Customs & Security

For health and safety reasons, restrictions and prohibitions have been placed on certain items. Familiarise yourself with the security measures and customs that Luxembourg Airport has in place in order to pass through security with ease.

Prohibited Items

The following list of items are prohibited and cannot, under any circumstances, be carried in hand luggage on board the aircraft.

Guns, Firearms and other Projectile Firing Devices

  • Firearms of all types – such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • 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, crossbows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Stunning Devices

  • Devices for shocking – such as stun guns, Tasers and stun batons
  • Animal stunners and animal killers
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays – such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

Objects with a Sharp Point or Sharp Edge

  • Items designed for chopping – such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Razor blades
  • Box cutters
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
  • Material arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords and sabres

Workman’s Tools

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits – including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon – such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws – including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

Blunt Instruments

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs and batons – such as billy clubs, batons and night sticks
  • Martial arts equipment

Explosives and Incendiary Substances and Devices

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

All of the above items (with the exception of explosives and incendiary substances and devices) can be carried in checked-in luggage. However, the transport of hazardous substances, firearms and ammunition is subject to specific measures and regulations. Kindly check with your airline and the Grand Ducal Police before transporting any of these items.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAG) in Hand Luggage

security liquidThe below section refers to all liquids, aerosols and gel, both cosmetic and consumable. For example, toothpaste, lotions, contents of pressurised containers, perfumes, shaving foam, drinks, syrups and any other item of similar consistency.

All LAGs in containers holding 100ml or less can be taken in hand luggage

All LAGs must be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a transparent, re-sealable one litre plastic bag. The bag must fit all the items comfortably and must be completely closed. At the security area, place the plastic bag in the tray with the rest of your items.

Please note that any LAGs in containers over 100ml will not be permitted through security, we ask you to kindly place these items in your checked-in luggage instead.

LAGs from the Airport’s Duty Free

LAGs that are purchased at the airport’s duty free will be packaged in an official sealed security bag. Provided that these items aren’t removed from the bag and the bag remains sealed, they can be taken through security with the presentation of valid proof of purchase. Please note that it may be necessary to remove the item from the sealed bag during screening.

Liquid Medicines and Baby Food

LAGs that are required for medical or special dietary reasons, including baby food, are permitted in your hand luggage without any obligation to present a medical certification. However, this is subject to specific security controls so please make sure you have valid documentation to avoid these items being refused.

Laptops and Other Electrical Items

Before the screening process all laptops, cables and other large electronics need to be removed from your hand luggage and any bags, such as laptop bags, that they may be contained within. These will then be screened separately to your hang luggage.