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Dangerous goods and prohibited items

Security at Sheremetyevo International Airport is managed by Closed Joint Stock Company AeroMASH-Aviation Security, created in 1998. «AeroMASH-Aviation Security» is one of the leading Russian companies ensuring compliance with rules, regulations and principles of aviation safety in air transport in accordance with the ICAO Standards / IATA requirements and the Aviation Legislation of the Russian Federation.

In compliance with Supplement No. 1 to the Pre-flight and Post-flight Inspection Rules at the airport, approved by Order No. 104 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on 25th of July, 2007, it is forbidden for passengers to transport on board the aircraft in registered luggage or in personal belongings, the following dangerous substances and objects:

  • Magnetized material Magnetized material
  • Explosive substances and arms Explosive substances and arms
  • Toxic and poisonous substances Toxic and poisonous substances
  • Highly flammable liquids Highly flammable liquids
  • Flammable hard substances Flammable hard substances
  • Radioactive materials Radioactive materials
  • Compressed and liquefied gases Compressed and liquefied gases
  • Oxidizers and organic peroxides Oxidizers and organic peroxides
  • Toxic substances Toxic substances
  • Acidic and corrosive substances Acidic and corrosive substances
  • Compact vehicles for personal transportation powered by lithium batteries Compact vehicles for personal transportation powered by lithium batteries Compact vehicles for personal transportation powered by lithium batteries
  • and other dangerous substances, items and goods that can be used as a weapon to attack passengers, aircraft crew, and pose a threat to the flight.

Crew members and passengers are  allowed to transport on board the aircraft in compliance with the regulations the following objects and substances

luggage

In registered (checked-in) luggage in the cargo or luggage compartments of the aircraft with restricted access by passengers during the flight::

  • crossbows, underwater guns, cavalry swords, sabres, hatchets, yataghans, broadswords, swords, rapiers, bayonets, daggers, knives: hunting, flick-knives , knives with latched locks, replicas of any types of arms
  • household knives (scissors) with blade length above 60 mm; alcoholic beverages between 24% and 70% proof in containers with a capacity of no more than 5 l; in a receptacle intended for retail trade – no more than 5 l per passenger
  • liquids and alcoholic beverages no more than 24% proof
  • aerosols, meant for sport or household use, emission valves of spray-cans which are protected by lids from spontaneous emission of their contents with a capacity of no more than 0.5 kg or 500 ml — no more than 2 kg or 2 l per passenger
In passengers’ personal belongings:
  • medical thermometer — one per passenger
  • mercury tonometer in standard casing — one per passenger
  • mercury barometer or manometer, packaged in airtight container and sealed by the sender’s stamp
  • disposable lighters — one per passenger
  • dry ice for cooling perishable products — no more than 2 Ig per passenger
  • 3% hydrogen peroxide — no more than 100 ml per passenger
  • liquids, gels and aerosols, referred to as non-dangerous: in containers with capacity of no more than 100 ml (or equivalent capacity in other measurement units), packed in a sealed transparent plastic bag with a volume of no more than 1 l — one plastic bag per passenger.

Firearms transportation rules on Aeroflot flights

  • When booking a ticket and checking-in for PJSC Aeroflot” flights, passengers shall declare their intent to transport firearms in their luggage.

  • Passengers intending to transport firearms shall arrive for check-in no later than one and a half hours before departure.
  • When firearms are transported within the Russian Federation, passengers must have the appropriate permit for the right to keep and bear firearms.
  • When firearms are transported to/from the territory of the Russian Federation or through the territory of the Russian Federation, passengers must have a permit for import/export of firearms issued by an authorized division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In accordance with the Law “On Firearms”, foreign citizens are:

  • allowed to bring sporting and hunting weapons to the Russian Federation, provided that they have an invitation from a legal body that owns hunting license, a hunting contract with said legal body, or an invitation to participate in sport events, as well as an appropriate permit issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • forbidden to bring to the Russian Federation and use in the Russian Federation any kinds, types, or models of weapons to ensure personal security, protect the life and health of other subjects, their property, escorting cargoes, or for other purposes not specified above, unless this is stipulated by certain international treaties of the Russian Federation.
  • Firearms must be handed in at the departure airport for temporary keeping for the duration of the flight and are returned to the owners at the destination airport.
  • It is forbidden to transport simulators of weapons (guns, revolvers, rifles, carbines, automatic guns, electric shock devices, etc.) in the cabin.
  • Weapon simulators can only be checked-in luggage.
  • Firearms accepted for transportation must be discharged and be packed in the passenger’s container (cases, holsters, special cases, jackets) that must meet the requirements of safety and firearms preservation. Firearms and ammunitions must be packed separately.
  • The weight of ammunitions to be transported shall not exceed 5 kg per passenger.
  • It is forbidden to carry ammunitions for gas-powered guns by air transport.
  • Air weapons with muzzle energy over 3 Joules are equated to civilian weapons (article #3 of the “Weapons Law”) and have to be transported with other weapons. For transportation of air weapons with muzzle energy over 7,5 Joules and over 4,5mm caliber gun license is needed (article #13 of the “Weapons Law”).
  • Electric shockers produced in Russia are equated to civilian weapons (article #3 of the “Weapons Law”) and have to be transported with other weapons. Technical information document is needed for transportation of electric shockers. The document must be checked by MIA representatives for compliance with state standards.
  • Electric shockers produced outside Russian Federation are forbidden for sale and transportation in Russia (article #6 of the "Weapons Law").
Liquids in containers

Liquids in containers with a capacity of more than 100 ml are not permitted to be transported even if the container is only partially filled.
Exceptions for transportation are made for medication, baby food and special diet requirements.

Liquids, purchased in the Duty Free trade shops in the airports

Liquids, purchased in the Duty Free trade shops in the airports

Liquids purchased in Duty Free shops at the airport or on board the aircraft must be packed in a sealed plastic bag that allows the contents of the bag to be identified at any time during the flight, and with authentic confirmation that the purchase was made in the Duty Free section of an airport Duty shop or on board of aircraft on the day (days) of the trip.

The airport administration and airlines have the right to introduce new sanctions to improve flight safety standards, for which reason Aeroflot forbids the transportation of the following objects in the passenger cabin:

  • corkscrews;
  • needles for subcutaneous injections (if no medical justification is produced);
  • knitting needles;
  • scissors with a blade length of less than 60 mm;
  • folding (without fixation device) travel knives, penknives with a blade length of less than 60 mm.

Carriage of Electronic Cigarettes

 According to the requirements of Bermuda aviation authorities electronic cigarettes may be carried only in the aircraft cabin

According to the requirements of Bermuda aviation authorities [*]

  • electronic cigarettes may be carried only in the aircraft cabin (in passenger’s belongings);
  • It is strictly forbidden to smoke electronic cigarettes on board the aircraft
  • It is strictly forbidden to transport electronic cigarettes in checked baggage.
[*] rules for all airline companies with aircraft registered in Bermuda

Small personal transporters

Air carriage of small personal mobility devices powered by lithium batteries as checked-in baggage and hand luggage

Small personal transporters

Small personal transporters

Small personal mobility devices include:

  • self-balancing unicycles;
  • segways (mini-segways);
  • hoverboards;
  • self-balancing scooters;
  • electric scooters

Based on IATA recommendations, the above devices may be accepted for air transportation on flights of PJSC “Aeroflot” as checked-in baggage provided the lithium battery has been removed from the device.

The lithium battery removed from the device may be transported only as hand luggage provided that battery power does not exceed the established allowance of 160 W/h.

A small PMD with a built-in (non-removable) lithium battery may be accepted for carriage if checked in as “hazardous cargo” at the airport cargo terminal.

INFORMATION MESSAGE DRAFT

Lithium batteries may be carried by air depending on their configuration and power consumption (watt/hour) (rechargeable lithium-ion/polymer batteries) or lithium content (non-rechargeable batteries made of lithium metal).

For your safety and the safety of other passengers, please take the following requirements into consideration and read the detailed instructions on the transportation of lithium batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific capacity of 100 Watts-hour [*]

(Lithium metal batteries containing not more than 2 g of lithium (LC))

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific capacity of 100-160 Watts-hour [*]

(Lithium metal batteries containing 2-8 g of lithium (LC))

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific capacity exceeding 160 Watts-hour [*]

Small personal transporters functioning on lithium-ion batteries

Examples:

  • cell phones;
  • video cameras;
  • watches;
  • portable music players;
  • laptops;
  • portable medical devices.
     

Carry-on luggage:

  •  Allowed inside the equipment;
  • Spare batteries must be individually protected in such a way as to prevent short circuits (for example, by means of retail packaging, taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective package).

In checked baggage:

  • Must be inside the equipment;
  • Measures should be taken to prevent their spontaneous actuation;
  • It is forbidden to transport spare batteries (not inserted in the equipment).

Examples:

  • igh-performance laptops;
  • professional audio and video equipment;
  • portable medical devices.

Carry-on luggage:

  • Permission is required from the airline Via the CALL-centre or an airline’s station manager in an off-base airport;
  • Allowed inside the equipment;
  • Measures should be taken to prevent their spontaneous actuation;
  • Spare batteries must be individually protected in such a way as to prevent short circuits (for example, by means of retail packaging, taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective package);
  •  One passenger is allowed to transport no more than two spare lithium metal batteries.

In checked baggage:

  • Permission is required from the airline;
  • Must be inside the equipment;
  • Measures should be taken to prevent their spontaneous actuation;
  • It is forbidden to transport spare batteries (not inserted in the equipment).

Examples:

  • industrial equipment inserted in some electric and hybrid means of transportation;
  • mobile devices and mopeds.

Not allowed in checked baggage or carry-on luggage:

  • They are labelled as “dangerous goods” in accordance with the Technical Instructions for Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284 AN \905).

Exceptions:

Wheelchairs or similar mobility aids running on lithium-ion batteries with a specific capacity of over 160 Wh used by passengers with reduced mobility due to their specific health condition, age or temporary state (e.g., a broken leg).

Conditions for approval of special transportation of a mobility aid/wheelchair:

1. The aircraft pilot-in-command has to be informed of the location of a lithium-ion battery(ies).

2. The airline’s approval is required.

3. Mobility aids shall be transported in such a way as to be protected against damage caused by the movement of baggage, mail, provisions or other cargo.

4. Mobility aids may be transported as checked baggage provided that:

  • battery terminals are protected against short circuits (e.g. by an enclosure in the battery compartment);
  • the battery is secured in the mobility aid;
  •  electrical circuitry is insulated.

5. If the mobility aid/wheelchair is so designed that the person using it may remove the battery (e.g., a collapsible wheelchair), then:

  • the battery must be removed;
  •  batteries must be protected against short circuits by means of terminal insulating (taped);
  • any batteries so removed must be protected against damage (placed in protective packaging).

Batteries shall be transported in the cabin;

  • battery capacity must not exceed 300 Wh;
  • only one spare battery with a maximum capacity of 300 Wh or two spare batteries with a maximum capacity of 160 Wh each may be allowed for transportation.

Examples:

  • self-balancing unicycles;
  • segways (mini-segways);
  • hoverboards;
  • self-balancing scooters;
  • electric scooters

Based on IATA recommendations, the above devices may be accepted for air transportation on flights of PJSC “Aeroflot” as checked-in baggage provided the lithium battery has been removed from the device.

The lithium battery removed from the device may be transported only as hand luggage provided that battery power does not exceed the established allowance of 160 W/h.

A small PMD with a built-in (non-removable) lithium battery may be accepted for carriage if checked in as “hazardous cargo” at the airport cargo terminal.

[*] 1 Watt-hour = 1 Watt · 1 Ampere-hour 

 More details can be found at http://www.aeromash.ru/en/main