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Pre-flight screening

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Security at Sheremetyevo International Airport is provided by AeroMASH–Aviation Security Closed Joint-Stock Company, established in 1998.

AeroMASH–Aviation Security CJSC was one of the first Russian companies to ensure compliance with the regulations, rules and principles of aviation security on air transport in accordance with ICAO/IATA Standards and aviation laws of the Russian Federation.

Passenger information

In accordance with Appendix 1 of the Rules of Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Inspections, approved by order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 104 dated 25 July 2007, passengers are prohibited from carrying the following hazardous substances and items in checked and carry-on baggage:

  • Magnetized materials Magnetized materials
  • Explosives and weapons Explosives and weapons
  • Poisonous substances Poisonous substances
  • Flammable liquids Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids Flammable solids
  • Radioactive materials Radioactive materials
  • Compressed and liquefied gases Compressed and liquefied gases
  • Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides
  • Toxic substances Toxic substances
  • Caustic and corrosive substances Caustic and corrosive substances
  • Small personal mobility aids powered by lithium batteriesSmall personal mobility aids powered by lithium batteries Small personal mobility aids powered by lithium batteries
  • and other hazardous substances, items and goods that could be used to attack passengers, aircraft crew, or create a danger to the flight of the aircraft.

The following items are allowed on board the aircraft

Members of the flight crew and passengers are allowed to carry the following items and substances on board an aircraft, subject to following the required conditions:

Baggage

in checked baggage in cargo, baggage holds of the aircraft, with isolated passenger access to the baggage during the flight:

  • crossbows, harpoon guns [*], sabers, cavalry swords, hatchets, scimitars, broadswords, longswords, bayonets, daggers, switchblades, locking knives, or any type of replica weapon;
  • household knives (scissors) with a blade length exceeding 60 mm;
  • alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content greater than 24 %, but not more than 70 % by volume, in retail packages of no more than 5 liters (not more than 5 liters per passenger;
  • liquids and alcoholic drinks with an alcohol content of no more than 24 % by volume;
  • aerosol containers intended for sports or household needs, protected with caps preventing the spontaneous release 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;
  • a medical thermometer containing mercury, in a standard case – one per passenger.
in carry-on items:
  • a medical thermometer that does not contain mercury;
  • mercury blood pressure monitor in a standard case – one per passenger;
  • barometer or mercury pressure gauge, packed in a leakproof container and sealed with the sender's stamp;
  • disposable lighters – one per passenger;
  • dry ice for chilling perishable food – no more than 2 kg per passenger;
  • 3 % hydrogen peroxide – no more than 100 ml per passenger;
  • liquids, gels and aerosols that are considered non-hazardous: in containers of 100 ml or less (or equivalent volume in other volume measurement units), packed in a securely sealed transparent plastic bag with a volume of 1 l or less – one package per passenger.

[*] Rules of carriage of weapons on Aeroflot flights

  • When booking and checking in for Aeroflot PJSC flights, the passenger must declare his/her intention to carry weapons as baggage.
  • A passenger carrying weapons shall arrive for check-in no later than 1.5 hours before departure time.
  • A passenger transporting weapons on flights within the Russian Federation shall carry a permit to keep and carry weapons.
  • When carrying weapons to/from the Russian Federation and transporting weapons through the territory of the Russian Federation, the passenger must possess a permit to import/export weapons issued by the authorized body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
  • Transfer passengers traveling within Russia and in possession of weapons must re-process them at Sheremetyevo Airport.
  • According to the Law "On weapons", foreign citizens:
    • can bring sports and hunting weapons into the Russian Federation if they have an invitation from a legal entity that holds a license for hunting, a contract for hunting with the said legal entity, or an invitation to participate in sport activities, and the respective permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    • may not bring into the Russian Federation any type, version or model of weapons for the purpose of ensuring personal security, protecting the lives and health of other citizens, their property, for escorting goods, or for other purposes that are not listed above, unless stipulated by separate international treaties of the Russian Federation.
  • The weapons must be handed over for temporary storage during the flight at the airport of departure and shall be delivered to the owners at the airport of destination.
  • Replica weapons (pistols, revolvers, rifles, carbines, machine guns, electric shock devices, etc.) may not be transported in the aircraft cabin.
  • Replica weapons may only be transported in checked baggage.
  • Weapons shall only be accepted for carriage if unloaded, in the passenger’s packaging (covers, holsters, special containers, cases, etc.) that meets the safety and security requirements for weapons. Firearms and ammunition must be kept in separate containers.
  • The weight of ammunition to be transported must not exceed 5 kg per passenger.
  • Cartridge shells for gas weapons may not be transported by air.
  • Airguns with a muzzle energy of over 3 joules are classed as civilian weapons (Article 3 of the Law "On weapons") and shall be transported in accordance with the procedure for carriage of other arms. A gun license is required to transport airguns with a muzzle energy of over 7.5 joules and a caliber of over 4.5 mm (Article 13 of the Law "On weapons").
  • Russian-made electric shock devices and spark dischargers are classed as civilian weapons (Article 3 of the Law "On weapons") and shall be transported in accordance with the procedure for carriage of other arms. A passenger transporting an electric shock device must carry a document containing the technical specifications to enable employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to verify the conformity of the device's output parameters with the parameters established by the applicable state standards of the Russian Federation. The circulation of electric shock devices manufactured outside of the Russian Federation is prohibited (Article 6 of the Law "On weapons"); correspondingly, their carriage is also prohibited.
Liquids in containers

Liquids in containers

A container with a capacity exceeding 100 ml will not be accepted for transport, even if it is only filled partially.
Exemptions will be made for medicines, baby food and special dietary needs.

Liquids purchased at airport duty-free stores

Liquids purchased at airport duty-free stores

Liquids purchased in duty free shops at the airport or on board, must be packed in a securely sealed plastic bag that allows the contents to be identified during the flight. It should carry proof that these items were bought in an airport duty free shop or on board the aircraft on the day (days) of travel.

The management of the airport, airline company or operating company is entitled to adopt additional air security measures for flights associated with increased risks and may prohibit the following items to be carried in hand luggage:

  • corkscrews;
  • hypodermic injection needles (unless medical proof of need is provided);
  • knitting needles;
  • scissors with blades shorter than 60 mm;
  • folding (without a fixing device) travel and penknives with a blade shorter than 60 mm.

Small personal mobility aids

Carriage of small personal mobility aids powered by lithium batteries, as checked baggage or carry-on items

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Small personal mobility aids include:

  • monowheels
  • segways (mini-segways);
  • hoverboards;
  • gyroscooters
  • electric scooters

Based on IATA recommendations, the above items may be carried on the flights of Aeroflot PJSC as checked baggage, on condition that the mobility aid does not contain a lithium battery.

A lithium battery removed from the mobility aid may only be carried as a carry-on item, on condition that the power of the battery does not exceed 160 Watts-hour (W/h).

A small device with an embedded (non-removable) lithium battery can be carried if it is processed as "hazardous cargo" through the airport's cargo terminal.

Information notice

The possibility of transporting a lithium battery by air depends on its configuration and capacity (W/h) (for rechargeable lithium-ion/polymer batteries) or lithium content (for non-rechargeable batteries made with metal lithium).

For your own safety and for the safety of other passengers, please follow the requirements and read the detailed instructions regarding the carriage of lithium batteries.

Electronic devices powered by lithium batteries must be completely switched off (not be in stand-by mode or reduced power consumption mode) and be placed in a protective case to avoid unintended activation or damage. Suitable protection may be a hard briefcase and/or cushioning material, such as clothes, to prevent its movement.

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific power up to 100 Wh [*]

(Lithium-metal batteries containing no more than

2 g (LC) of lithium)

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific power of

100-160 Wh [*]

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

Lithium-ion batteries

with specific power over 160 Wh [*]

Small personal mobility aids.

Powered by lithium-ion cells (batteries)

Examples:

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

In carry-on baggage

  • allowed inside equipment;
  • spare batteries must be protected separately
    in such manner that
    a short
    circuit is not possible (for example,
    stored in the retail package,
    or with open terminals
    covered with tape, or with each
    battery placed in a separate plastic
    bag or protective package).

In checked baggage

  • must be inside the equipment;
  • steps must be taken to prevent them turning on accidentally;
  • the carriage of spare accumulator batteries (not inserted in equipment) is prohibited.

Examples:

  • extended-life laptops;
  • professional audio and video equipment;
  • portable medical devices.

In carry-on baggage

  • the airline's permission is required (through the Call Center or the airline's representative at a non-base airport);
  • allowed inside equipment;
  • steps must be taken to prevent them turning on accidentally;
  • spare batteries must be stored separately
  • protected in such manner that
    a short circuit
    is not possible (for example, stored
    in the retail package,
    or with open terminals
    covered with tape, or with each
    battery placed in a separate plastic
    bag or protective package);
  • one passenger is allowed to carry no more than two spare lithium-metal batteries.

In checked baggage

  • The airline's permission is required;
  • must be inside the equipment;
  • steps must be taken to prevent them turning on accidentally;
  • the carriage of spare accumulator batteries (not inserted in equipment) is prohibited.

Examples:

  • industrial equipment included in some electric and hybrid vehicles;
  • mobility aids and mopeds.

Not allowed in checked baggage or carry-on baggage

  • to be presented and carried as "hazardous cargo" in accordance with Technical Instructions for Safe Carriage of Hazardous Cargoes by Air (Doc 9284 AN\905).

Exceptions

Wheelchairs and similar mobility aids powered by lithium-ion batteries, with a specific power over 160 Wh, used by passengers with restricted mobility due to a health condition, age or temporary conditions (e.g. a broken leg).

Conditions for permitting the special carriage of a mobility aid/wheelchair:

1. The aircraft captain shall be notified of the location of the lithium-ion battery(s).

2. The airline's permission is required.

3. Mobility aids shall be carried in such manner that they are protected from damage caused by baggage, mail, flight supplies or other cargo moving.

4. can be carried as checked baggage on condition that:

  • battery terminals are protected from short-circuiting (e.g. by placing spacers in the battery box);
  • the battery is reliably secured in the mobility aid;
  • electric circuits must be isolated.

5. If a mobility aid/wheelchair is designed so that the user is able to remove the battery (e. g. collapsible), then:

  • the battery must be removed;
  • batteries shall be protected from short-circuiting by insulating the terminals (by taping them);
  • removed batteries shall be protected from damage (e. g. placed in protective packaging). Batteries shall to be carried in the passenger cabin;
  • the power of the battery must not exceed 300 Wh;
  • only one spare battery with a capacity not exceeding 300 Wh may be carried, or two spare batteries, each with a capacity not exceeding 160 Wh.

Examples:

  • monowheels
  • segways (mini-segways);
  • hoverboards;
  • gyroscooters
  • electric scooters

Based on IATA recommendations, the above items may be carried on the flights of Aeroflot PJSC as checked baggage, on condition that the mobility aid does not contain a lithium battery.

A lithium battery removed from the mobility aid may only be carried as a carry-on item, on condition that the power of the battery does not exceed 160 Watts-hour (W/h).

A small device with an embedded (non-removable) lithium battery can be carried if it is processed as "hazardous cargo" through the airport's cargo terminal.

[*] 1 Wh = 1 V · 1 Ah

Rules of carriage for devices containing mercury on Aeroflot PJSC flights

Items or products

Location

 

 

Restrictions

 

Checked baggage

Carry-on baggage

Upon one's person

The Operator(s)'s Permit is required

The Aircraft captain shall be notified

 

A small medical or clinical thermometer containing mercury

Yes

No

No

No

No

a) Not more than one thermometer per person;

b) must be intended for personal use;

c) must be placed in a protective case.

Mercury barometer or mercury thermometer

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

a) Not more than one thermometer per person;

b) must be carried by a representative of the government weather bureau or a similar official body;

c) the aircraft captain must be notified;

d) must be packed in a strong outer packaging kit, containing a compressed inner insert or bag made from a strong, impermeable or puncture-resistant material that can hold mercury, to prevent the leak of mercury from the cargo place, regardless of its position.

Rules of carriage of electronic smoking devices

Items or products

Location

 

 

Restrictions

 

Checked baggage

Carry-on baggage

Upon one's person

The Operator(s)'s Permit is required

The Aircraft captain shall be notified

 

Portable electronic smoking devices powered by batteries (e. g. electronic cigarettes, electronic cigarillos, electronic cigars, electronic pipes, personal steam generators, electronic nicotine supply systems)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) carried by passengers or crew members for personal use;

b) spare batteries must be individually protected in order to avoid a short circuit (by placing them in the original retail packaging or using another method of terminal insulation);

c) parameters of each battery must not exceed the following:

  • lithum content in lithium-metal batteries – 2 g;
  • specific power of lithium-ion batteries – 100 Wh;

 

d) the devices may not be used on board the airplane;

e) the devices and/or batteries may not be charged on board the airplane.

More details can be found here: http://www.aeromash.ru/ru/about