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Prohibited and regulated goods

Certain countries impose restrictions on the liquids that you may transport on board (creams, aerosols, gels, etc.). Air France recommends that you place as many of your liquids as possible in your checked baggage.
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Transporting liquids in the cabin

You can transport liquids in your hand baggage as long as they are:
  • in small quantities (100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz. max. per product),
  • placed in a clear, sealed plastic bag (i.e. freezer bag) up to 1 liter / 34 fl. oz. in size. The bag must be sealed and all items must fit easily inside. A single plastic bag is permitted per passenger.
This rule applies for departing and connecting flights in any of the 28 European Union countries or 50 other countries.

Liquids accepted with no restrictions

You can transport the following liquids with you:
  • Medical substances necessary for your health – please note: airport security agents may ask you to verify the nature of the substance (possibly by tasting)
  • Specific nutritional substances needed for travel (for lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, etc.)
  • Medicines prescribed by a doctor, accompanied by official proof of their necessity (prescription, medical certificate in your name, etc.)
  • Baby food
Save time at baggage inspection
Present each of the following items separately:
  • Liquids placed in a clear, sealed plastic bag
  • Laptop removed from its case
  • Coat or jacket
  • Coins, keys, etc.

Duty-free liquids

Flight with no connections

You can purchase duty-free liquids in any airport or on board, as long as they remain in a sealed plastic bag. You must keep the receipt and make sure it is clearly displayed inside the sealed bag. The receipt must list the airport or airline company through which your purchase was made.

Flight with connections

  • Connecting flight in a country within the European Union*
    On board your connecting flight departing from the European Union, you may transport duty-free liquids purchased at your departure airport or on board, as long as they remain in a sealed plastic bag. You must keep the receipt and make sure it is clearly displayed in the sealed bag. The receipt must list the airport or airline company through which your purchase was made.
  • Connecting flight in a country outside the European Union*
    You must check the current regulations concerning the transport of liquids in the cabin that are applicable to the country in which you have a connecting flight. If permitted by local regulations, Air France may accept in the cabin duty-free liquids purchased during your connection, as long as they remain in a sealed plastic bag. You must keep the receipt and make sure it is clearly displayed in the sealed bag. The receipt must list the airport or airline company through which your purchase was made.

* Including Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

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