Luggage and Hand Carry

In order to ensure safety, passengers are prohibited from carryting in their checked-in luggage, in hand carry, as well as carrying the following dangerous goods and substances:

  • Compressed gases – flammable, non-combustible or poisonous: household gas, butane, oxygen, propane, or charged scuba divers
  • Caustic substances – acids, alkalis, batteries, mercury and devices containing mercury
  • Explosives – ammunition, equipment, pyrotechnics, flares and lighting cartridges
  • Flammable liquids and solids – liquids for lighters, matches and other similar flammable substances
  • Radioactive materials
  • Briefcases, attaches or other cases with built-in signal devices
  • Oxidizing agents – bleaches, peroxides, etc.
  • Poisons – arsenic, cyanide substances, insecticides, herbicides, etc.
  • Infectious materials – bacteria, viral cultures, etc.
  • Other dangerous goods and substances – magnetized materials, irritants, or other aggressive substances

We draw attention to the fact that when traveling abroad, in addition to restrictions on the transportation of certain goods and substances, as stipulated by the laws of the Russian Federation, other restrictions regulated by the customs legislation and aviation security rules of other countries may also apply. Goods permitted for transportation inside of Russia, but prohibited in other countries, may be seized at the airports of arrival in these countries. Russian aviation security services and Customs authorities of the Russian Federation do not verify the contents of checked and carry-on luggage of passengers departing abroad for their compliance with the laws and restrictions of other countries.

Restrictions on carrying liquids in hand carry

According to Annex 1 of Order No. 104 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods and substances in hand-carried and checked luggage of air passengers have been introduced. Liquids, gel-like substances, and aerosols in containers less than 100 milliliters are allowed to be carried on board. The total volume of containers allowed for carriage must not exceed 1 liter per passenger. Containers transported in hand-carried luggage must be packed in a transparent bag. Liquids purchased in duty-free shops are also allowed to be taken on-board sealed in a transparent bag.

In order to simplify the inspection process, it is recommended to check-in luggage with any liquids that will not be used during the flight.

In accordance with the Federal Air Transport Agency Directive of January 5, 2014, it is prohibited to carry any containers, tubes, etc. with liquids (including less than 100 ml) in hand-carried items, with the exception of medicines, special dietary supplements, and baby food (including mother’s milk), beyond the amount (volume) that would be required for the duration of the flight, and provided they are identified to the aviation security service of Vnukovo International Airport.

Rules for transporting weapons, ammunition, and special equipment

Passengers traveling with weapons, ammunition, or special equipment are required to inform an aviation security officer upon entering the airport terminal. Following registration, the weapon will then be transferred to the aircraft crew members for storage during the flight. Special equipment and weapons registration rooms are located in both terminals prior to entering the pre-flight inspection areas.

Please note that in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation, the luggage allowance per passenger is limited to five weapons, unloaded, and packed in appropriate carrying cases, and up to 1000 cartridges packed in factory packaging. The transport of gas cartridges is strictly prohibited.