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Flying: What are the items prohibited in the cabin?

Verified 03 June 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Your carry-on baggage is checked.

Some items are prohibited. Others are accepted only under certain conditions.

An online service allows you to know precisely the list of prohibited and regulated products (in cabin and hold):

Luggage: check if your item is allowed in the cabin or hold

The restrictions and prohibitions apply to all flights departing from a French airport, including between 2 French cities.

These rules apply to all flights departing from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, whatever the company.


not all companies have the same restrictions. A company may be more restrictive than regulations. Find out before you leave.

The following items are prohibited in the cabin:

  • Sharp or sharp objects, such as screwdrivers, scissors, knives (if the blade exceeds 6 cm)
  • Other injurious objects, such as walking stick, skateboard
  • Weapons (including toys or imitation weapons)

Flammable products are prohibited in the cabin and in the hold.

If you bring containers containing liquids (perfume, shower gel...), you must respect certain rules of size and packaging. This also applies to gels, pastes, aerosols...

If you have to take liquid products without being able to comply with the rules (quantity in particular), you have to justify it, for example by the presence of a baby or a prescription.

In this case, you can bring the liquids necessary for your trip (one way trip + stay + return trip).

Please note

certain items authorized (subject to conditions) in the cabin are prohibited in the hold. For example, lithium battery, electronic cigarette (off). Restrictions are also applied to certain electric wheelchairs.

If you conceal a prohibited item, you are at least likely to have it confiscated. You may also be subject to other sanctions, depending on the situation.

If you do not follow certain safety instructions (use of electrical appliances for example), you may also be subject to a penalty.

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