Frequently asked questions
Topic: Sporting equipment and special luggage, Damaged and lost luggage, Hand luggage, Luggage & hand luggage, Luggage – luggage dimensions, oversized luggage, safety regulations
What regulations apply for carrying liquids in hand luggage at Eurowings?
In addition to all other hand luggage regulations, the following regulations regarding carrying liquids on aeroplanes apply for all departures within the EU and in several other countries, including Switzerland, Russia, Iceland, Croatia, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Norway:
- All liquids (such as cosmetics and toiletries, gels, pastes, creams, lotions, mixtures of liquids and solids, perfumes, pressurised containers, cans or water bottles) and wax and gel-like products may only be carried on board in containers holding up to 100 ml or 100 g.
- These liquids and products must be packed in a transparent, resealable and fully closed plastic bag (max. capacity 1 l). No such plastic bags are available at our check-in area so travellers must ensure they obtain one in advance, for example a freezer bag from the supermarket.
- Prescribed medication and baby food may also be carried in hand luggage if the traveller can prove that they will be required during the flight.
Store all liquids and gels that you will not require during your flight in your checked luggage to ensure a quicker boarding process.
Liquids from Travel Value or duty-free shops
You may purchase liquids, gels and cream products in containers greater than 100 ml tax-free at airport shops and on board if they are sealed in a security tamper evident bag (STEB) along with the receipt at the time of purchase. If purchasing items on board, please ask the flight crew to seal them for you. Please note that due to high demand there may no longer be any more STEBs on board. You may take these items onto your connecting flight in your hand luggage if the seal is left intact and the receipt is in the bag. This applies to all departures from and via EU airports, including Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. We strongly recommend getting informed about the regulations specific to the destination or transit country prior to the flight.
We assume no liability for products that are opened or confiscated during transit or when exiting the plane.
Find out more on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Products and bags that do not comply with requirements or are not closed with a rubber band or similar must be handed over to security. Eurowings accepts no liability for any belongings brought along by passengers which must be handed over to security.
The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) has amended the security regulations for flights to the USA from 30 June 2018. In addition to the existing restrictions on liquids (1 litre in total, no more than 100 ml per single container), the list of banned items has been expanded to include powders or powder-like substances. Passengers are generally no longer permitted to carry powder or powder-like substances with a total volume of more than 350 ml in their hand luggage. Powder or powder-like substances less than 350 ml in volume may also be prohibited from hand luggage if, for example, there are any doubts about the identity of the substance. For this reason, Eurowings recommends that all passengers travelling to the USA either refrain from taking powder or powder-like substances, or pack these in their checked-in luggage. There are also special local regulations at domestic airports in the USA. You should make local enquiries about these. Please also note that changes may occur, even at short notice. Please visit the TSA’s homepage for up-to-date information for the USA and special provisions for duty-free products.
Please note that there are increased security checks for all departures to the USA and you should therefore expect longer waiting times at the airport. We recommend that you arrive early at the airport. Transit passengers are kindly requested to proceed quickly to their connecting gate for their onward flight to the USA. All electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, notebooks, etc.) will have to go through a security check, but can still be taken into the cabin. Electronic devices that are in a protective case or sealed in plastic must be taken out of the protective cover or plastic during the screening process.