and ammunition, here’s what you need to know:

  • Not all airlines allow the carriage of weapons: in order to avoid any problems, please check in advance with the Airline the rules applied in the transport of weapons and ammunitions;
  • Only sporting weapons and non-explosive and/or incendiary ammunitions can be accepted, in accordance with DGR regulatory, Company requirements and /or specific requirements in force at your destination country;
  • Weapons and ammunitions may only be carried as checked baggage.

FIREARMS

  • Please declare that you are carrying this kind of special baggage prior to the check-in operations.
  • Firearms may only be accepted as checked baggage, provided that they are unloaded, disassembled and packed in a locked hard-sided container.
  • The check-in officer will direct you to the police station, to fill out the authorization form for the transport of the weapon in the hold.
  • Once you have completed check-in operations, the weapon will be kept at the Police Office until boarding and will be returned to you at the Police Office of the destination airport.

AMMUNITIONS

  • Ammunitions are prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Ammunition must be separated from the firearm and securely boxed in a fiber, wood, plastic or metal container specifically designed to carry ammunition and declared to your airline at the check-in desk.
  • The maximum quantity of ammunition per passenger must not exceed 5 kg (including the box); as it is strictly for personal use, the weight cannot be cumulative.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT

If you’re travelling with a sports equipment, here’s what you need to know:

  • The following items are considered sports equipment:
    Ski and snow equipment
    Water-skiing equipment
    Golf equipment
    Polo equipment
    Diving equipment: the underwater torch must be switched off, with the batteries disconnected and protected from possible short circuits; the speargun must have a separate harpoon, if any, and, if it’s a gas rifle, it must be unloaded
    Fishing gear
    Bicycles or tandems without motor (no e-bikes): they must be properly packaged in a hard case, with the handlebars fixed laterally, the pedals removed and the tyres at zero pressure
    Short-board surfboard
    Kitesurfing
    Windsurfing and long-boarding
    Canoe/kayak (without motor)
    Fencing equipment
    Tennis/squash/badminton equipment
    Archery equipment.
  • Always make sure your sports equipment is properly and securely packed, preferably in a hard or semi-rigid, non-deformable case.
  • Before making a reservation, always check with the Airline which sports equipment is permitted to be carried and whether a surcharge is payable.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

If you’re travelling with a musical equipment, here’s what you need to know:

  • Unless otherwise provided for by the Airline, you may carry free of charge in the cabin, packaged in an appropriate hard case, small musical instruments such as violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc;
  • If your instrument doesn’t fit the prescribed dimensions, you can take it into the cabin only by booking an additional seat at the time of your booking or at least 48 hours before the departure of your flight (subject to availability) or you can alternatively put it into the hold.

DRONES

Unless otherwise provided by the Airline, drones may be carried in both carry-on and hold baggage, on condition that they remain switched off and securely stowed throughout the flight and that any switch is protected against accidental activation.
If accepted in checked baggage, they must be properly packed and the batteries removed from the drone and taken on board in the hand baggage.

WARNING: Before packing your drone, check on the airline’s website whether it complies with the requirements and regulations of the arrival airport as well.

MEDICINES

We recommend to carry medicines in your hand luggage.
Certain types of medicines and medical devices may require a medical certificate or prior approval by the airline.
Here below a summary table:

ITEM HAND BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Pills and Capsules
Liquid medicines
Quantity needed for the duration of the trip; medical prescription required
Epipen and hypodermic needles
Medical prescription required
Asthma Inhalers
Oxygen Cylinders
Portable Oxygen Concentrators Approval from the airline required
Small personal Mercury Thermometers
In a protective box
(max. 1 per person)

In a protective box
(max. 1 per person)

NEEDLES AND SYRINGES

If you need to take on board needles and syringes for the treatment of medical conditions, which are normally prohibited for carriage by the passenger, we recommend that you notify the Airline when booking your flight ticket.

In this case you have to show a medical certificate, both at check-in and at the security check, stating the type of medicine and what it’s s used for.
As some airlines may have additional procedures, we advise you to contact the Carrier you are flying with before departure. We inform you that it’s at Captain’s discretion to keep the syringe in the cockpit, even if you have provided a regular medical certificate.

If you need to use the syringe, you will have to ask the cabin crew, who will get it back from the Captain and arrange for appropriate containers for safe removal.

REMEMBER: that you will have to provide the injections yourself during the flight, cabin crew cannot administer medication, including injections, under any circumstances.

LITHIUM BATTERY POWERED DEVICES

Lithium batteries, which provide high levels of energy, are commonly used for portable devices, like laptops, tablets, mobile phones, medical devices, electric vehicles, etc…
It’s important to know that their transport in the cabin can cause safety problems and is therefore subject to restrictions.
The main risk is that they catch fire, due to collisions, assembly problemsd, sharp temperatrure increases or because the battery has accidentally got wet.
For this reason, they have to meet many requirements in both production and transport: if these are met, they are absolutely safe.
Please contact the Airline for more information and specifications.

WHICH BATTERIES CAN BE CARRIED ON BOARD?

The transportability on board the aircraft (in the cabin or hold) of the lithium batteries inserted in the device or spare depends on their size.

SMALL LITHIUM BATTERIES
(batteries with a Watt-hour rating not exceeding 100 Wh)


Use:
smartphones, portable music players, laptops, cameras, portable oxygen concentrators
Approval of the Airline required: NO
Permitted in or as checked baggage:
Permitted in or as carry-on baggage:

REMEMBER: you will need to provide your own injections during the flight, cabin crew cannot administer medications, including injections, under any circumstances.

MEDIUM-SIZED LITHIUM BATTERIES
batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh


Use:
portable computers, professional camcorders, portable medical devices, such as external automatic defibrillators, nebulizers, continuous positive pressure ventilation equipment
Approval of the Airline required: YES
Permitted in or as checked baggage:
Permitted in or as carry-on baggage:

REMEMBER: In checked baggage, devices must be completely turned off and protected from damage.

LARGE LITHIUM BATTERIES
batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 160 Wh


Use:
electric and hybrid vehicles, mobility aids, industrial equipment
Carriage of this type of battery on board the aircraft is not permitted with the sole exception of batteries required to power wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
In any case, you should contact the Airline when making your reservation.

LITHIUM BATTERIES AND MOBILITY AIDS

Lithium battery powered mobility aids must be declared during check-in.

REMEMBER:
• The battery must be removed from the mobility aid
• The terminals must be individually protected to prevent short circuiting (e.g. taped)
• The battery must be protected from damage and packed in a suitable container (e.g. protective bag).

WARNING: Some batteries do not contain the watt-hour (Wh) ratings; in this case, simply multiply the volts (V) by the amperes per hour (Ah) (Wh=V x Ah)
Example: 12 V battery with 8 Ah =96 Wh