Flying: What are the items prohibited in the cabin?

Verified 29 December 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (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 objects 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 must justify it, for example by the presence of a baby or an order.

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

Please note

Some items allowed (subject to conditions) in the cabin are prohibited in bunkers. 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.

Depending on the situation, you may also be subject to the following penalties:

  • Administrative fine (maximum €10,000)
  • Prohibition to board an aircraft (maximum 2 years, and up to 4 years if prohibited in the previous 2 years)

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

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