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Aviation security control

To ensure safety both on domestic and international flights aviation security control is conducted. All passengers (both point-to-point and transit), their hand luggage, baggage and personal belongings are subject to aviation security control.

Passengers who have not passed aviation security control or not submitted their hand luggage, baggage and other personal belongings to be screened, are not allowed to board the aircraft.

In the event a passenger has doubts whether to take or not to take any item, a thing or an accessory aboard, the information can be checked over phone: +380 63 980 64 38.

Tips for passengers going through aviation security control

  • Present your boarding pass and ID to the Aviation Security officer;
  • Take off your outer clothing and put it into a special container; put the contents of your pockets, trouser belt and liquids (if any) into the container as well (see Transportation of Liquids);

  • Take all electronic devices (computers, tablets, phones, etc.) out of your bag and put them into a special container;

  • Put all your belongings (bags and special containers) onto a conveyor and wait to be invited to go through a metal detector.

Following these guidelines you will easily pass the aviation security control and spend more time on Duty Free shopping.

The list of prohibited articles for passengers, hand luggage and baggage

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers and crew are not permitted to carry the following articles on board an aircraft:

1. Flare pistols, signal lights, powder actuated fastening tools, gas cylinders containing neuro-paralytic, SC, toxic and potent agents.

2. Electric shock apparatus of all kinds, except for medical resuscitation equipment (defibrillators).

3. Cathodic weapons of all kinds.

4. Explosives, incendiary substances and devices:

  • All types of powder explosives with no regard to brands, patterns, packaging and containers;
  • Capsules to hunting bullets;

  • Blasting caps;

  • Electric fuses;

  • Blasting fuses;

  • Detonators and fuses;

  • Ammunition;

  • Practice and sporting ammunition;

  • Trotyl, dynamite, Ammonal, RDX and other explosives designed for military and industrial use, improvised explosive mixtures and devices;

  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics fireworks: rockets and signal lights, hand flares, smoke-generating cartridges, replica or imitation explosive devices, lighting cartridges, thermite matches, bomb matches, railroad firecrackers, Bengal lights, improvised pyrotechnics and similar articles.

5. Compressed and condensed gases designed for household and industrial use – propane, butane, nitrogen, neon, argon, oxygen, chlorine, except those carried by medical teams and used for emergency medical care.

6. Inflammable liquids: gasoline, kerosene, acetone, methanol, methyl ether, brake fluid, carbon disulfide, ethers, organic solvents, all types of adhesives and sealants containing inflammable (hypergolic) components.

7. Inflammable solids:

  • Substances generating heat or spontaneously igniting when exposed to water, potassium, sodium, calcium metal, alloys, calcium phosphide, and substances with similar properties;

  • White and yellow phosphorus and other substances classified as inflammable solids;

  • Nitrocellulose.

8. Toxic and potent substances:

  • Toxic and potent substances regardless of consistence, as well as the packaging form and quality;

  • Brucine, nicotine, strychnine, formaldehyde, antifreeze, ethylene glycol, mercury, cyanide agents, cyclone, calcium cyanide and substances with similar properties.

9. Caustic and corrosive substances:

  • Inorganic acids – hydrochloric, sulfuric, nitric, and blends;

  • Hydrofluoric acid;

  • Alcali – potassium, sodium and similar chemicals;

  • Substances designed for metal pickling, lime chloride, battery electrolyte and substances with similar properties;

  • Chemicals designed to remove varnishes and coloring matters.

10. Radioactive substances and materials of any degree of potential risk, supply form, consistence and physical properties.

11. All other substances, molecular entities and articles similar to those listed above as well as articles and substances either requiring special storage, transportation and usage conditions or casting doubts on carriage safety such as those that can be either used for detonation and arson or endanger life and health of passengers, crew, and aircraft.

List of prohibited articles for passengers and hand luggage but permitted for baggage

1. Firearms (including military, hunting, and sporting equipment), air guns, gas spray guns, pistols and revolvers designed to fire cartridges and equipped with rubber or similar balls, melee weapons of all kinds and similar articles, bullets and spare parts for weapons, as well as practice, emasculated, souvenir, collectible and fake weapons in case a private of juristic person presents the permission to store, bear and transport weapon, as well as shotguns and spear fishing equipment.

Transportation of weapons is regulated by instructions approved by the central executive transport body.

2. Bladed articles including:

  • Nail scissors and files;

  • Needles for medical injections;

  • Knitting needles;

  • Metal table knives;

  • Bottle screws;

  • Lighters shaped as pistols or any other type of weapon;

  • Articles with blunt ends, which can cause injuries;

  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons.

Transportation of liquids

Passengers are allowed to carry as hand luggage:

  • Duty free in a sealed security bag. The item and the receipt must remain sealed inside the security bag provided at the time of purchase;

  • Liquids in containers of 100ml or less packed in a single, transparent, re-sealable 1-litre plastic bag;

  • Medicines and special dietary products e.g. baby food.

All other liquids (either listed below or packed in containers of over 100 ml) must be placed in your checked (hold) baggage:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups;

  • Creams, lotions and oils;

  • Perfumes;

  • Sprays;

  • Gels, including hair gels and body wash;

  • Pressurized substances including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants;

  • Pastes, including toothpaste;

  • Colloidal substances;

  • Mascara;

  • Other articles of similar consistency.

Passengers are allowed to carry:

  • Liquids in checked baggage;

  • Medicines and special dietary products (e.g. baby food) in hand luggage.

Attention! A passenger must present a document confirming the need for diabetic medications and drugs to be used during the flight (this requirement applies to flights departing to the EU countries, USA, Canada, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland).

Transportation of weapons

(The instruction on weapon and ammunition air carriage approved by the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine on March 18, 2005, #199):

The following articles are allowed to be carried on passenger flights:

  • Military rifle-bore and customized weapons;

  • Emasculated, training, old-fashioned small arms, sporting and hunting weapons, combined mode and smooth-fore firearms, as well as ammunition;

  • Air guns, domestically produced devices designed to release bullets and equipped with rubber or other nonlethal weapons

  • Melee weapons (crossbows, hunting knives, Japanese swords, sabers, broadswords, yatagans, Finnish knives, daggers, bayonets, and bayonet-knives);

  • Practice and fake weapons;

  • Gas spray guns and revolvers owned by enterprises, institutions, organizations, business unions and citizens.

All weapons owned by individuals are carried:

  • Unloaded and unpiled (if possible);

  • As checked baggage;

  • In a portable metal container equipped with a secure lock;

  • In the baggage area;

  • Given that during the flight neither passengers nor crew have access to these articles.

At the check-in counter passengers traveling within Ukraine and carrying of firearms, air guns, melee weapons and ammunition are required to present permissions to store, bear and transport weapons/ copies of weapon acquisition permits with a marketing note for each unit carried. The document must be issued by the relevant internal affairs authority.

We advise you to inform your carrier on your intention to carry weapons on board the aircraft well in advance (if possible, do it when booking your ticket). In case you intend to carry weapons abroad, make sure you are well aware of the local traffic in arms regulations.

Carriage of medicine and dietary products in the cabin baggage

Carriage of medicine and dietary products in the cabin baggage should be approved by the airline representative beforehand.

The passenger who needs to have some medicine (or injection) during the flight should provide the information to the airline representative and also obtain the information as to the necessary medical references to be provided before the flight.

The medicine (including those in the syringes or in other injection means) is allowed in the cabin baggage in case it is essential for the passenger, e.g. insulin, antihistamines, painkillers, etc. The necessity and the amount of the medicine should be pointed out in the doctor’s reference and confirmed by the doctor’s stamp.

Passengers with babies may carry the baby food in the cabin baggage in quantity enough for the whole journey.

During the security screening the passenger possessing the medicine in the cabin baggage (including those in the syringes or other injection means) should inform the aviation security personnel about it and submit the corresponding medical reference. The airline representative approves the carriage of such items in the cabin baggage. After the approval of the airline representative and successful aviation security control the passenger is allowed to board an aircraft.

Depending on the health ability of the passenger (availability of the medical references) the airline representative has the right to deny or to allow the carriage.