Prohibited articles

Last updated 26/08/2020
Below you can read about which articles that are prohibited to carry in hand luggage on flights.

You may not carry electroshock (stunning) devices in your hand luggage. Stunning devices include the following:


  • stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • devices to stun and kill animals
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.

You may not carry guns, firearms and other devices capable of discharging a projectile in your hand luggage.

 

Firearms include:

 

  • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • bows, cross bows and arrows
  • harpoon guns and spear guns
  • slingshots and catapults

Firearms in checked-in baggage

If you have a valid weapons permit you may be allowed to carry firearms in your checked-in baggage.

 

The air carrier is responsible for issuing permission to carry a firearm. You must therefore contact the air carrier before departure – ideally well in advance.

 

On the day of departure, you must also arrive early at the airport so that the air carrier can check your permit and register the weapon.

 

In connection with checking your weapons permit, personnel will also check if you have packed your weapon and ammunition in compliance with the following rules:

 

  • Weapons and ammunition must be checked-in as baggage at check-in
  • The weapon must not be loaded
  • If possible, the weapon must be disassembled and packed as separate pieces of baggage
  • Ammunition must be packed in its original packaging and separately from the weapon in a separate suitcase
  • Ammunition must not exceed a net weight of 5 kg.
 

You are not permitted to carry tools and blunt objects in your hand luggage.


Tools include the following:


  • crowbars
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • saws, including portable power saws
  • blowtorches
  • bolt guns and nail guns


Blunt instruments include:


  • baseball and softball bats
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • martial arts equipment

 
Please note: you are allowed to carry tools and blunt instruments in your checked-in baggage.

You are not permitted to carry objects with a sharp point or sharp edge in your hand luggage.


Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge include:


  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • ice axes and ice picks
  • razor blades
  • box cutters
  • knives with a blade length of more than 6 cm
  • scissors with a blade length of more than 6 cm measured from the fulcrum
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • swords and sabres.

 

Please note: you are allowed to carry objects with a sharp point or sharp edge in your checked-in baggage.

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices may not be carried either in hand luggage or checked-in baggage.


Explosives and incendiary substances and devices include:


  • ammunition (read more on the rules for ammunition under Firearms)
  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses/detonating cords and safety fuses/detonating fuses
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnic articles
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • strike-anywhere matches that can be struck against all surfaces, cigar lighters as well as so-called storm-lighters (blue flame) (read more on lighters below).

Nor is it permitted to carry copies or imitations of explosive devices.


Please note: an infringement of the rules can result in both a fine and prosecution under Section 114 of the Danish Penal Code (concerning terrorism offences).

Lighters

Lighters may not be carried in either hand luggage or in checked-in baggage.


You are allowed to carry one “regular” lighter per person, but you must carry it upon your person, e.g. in a jacket pocket. 


If you wish to carry a refillable lighter, all liquid in the lighter must be absorbed. You must place the lighter in a separate tray at the security checkpoint so that security personnel can check that it complies with the rules.


You may not carry strike-anywhere matches that can be struck against all surfaces, cigar lighters or the so-called storm-lighters (blue flame).