Tips for air travel

You have to comply with restrictions for carrying cabin baggage on flights

Carrying baggage

All passengers and their cabin baggage and hold baggage must be screened before entry into security-sensitive and airside areas of the airport. Screenings will be carried out at designated points by hand search or through technical means and/or a combination of those methods.
The primary aim of screenings is to identify and prevent:
  • the introduction of prohibited articles into the security restricted (airside) area and (later) on board an aircraft, and
  • potential acts of unlawful interference (e.g. seizure of aircraft, sabotage or an explosives attack).
You can check which articles are not allowed to be carried on board an aircraft on the List of Prohibited Items drawn up by the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency. Check with your carrier or agent from whom you bought your passenger ticket if you are not sure whether or not certain articles/substances are allowed for transport.
Screening of passengers can also be carried out separately. The possibility of separate screening may be used by passengers with reduced mobility, passengers with medical prostheses and passengers with pacemakers.

Devices used for screening do not cause damage to electronic devices (laptops, camcorders, iPod devices, etc.) or camera film.

Liquids, dangerous substances and prohibited articles

For safety reasons, a set of special rules is laid down and applied in practice in relation to the transport of liquids in passengers’ cabin baggage.

Liquids will not be transported in cabin baggage, unless the individual containers/packagings have a capacity not greater than 100 ml or 100 g and are stored in a transparent resealable plastic bag. The maximum capacity of the plastic bag will not exceed 1 l.
 
Transparent plastic toiletry bags can also be used for packing liquids in cabin baggage. The contents of the plastic bag will be appropriately packed (visible), and the bag closed.

Liquids include: gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures, toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, syrups, perfume, contents of pressurised containers, such as shaving foam, deodorants and other similar items.

Exemptions for transport of liquids in cabin baggage

Naturally, because of real needs and for the purpose of facilitating travel for vulnerable groups of passengers, certain exemptions are applied as follows:
  • liquids to be used during the flight for medical purposes or a special dietary requirement, including baby food. If requested by a staff member, the passenger will provide proof of authenticity of the exempted liquid
  • liquids purchased in shops located airside, after control of boarding passes, and before screening of passengers, if the shops are subject to security controls
  • liquids purchased in shops, after screening of passengers, if the shops are subject to security controls
  • liquids purchased at the airport of an EU Member State, transferring at airports in the Republic of Croatia, provided that the purchased liquid is stored in a sealed transparent plastic bag and that it is clearly indicated that the liquid was purchased on the same day and at the same airport from which the passenger is travelling
  • liquids purchased on board a Croatian or an EU Member State aircraft, transferring at airports in the Republic of Croatia, provided that the purchased liquid is stored in a sealed transparent plastic bag and that it is clearly indicated that the liquid was purchased on board the aircraft on the same day.

Useful recommendations

Passengers can also significantly contribute to a faster and easier screening. How?
  1. Prepare for your trip in time and find out which articles/substances are prohibited for transport.
  2. Only pack, in your cabin and/or hold baggage, those articles/substances that are in compliance with the List of Prohibited Items and rules on liquids and dangerous goods – in order not to risk a potential ban or seizure.
  3. Liquids transported in cabin baggage (in containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml) have to be packed in a plastic bag as prescribed.
  4. Make sure to get to the airport on time in order to avoid potential delays and stress during the departure procedure.
  5. If you are carrying firearms, report it to the check-in personnel.
  6. When preparing for the screening of passengers and cabin baggage, store metal jewellery, watches, coins and similar items that you are carnying on your person or in your pockets in the cabin baggage in order not to misplace or forget them, or place them in the plastic tray used for items screened by x-ray devices.
  7. When preparing for screening of passengers and cabin baggage, remove the liquids from the cabin baggage.
  8. When preparing for the screening of passengers and cabin baggage, remove laptops and other larger electronic devices (such as game consoles, digital cameras and camcorders) from the cabin baggage and place them in the plastic tray for separate screening.
  9. Take off your coat and/or jacket and place them in the plastic tray so that they can be screened as separate cabin baggage items.
  10. If requested by screening staff, be prepared to remove your belt and/or take off your shoes and to place them in the plastic tray so that they can be screened as separate cabin baggage items.
  11. Follow other instructions given by screening staff.