Security Regulations

Passenger security is one of the utmost priorities of airlines.  Read the security regulations that will apply to your trip.

Air carriage is subject to strict security regulations and rules, applying both to the baggage and items which you can take on board and your checked bags.  Certain items can only be carried in checked baggage, while other, dangerous items are prohibited completely.

Before you board your plane, you must go through a security check.  Also, your cabin baggage and your personal articles will be checked.

During a security check:

  • You must present your passport and a valid boarding pass
  • You must walk through a metal detector, and your cabin baggage, personal articles, and outer wear have to be put on a belt that will run them through an X-ray check
  • All electronic devices, such as mobile (cellular) telephones or portable computers pass through a security check; a computer must be taken out of its bag and placed on the belt so that it can go through the X-ray machine separately
  • We recommend that you travel in shoes that you will easily be able to take off and put back on during a security check; remember that your belt and outer wear (jacket, sweater, etc.) will also go through the security check
  • Before you pass through the metal detector, do not forget to take all metal items out of your pockets
  • If required, you can be obliged to submit to a check by a manual metal detector or to a physical check

Security Regulations of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, and Canada

In 2006, new security regulations came into force, governing how much liquid you can carry with you when going through a security check.  These regulations apply to all persons flying to European Union countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, and Canada, even if they only transfer to flights to third countries, in those countries mentioned above.  At security checks, passengers are checked as to whether they are carrying in their carry-on bags, aside from the items prohibited from carriage earlier, any other items and substances which have been prohibited (especially liquids and gels).

Packing Your Carry-on

You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your cabin luggage or on your person.  These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, with a capacity not exceeding one litre.


Liquids include:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, setting foams, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Any other item of a similar consistency

Furthermore, you can take liquids on board for use during the flight, such as liquids for medicinal purposes or due to special dietary requirements, including baby food.  If you are carrying liquids for medicinal purposes or baby food, make sure they do not exceed the quantity required for the flight.  Security staff may ask you to taste the liquid (e.g., baby food) or present a document of its origin (e.g., if carrying insulin, you must show a medical certificate or a prescription in your name).

Carriage of Liquids in Checked Baggage

The new rules only apply to carry on (cabin) baggage.  The carriage of liquids in checked baggage is only subject to general rules.

Shopping at the Airport

Duty Free Sales

You can buy liquids (such as drinks, perfumes, creams) at airport Duty Free shops that are located beyond the passport control, provided you show your boarding pass. Liquids must be placed together with the receipt in sealed transparent bag at the time of purchase.

Liquids can also be purchased and placed in sealed bag on board an aircraft. You do wait with opening the sealed bag until you pass through the security control at the last transfer airport in the European Union.

In case of any question, please, ask your sales agency or contact the Czech Airlines Call Centre at (420) 239 007 007.

What is permitted in the hand bags only?

  • Liquids, creams, lotions packed in transparent sealed bags - max 1 litre (individual containers up to 100ml).
  • Personal medicines, dietary requirements, and baby food for the trip.
  • Liquids, perfumes, and drinks bought in the airport transit area packed in sealed bags.

All other items have to be put in the checked baggage.

If you have questions as to what you can take on board, please contact Czech Airlines or your travel agent.