Travel Info

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are items that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety and environment. Therefore, carriage of certain items by air is restricted by law. Passengers should read below carefully and ascertain that they are not carrying restricted items and seek further information if in doubt. Primera Air will report any attempted carriage of forbidden items to authorities.

The following items are classified as dangerous goods and are FORBIDDEN from carrying in passenger baggage. DO NOT take on board aircraft:

  • Explosives – Includes but not limited to: fireworks, flares, etc.
  • Gases – Includes but not limited to: mace, pepperspray, butane/propane gas canisters for camping stoves, etc.
  • Flammable liquids – Includes but not limited to: petrol, paint, etc.
  • Flammable Solids – Includes but not limited to: firelighters, strike anywhere matches, etc.
  • Oxidizing Substances – Includes but not limited to: bleach, peroxides, fertilizers, etc.
  • Toxic and Infectious Substances – Includes but not limited to: pesticides, medical and clincal waste, etc.
  • Radioactive material – Includes but not limited to: material for medical research purposes, etc.
  • Corrosives – Includes but not limited to: battery acid, mercury, etc.
  • Dry Ice – No more than 2.5 kg per person.
  • Small gaseous or air cylinders for medical purposes – Each cylinder must not exceed 5 kg and valves must be protected to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.
  • Self inflating lifejacket with small carbon dioxide cylinder – No more than two spare cylinders may be carried.
  • Wheelchair/mobility aids with non-spillable battery – As hold baggage only. It must be possible to disconnect battery (manually or by other means) to prevent accidental activation or short circuit.
  • Wheelchair/mobility aids with spillable battery – Not approved for carriage.
  • Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained flammable liquid fuel – As hold baggage only. All fuel must be completely drained. To ensure no fuel remains, stoves must have been drained for at least an hour and then left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to make sure all residual fuel has evaporated.
  • Dry Shipper (insulated packaging containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen) – The design of the packaging must be such that it does not allow build up of pressure and no refrigerated liquid nitrogen is released, irrespective of package orientation.

The following items may be taken onboard aircraft, without notification, provided limitations are observed:

  • Electronic cigarettes – must be carried in the cabin baggage. Smoking or charging electronic cigarettes in aircraft is prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages – Not exceeding 70% alcohol by volume, maximum 5 L per person. Note: Airport security restrictions for any liquids as cabin baggage may be more restrictive.
  • Aerosols – Including hairsprays and other toilet articles. Each article may not exceed 0.5 L and maximum 2 L total per person.
  • Safety matches or lighters – Provided matches/lighter is carried on one´s person (not in cabin or hold baggage). Strike anywhere, liquid fuelled lighters and lighter refills cannot be taken onboard aircraft.
  • Gas powered hair curler – Provided safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. Gas refills not permitted.
  • Small clinical thermometer containing mercury Provided it is stored in a special protective case to prevent breakage.


Portable Electronic Devices

  • Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) placed in checked baggage must be completely switched off and effectively protected from accidental activation. To ensure the device is never powered on during transport, any applications, alarms or pre-set configurations that may activate the device must be disabled or deactivated.
  • PEDs placed in checked baggage must be protected from damage by applying suitable packaging or casing or by being placed in a rigid bag and protected by adequate cushioning (e.g., clothing).
  • In cases where PEDs cannot be placed in checked baggage and are consequently placed directly in the hold (e.g., PEDs collected at the boarding gate), the requirements listed above must be met.
  • Carriage of spare batteries, power banks and portable electronic smoking devices (e.g., e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers) in checked baggage is currently forbidden by ICAO Technical Instructions. Therefore, if any piece of baggage is moved from the cabin to the baggage compartment, passengers must ensure that such items are removed from those baggage units.

Important information for SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 owners

Due to several incidents and serious safety concerns, the carrying of SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 smartphones on-board or in checked-in baggage is strictly prohibited on Primera Air flights. Primera Air always puts passenger safety first, and we kindly ask passengers to follow our requirements.


Traveling with lithium batteries: 
Primera Air follows the IATA guidelines on transportation of lithium batteries. 
Read more about which rules apply.

If you wish to travel with baggage equipped with a lithium battery other than lithium button cells, please be aware of the following:                          

  • If the baggage is to be checked in, the lithium battery must be removed from the baggage and carried in the cabin; or                              
  • the baggage must be carried in the cabin.                             
  • “smart luggage” with non-removable lithium batteries for charging other devices is forbidden for carriage.



Spare lithium batteries are not allowed in checked baggage – they shall be carried in cabin baggage. It is not allowed to bring so-called balancing scooters powered by lithium batteries (for example hoverboards, solo wheels, etc.), as it has been shown that a large number of these have serious safety deficiencies.
Damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries or devices are not permitted to be carried on board Primera Air aircraft.