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Hand baggage

What can you bring into the cabin? From size and weight limits to prohibited items and transporting liquids, find out all you need to know to prepare your hand baggage.

Visas, passports, entry formalities… Get informed before departure.
Certain countries impose restrictions on the liquids, creams, aerosols, gels, etc. that you may transport on board. Air France recommends that you place as many of your liquids as possible in your checked baggage.

How should you transport liquids in the cabin?

If you are traveling to or connecting in one of the 28 countries of the European Union or one of fifty other countries, you can transport liquids in your hand baggage as long as they are:
  • in small quantities (100 ml max. per product),
  • placed in a resealable, clear plastic bag (freezer bag) of a maximum volume of 1 liter. You must seal the bag and all items must fit easily inside. A single plastic bag is permitted per passenger.

Liquids accepted without restrictions

You can bring the following liquids with you:
  • medical substances necessary for your health – please note: airport security agents may ask you to verify the substance (possibly by tasting),
  • specific nutritional substances without which you cannot travel (for lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, etc.),
  • baby food,
  • medicines prescribed by a doctor, accompanied by an official document proving their necessity (prescription, medical certificate in your name, etc.).
Looking to save time at baggage inspection?
Present each item of hand baggage separately:
  • liquids placed in a sealed, clear plastic bag,
  • notebook computer removed from its case,
  • coat or jacket,
  • coins, keys, etc.

Duty-free liquids

  • Are you traveling within the European Union*? You can purchase duty-free liquids at the airport or on board, as long as they remain in a sealed plastic bag and are accompanied by the receipt.
  • Are you departing from a non-European country but connecting in a European airport*? Do not purchase duty-free liquids outside of the European Union or on board, as they will be confiscated by security during your connection.

* Including Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland.