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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The following information is taken from the current edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

Passengers must contact their airline in advance for further information when planning to travel with certain types of dangerous goods as indicated below. These items are forbidden to be carried as:

  • Carry-on baggage
  • Checked (hold) baggage
  • Carried on one's person
Item Details
Camping stoves – gas or flammable liquid fuelled Stoves that have been used or are new and have their fuel attached, are normally not permitted; however, there are some circumstances when stoves hat have been completely purged fully clean of fuel can be carried.
Diving cylinders Above 200 kPa (2 bar or 29 psi) cannot be carried.
Flammable paint Gloss paints are often flammable and must not be carried. Aerosol paints are also forbidden. Most paint manufacturers place information on the tins to indicate whether the product is flammable, toxic or corrosive. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer.
Lighter fuel and lighter refills  
Party poppers Christmas crackers may be carried provided they are in their original retail packaging. Passengers planning to travel with Christmas crackers should check with their airline as some do not allow these items.
Smoke hood with oxygen supply Either gaseous or chemical. Passengers are not permitted to carry smoke hoods which have an internal gaseous or chemical oxygen supply.
'Strike anywhere' matches