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What can I take?

Certain objects or materials are prohibited on board the aircraft, others are subject to regulations.
Which can you bring on board? Into the cabin? Into the hold? Do you need prior approval?
The following list, although not complete, is here to help you.

1 - Aerosol products, toiletries and medication

Non-flammable aerosol products

Non-flammable and non-toxic gases that pose no risk when used for athletic or domestic purposes. The aerosol valves must be protected by a lid.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Toiletries and non-radioactive medication (including aerosol products)

Hair spray, deodorant, perfume, cologne, nail polish remover, nail polish and medication that contains alcohol.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no
Please note: the net total of all toiletries, non-radioactive medication and the aerosol products cited above is limited to 2 kg or 2 l per person. The net quantity of each item must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 l.

Flammable or toxic aerosol products

Domestic, cleaning or home improvement products… such as ink, paint, varnish and enamel of any kind (even water-based), acetone, alcohol, paint thinner, ethanol, gas, lighter fluid.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

2 - Matches, lighters and electronic cigarettes and their replacement batteries

Safety matches and classic lighters

Safety matches, classic lighters (with liquefied gas, including grill lighters or gas lighters with protective hoods).
  • In the cabin: only on your person
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 1 small box of matches or 1 lighter per person.

Other matches and lighters

Matches without a striking surface, Blue flame lighters or cigarette lighters, lighters containing flammable, unabsorbed liquid (except liquid gas), lighter fluid, refill cartridges.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes of all types (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookah, personal vapers, electronic systems for administering nicotine…).
Please note: it is recommended to protect electronic cigarettes (of all types) with special cases. Using and charging electronic cigarettes are prohibited during your flight.
  • In the cabin: only on your person
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Replacement batteries for electronic cigarettes

Each replacement battery must be protected against short circuiting. It should be placed either in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or a protective, individual envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with non-conducting tape.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

3 - Electric and electronic devices, batteries and replacement batteries

The unintended starting of devices placed in checked baggage must be prevented by any possible means.

Lithium devices and batteries

Lithium batteries can catch fire if they short-circuit or are damaged, poorly designed or poorly assembled. Lithium batteries and devices that are damaged, defective or recalled by the manufacturer are prohibited in all aircraft.
In order to avoid all damages and their consequences, please handle your devices and replacement batteries with care when on board.

Portable electronic devices < 100 Wh

Devices containing batteries, lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 2 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding 100 Wh) transported for personal use: watches, video recorders, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, drones…
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval: not needed for up to 15 devices per person. Prior approval needed if this limit is exceeded*.

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Baggage containing batteries

Any baggage item that comes with batteries for recharging personal portable devices or powering integrated electronic functions (weight sensors, GPS trackers, etc.). Only baggage items with removable batteries are permitted on board.
For motorized baggage scooters, please refer to section 9 - Electric transport vehicles other than those meant for people with reduced mobility.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes, as long as you remove baggage item batteries and keep them in the cabin.
  • Prior approval needed : no

Replacement batteries < 100 Wh

Lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 2 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding 100 Wh), for portable electronic devices (watches, video recorders, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, Power Bank external chargers, drones…).
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval: not needed for up to 20 batteries per person. Prior approval needed if this limit is exceeded*.

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

External batteries

External batteries or lithium backups (Power Bank, PowerPack, battery packs…).
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Portable electronic devices between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Portable electronic devices containing lithium-ion batteries (over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh, such as power tools, video cameras, laptops, drones…).
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Replacement batteries between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Lithium-ion replacement batteries (over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh) for portable electronic devices (power tools, video cameras, laptops, drones…).
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Maximum 2 replacement batteries per person

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Portable electronic devices > 160 WH and their replacement batteries

Lithium-metal batteries with over 2 g (0.07 oz) of lithium and lithium-ion batteries whose power exceeds 160 Wh, held in a device or its spare battery, including power tools, drones, car batteries... (see also section 9 - Electric vehicles not intended for people with reduced mobility ).
  • In the cabin: no
  • In the hold : no

Fuel cells

The installation of a replacement cartridge is permitted but the filling of fuel cells is prohibited. The maximum amount of fuel in a fuel cell or a fuel cell cartridge cannot exceed:
  • 200 ml for liquids,
  • 200 g for solids,
  • for liquid gas, 120 ml for fuel cells or cartridges for non-metallic fuel cells, or 200 ml for fuel cells or cartridges for metallic fuel cells,
  • for hydrogen in metallic hydrides, the cartridges for fuel cells should have a water capacity that is less than or equal to 120 ml.

Devices with fuel cells

Portable electronic devices that use fuel cells, such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and video recorders, with the manufacturer's marking "approved for carriage in aircraft cabin only".
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Replacement cartridges

Replacement cartridges for fuel cells for portable electronic devices.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 2 replacement cartridges per person

Other devices and batteries

Devices with non spillable batteries

Portable electronic devices that use non spillable batteries, otherwise known as "dry batteries" or "liquid gel batteries", which adhere to special provision A67 (charger or battery booster, scales…). Batteries should have a maximum voltage of 12 V and a maximum battery power of 100 Wh.
Please note: the energy value of batteries should be visible on the device or on the batteries.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 2 replacement batteries per person

Other replacement batteries

Alkaline batteries or nickel-metal hydride batteries.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Electric devices that produce extreme heat

High-intensity flashlights (diving lamps), soldering irons…
In order to avoid any risk of fire, the battery and the heat-producing component should be separated.
The battery must be protected against short-circuiting. It should be placed in its original packaging, a plastic bag or an individual protective envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with adhesive tape.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from  de NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

4 - Electric and electronic medical devices, batteries and replacement batteries

The unintended starting of devices placed in checked baggage must be prevented by any possible means.
Each replacement battery must be protected against short-circuiting. It must be placed in its original packaging, a plastic bag or an individual protective envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with adhesive tape.

Lithium devices and batteries

Lithium batteries can catch fire if they short-circuit, are damaged, poorly designed or poorly assembled.
Lithium batteries and devices that are damaged, defective or recalled by the manufacturer are prohibited in all aircraft.
In order to avoid all damages and their consequences, please handle your devices and replacement batteries with care when on board.

Portable electronic devices < 100 Wh

Portable electronic medical devices containing batteries or lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 2 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding 100 Wh): portable oxygen concentrators, transported for medical use.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Replacement batteries < 100 Wh

Lithium-metal replacement batteries (not exceeding 2 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding 100 Wh) for portable electronic medical devices: portable oxygen concentrators.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Portable electronic devices between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Portable electronic medical devices containing batteries or lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 8 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh) transported for medical use: automated external defibrillators (AED), nebulizers, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilators, such as anti-sleep apnea or anti-snoring devices.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Replacement batteries between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Lithium-metal replacement batteries (not exceeding 8 g of lithium) or lithium-ion batteries (over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh) for portable electronic medical devices (AED, CPAP, nebulizers…).
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Maximum 2 replacement batteries per person

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Portable electronic devices > 160 WH and their replacement batteries /h3>

Lithium-metal batteries containing over 8 g (0.3 oz) of lithium and lithium-ion batteries whose power exceeds 160 Wh, held in a device or its spare battery (see also section 10 - Wheelchairs and other electric vehicles for people with reduced mobility).

  • In the cabin: no
  • In the hold: no

Other devices and batteries

Devices with non spillable batteries

Portable electronic devices that function with non spillable batteries, otherwise known as "dry-cell batteries" or "liquid gel batteries", which adhere to special provision A67. Batteries must have a maximum voltage of 12 V and a maximum battery power of 100 Wh.
Please note: the energy value of batteries should be visible on the device or on the batteries.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no


Maximum 2 replacement batteries per person

5 - Devices and medical items other than those that use standard or rechargeable batteries

All necessary measures must be taken for the protection of devices containing gas.
The unintended starting of devices equipped with gas tanks must be prevented by all possible means.

Oxygen or breathing gas

Oxygen or breathing gas tanks or devices containing such tanks, for medical use.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Liquid oxygen e

Devices containing liquid oxygen tanks, for medical use.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Radioactive medical devices or products

Pacemakers or equivalent devices with radioactive isotopes, (including those using lithium batteries), implanted in the body or attached to its exterior, or radioactive pharmaceutical products that are located in the body of a person for medical treatment.
  • In the cabin: only on your person
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed : no

Gas cartridges for prosthetic devices

Small, nonflammable, nontoxic gas cartridges for mechanical prosthetic devices carried by the passenger as well as replacement cartridges, of an equivalent size, in the necessary quantity for the duration of the trip.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Mercury thermometers

Medical or clinical thermometers that contain mercury and are for personal use, when placed in their protective cases.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 1 thermometer per person.

6 - Weapons and ammunition

Electric weapons

Electric weapons containing dangerous components such as explosives, compressed gas, lithium batteries: stun guns or batons (like Tasers)…
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Firearms and ammunition

Weapons (such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.) intended for sport or hunting are permitted as long as you are able to present the required licenses and permits, and only after having booked their transport.
Ammunition (cartridges for smaller caliber weapons) should be securely packed (divisions 1.4s, UN0012 or UN0014 only), should not exceed the gross weight of 5 kg per person, and are for the use of this person, except for explosive or incendiary-filled projectiles.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Multiple passengers cannot put their ammunition in a single package.

7 - Devices for scientific or other purposes

Air quality

Infiltration devices, used to calibrate air quality control apparatuses.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Security cases

Security cases, boxes, purses, or bags intended for the transport of liquid silver and security equipment… containing dangerous items such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Mercury barometers or thermometers

Mercury barometers or thermometers transported by a representative of a government meteorology office or a similar official organization.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

8 - Explosives, fireworks and firecrackers

Pyrotechnic items

  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no
  • See the list
    • These items are prohibited.
    • Detonators and fuses
    • Explosive or incendiary machines
    • Fireworks (including candles or sparklers) or flares in any form and other pyrotechnics
    • Smoke grenades, bombs, or cartridges
    • Ammunition other than that which is permitted in the "Firearms and ammunition" section
    • Mines and other explosive military devices
    • Grenades
    • Firecrackers, including Christmas Crackers and fuses
    • Replica or imitation explosive materials or explosives
    • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
    • Blasting caps

9 - Electric transport vehicles other than those meant for people with reduced mobility

Electric bicycles

Electric bicycles meant for leisure purposes that function with lithium batteries (no matter the battery power in Wh) or with installed batteries.

Individual transport vehicles, for leisure purposes

Lithium battery-operated segways, hoverboards, self-balancing hoverboards, Oxboards, electric skateboards, waveboards, motorized baggage (no matter the battery power in Wh and even if the battery has been disconnected or removed).

10 - Wheelchairs and other electric transport vehicles for people with reduced mobility

Batteries, non-spillable (dry, gel type)

Non-spillable batteries (dry, gel type) used for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Rules

  • The battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility device.
  • The battery terminals must be protected to prevent short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.

Batteries designed to be removed (e.g. in collapsible devices):

  • The user must remove the battery.
  • The battery must be protected from short circuits by insulating the terminals (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals).
  • The removed battery must be transported in strong packaging in the cargo compartment.

Batteries, non-spillable, lithium-ion

Non-spillable batteries (dry batteries, gel batteries) used for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  • In the cabin: no, except removable batteries
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Rules

  • The battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility device.
  • The battery terminals must be protected to prevent short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.
  • Lithium-ion batteries must meet the requirements of the ‘UN Manual of Tests and Criteria’, Part III, Sub-section 38.3. Proof must be provided when booking or checking in at the airport, e.g. by a certificate from the manufacturer, or a personal written confirmation.

Batteries designed to be removed (e.g. in collapsible devices)

  • The user must remove the battery.
  • The battery must be protected from short circuits by insulating the terminals (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals).
  • The batteries must be individually packed in a protective container provided by the passenger.
  • The battery’s watt-hour rating must not exceed 300 Wh.
  • A maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two spare batteries each not exceeding 160 Wh may be carried.

The battery must be carried as additional carry-on baggage

  • The carriage of electronic personal transportation devices powered by lithium batteries (lithium-powered personal devices) is prohibited on board aircraft both in checked baggage and in carry-on baggage. This regulation applies regardless of the power capacity of the battery.

Batteries, spillable (wet)

Batteries used for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  • In the cabin: no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Rules

  • The battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility device.
  • The battery must be disconnected.
  • The battery terminals must be protected to prevent short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.
  • The battery can only be accepted if it can be transported in an upright position. If this is not possible, the battery must be removed and the wheelchair can only be accepted without it. The battery can then only be shipped as cargo.
Please note

We recommend that you indicate the type or types of wheelchairs you intend to transport no less than 72 hours before your departure.

11 - Liquid gas and nitrogen in devices, tanks, or cartridges

All necessary measures must be taken for the protection of devices containing gas, in order to avoid damages or the leaking of their contents. The unintended starting of devices equipped with gas tanks or cartridges placed in hand baggage or checked baggage must be prevented by any possible means.

Compressed air

Compressed air cylinders, for example those used for scuba diving, unemptied (compressed at more than 200 kPa or 2.0 bars).
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Flammable gas

Cartridges or tanks of flammable gas, new or used, pierced or not pierced, or with a closure system, used for the operation of gas camping stoves, blowtorches (kitchen or home improvement), tools, camping fuel.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Defense equipment with gas

Defense equipment containing pepper spray, a physically irritating, disabling or incapacitating chemicals (such as mace, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays).
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Self-inflating safety equipment

Individual self-inflating safety equipment that uses cartridges (small) of nonflammable and nontoxic gas like carbon dioxide (CO2), or another type of gas: safety vests or rafts, protective jackets for motorcycle and horseback riding. The equipment must be packed in such a way that it cannot be accidentally activated.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

Maximum 1 piece of equipment with no more than 2 cartridges included and no more than 2 replacement cartridges per person.

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Liquid nitrogen

Insulated packaging or cyrogenic containers containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (like Dry Shipper) fully absorbed in porous material, only holding harmless products, having been maintained at a low temperature.
Please note: the maximum gross weight of the packaging must not exceed 10 kg.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Hydrocarbon gas

Curling irons containing hydrocarbon gas, provided that the safety lid is solidly attached to the heating component.
Please note: that the on board use and transport of iron gas refills is prohibited.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 1 device per person.

Dry ice

Dry ice is permitted in quantities that do not exceed 2.5 kg per person when it is being used to refrigerate perishable goods that are not subject to the Regulations for Dangerous Goods for checked or hand baggage. The packaging should allow the carbon dioxide to escape, bear the label "Dry Ice" and indicate the net weight of the dry ice.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Energy-saving light bulb

Energy-saving light bulbs meant for personal and domestic use are permitted in their original packaging.
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

12 - LIQUIDS - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, COMBUSTIBLES, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS - POWDERED SUBSTANCES

Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages not exceeding an alcoholic volume of 70 %, wrapped in their retail packaging, correctly closed and not exceeding 5 liters, are permitted.
Please note: homemade alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no

Maximum 5 l per person

Household, cleaning and home improvement products

Ink, paint, varnish and enamel of any sort (even water-based) and no matter the packaging (aerosol, container, spray, cartridge, jar, tube…), acetone, alcohol, paint thinner, ethanol, gas, lighter fluid, diesel, pesticides, pool products, solvents, turpentine…
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Empty containers of flammable combustible liquid

Camping stoves and jerrycans of fuel (or any other container) that contain a combustible and flammable liquid.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed: yes*

* Authorizations should be requested from NOUVELAIR or your travel agency.

Samples of flammable liquids

Non-infectious samples wrapped with small quantities of flammable liquids.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

13 - Engines, large tools, vehicles and spare parts

Non-electric engines

Thermal engines, even new, internal combustion or fuel cells.
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no

Spare parts for vehicles

Spare parts, even new, for 2, 3 or 4 wheel vehicles, likely to contain dangerous chemical products: shock absorbers of all kinds, batteries of all kinds for vehicles, airbags…
  • In the cabin : no
  • In the hold : no
Please note: for the items cited above, NOUVELAIR applies a more restrictive policy than what is anticipated by international regulations.

Electric engines

Electric engines that are mains powered.  
 
  • In the cabin: yes
  • In the hold : yes
  • Prior approval needed : no