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What can I transport?

Lighters, e-cigarettes, and spare lithium batteries are prohibited in the hold: Is it possible to bring them in the cabin? How many aerosols or gas cartridges can I carry in my checked baggage? Review this non-exhaustive list of items that are prohibited and regulated on board our aircraft.

Lithium batteries store energy in most of the electrical and electronic devices we use every day: cell phones, laptops, drones, electronic transportation, etc. To avoid damage during air travel, spare and external lithium batteries are prohibited in the hold but are permitted in the cabin under certain conditions. Find out more WARNING Lithium-powered electrical and electronic devices will not be allowed on our aircraft if damaged, defective, or recalled by the manufacturer.

1 - Aerosol products, toiletries, and medication

Nonflammable aerosol products

Nonflammable non-toxic gases that pose no risk and are for sporting or home use. The aerosol valves must be protected by a lid.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Toiletries and non-radioactive medication (including aerosol products)

Hair spray, deodorant, perfume, cologne, nail polish remover, nail polish, etc. This also applies to medication that contains alcohol.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Please note: The net total of all toiletries, non-radioactive medication, and aerosol products cited above is limited to 2 kg/4.4 lbs. or 2 L/67.6 oz per person. The net quantity of each item must not exceed 0.5 kg/1.1 lb. or 500 ml/16.9 oz. Important: These quantities do not take into account the restrictions regarding the transport of liquids in the cabin. You can purchase these items in the duty-free shops at the airport after the security checkpoint. Please consult Section 12 - Liquids, creams – alcoholic beverages, combustibles, flammable liquids – powdered substances for more information.

Flammable or toxic aerosol products

Domestic, cleaning, or home improvement products such as ink, paint, varnish and enamel of any kind (even water-based), acetone, alcohol, paint thinner, ethanol, gas, lighter fluid.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

2 - Matches, lighters, electronic cigarettes, and their replacement batteries

Safety matches and classic lighters

Safety matches, classic lighters (with liquefied gas, including grill lighters or gas lighters with protective hoods).

  • In the  cabin: Only on your person
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of  1 small box of matches or  1 lighter per person

Other matches and lighters

Strike-anywhere matches, Blue Flame lighters or cigar torch lighters, lighters containing flammable unabsorbed liquid (except liquid gas), lighter fluid, refill cartridges, lighters operating with a lithium battery (metal or ion) not protected against accidental activation.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes of all types (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery system, etc.) Please note: Electronic cigarettes (of any kind) must be kept in their designated cases. It is strictly prohibited to use or charge electronic cigarettes during your flight.

  • In the  cabin: Only on your person and completely switched off
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Replacement batteries for electronic cigarettes

Each replacement battery must be protected against short-circuiting. When possible, it should be placed in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or an protective individual envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with non-conducting tape.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

3 - Electric and electronic devices, batteries and replacement batteries

Devices placed in checked baggage must be switched off. Unintentional activation of these appliances (e.g. by pressing a sensitive start button) must be made impossible by the mandatory removal of the battery. All appliances with heating elements and powered by lithium batteries (e.g. hair curlers or straighteners) are accepted in hand baggage and checked baggage only if the heating elements or batteries are removed. Devices that do not allow for one of these two parts to be removed are prohibited.

Lithium devices and batteries

Lithium batteries can catch fire if they short-circuit, are damaged, poorly designed, or poorly assembled. Lithium batteries and devices that are damaged, defective, or recalled by the manufacturer are prohibited in all aircraft. To avoid any damage, carefully pack or protect your devices and batteries before placing them in your checked baggage. If you are traveling with them in the cabin, please handle with care.

Portable electronic devices < 100 Wh

Devices containing batteries with lithium-metal (not exceeding 2 g/0.07 oz of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion (not exceeding 100 Wh/battery) transported for personal use: watches, video recorders, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, drones...

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval: Not needed for up to 15 devices per person. Prior approval needed if this limit is exceeded*.

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Baggage containing batteries <100 Wh

Baggage equipped with a battery to recharge your personal portable devices or to power an integrated electronic device (baggage scale function, GPS trackers...) Only baggage items with removable batteries are permitted on board. For motorized baggage scooters, please refer to section 9 - Electric transport vehicles other than those meant for people with reduced mobility

  • In the cabin: Yes
  • In the hold: Yes, as long as the battery is removed from the baggage item and kept in the cabin.
  • Prior approval needed: No

Replacement batteries and external battery packs < 100 Wh

Lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 2 g/0.07 oz of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding 100 Wh) for portable electronic devices (watches, video recorders, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, Power Bank external chargers,  drones...).

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval needed: Not needed for up to 20 batteries per person. Prior approval needed if this limit is exceeded*.

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Portable electronic devices between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Portable electronic devices containing lithium-ion batteries (between  100 Wh and 160 Wh,  such as video cameras, laptops, drones...)

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Baggage containing batteries between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Baggage equipped with a battery for recharging portable electronic devices or to power an integrated electronic device (baggage scale function, GPS tracker...). Only baggage items with removable batteries are permitted on board. For motorized baggage scooters, please refer to section 9 - Electric transport  vehicles other than those meant for people with reduced mobility

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes, as long as the battery is removed from the baggage item and kept in the cabin.
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

*  Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Replacement batteries between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Replacement lithium-ion batteries for electronic devices ( between 100 Wh and  160 Wh such as video cameras, laptops, Power Bank external chargers,  drones...)

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum of 2 replacement batteries per person. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Portable electronic devices > 160 Wh, their replacement batteries and external battery packs

Lithium-metal batteries with over  2 g/0.07 oz. of lithium/battery and lithium-ion batteries  exceeding 160 Wh/battery contained in an electronic device or spare batteries such as a power tool, Power Bank external chargers, drones, car batteries... (also consult section 9 - Electric  vehicles not intended for people with reduced mobility)

  • In the cabin: No
  • In the hold: No

Fuel cells

The installation of a replacement cartridge is permitted but the filling of fuel cells is prohibited. The maximum amount of fuel in a fuel cell or a fuel cell cartridge cannot exceed:

  • - 200 ml/6.7 oz. for liquids
  • - 200 g/7 oz. for solids
  • - For liquid gas,  120 ml/4 oz. for fuel cells or cartridges for non-metallic fuel cells, or  200 ml/6.7 oz. for fuel cells or cartridges for metallic fuel cells
  • - For hydrogen in metallic hydrides, the cartridges for fuel cells should have a water capacity that is less than or equal to 120 ml/4 oz.

Devices with fuel cells

Portable electronic devices that use fuel cells such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, and video recorders with  the manufacturer's marking "approved for  carriage in aircraft cabin only".

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Replacement cartridges

Replacement cartridges for fuel cells for portable electronic devices.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of  2 replacement cartridges per person.

Other devices and batteries

Devices with non-spillable batteries

Portable devices that function with non-spillable batteries, also known as "dry-cell batteries" or "liquid gel batteries" which adhere to special provision A67 (charger or battery booster, scales...) Batteries should have a maximum voltage of 12 V and a maximum battery power of 100 Wh. Please note: The energy value of batteries should be visible on the device or on the batteries.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of  2 replacement batteries per person

Other replacement batteries

Alkaline batteries or nickel-metal hydride batteries.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Electric devices that produce extreme heat

High-intensity torches (dive torches), soldering irons... In order to avoid any risk of fire, the battery and heat-producing element should be separated. The battery must be protected against short-circuiting. It should be placed in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or an individual protective envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with adhesive tape.

All appliances with heating elements and powered by lithium batteries (e.g. hair curlers or straighteners) are accepted in cabin and the hold only if heating elements or batteries are removed. Devices that do not allow for the disassembly of one of these two parts are prohibited.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

4 - Electric and electronic medical devices, batteries and replacement batteries

Devices placed in checked baggage must be switched off. It should be impossible to switch the device on again by accident. Each replacement battery must be protected against short-circuiting. When possible, it must be placed in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or an individual protective envelope. If not, the electrodes must be isolated with adhesive non-conducting tape.

Lithium devices and batteries

Lithium batteries can catch fire if they short-circuit, are damaged, poorly designed, or poorly assembled. Lithium batteries and devices that are damaged, defective, or recalled by the manufacturer are prohibited in all aircraft. To avoid any damage, carefully pack or protect your devices and batteries before placing them in your checked baggage. If you are traveling with them in the cabin, please handle with care.

Portable electronic devices < 100 Wh

Portable electronic medical devices containing batteries or lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 2 g/0.07 oz. of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion (not exceeding 100 Wh/battery): portable oxygen concentrators (POC) transported for medical use.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Replacement batteries < 100 Wh

Lithium-metal replacement batteries (not exceeding 2  g/0.07 oz. of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion batteries (not exceeding  100 Wh/battery) for portable electronic medical devices:  portable oxygen concentrators (POC).

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Portable electronic devices between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Portable electronic devices containing batteries or lithium-metal batteries (not exceeding 8 g/0.2 oz. of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion (over 100 Wh/battery but not exceeding 160 Wh/battery) transported for medical use: automated external defribillators (AED), nebulizers, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilators such as anti-sleep apnea or anti-snoring devices.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Replacement batteries between 100 Wh and 160 Wh

Lithium-metal replacement batteries (not exceeding 8 g/0.2 oz. of lithium/battery) or lithium-ion batteries (over 100 Wh/battery, but not exceeding 160 Wh/battery) for  portable electronic medical devices (AED, CPAP, nebulizers...)

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum of 2 replacement batteries per person. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Portable electronic devices > 160 Wh and their replacement batteries

Lithium-metal batteries containing over 8  g/ 0.2 oz. of lithium/battery and lithium-ion batteries whose power exceeds  160 Wh/battery contained in a device or its spare battery (consult section 10 - Wheelchairs and other electric vehicles for people with reduced mobility).

  • In the cabin: No
  • In the hold: No

Other devices and batteries

Devices with non-spillable batteries

Portable electronic devices that function with non-spillable batteries, also known as "dry-cell batteries" or "liquid gel batteries" which adhere to special provision A67. Batteries should have a maximum voltage of 12 V and a maximum battery power of 100 Wh/battery. Please note: The energy value of batteries should be visible on the device or on the batteries.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of  2 replacement batteries per person

5 - Devices and medical items other than those using standard or rechargeable batteries

All necessary measures must be taken for the protection of devices containing gas. Devices equipped with gas tanks must be prevented from being switched on unintentionally by all possible means.

Oxygen or breathing gas

Oxygen or breathing gas tanks, or devices containing these tanks, for medical use. Please note: The use of personal oxygen or breathing gas tanks is prohibited on board.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum authorized gross weight by tank: 5 kg/11 lbs. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Liquid oxygen

Devices containing liquid oxygen tanks for medical use.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Radioactive medical devices or products

Pacemakers or equivalent devices with radioactive isotopes (including those using lithium batteries) implanted in the body or attached to its exterior

  • In the  cabin: Only on your person
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Gas cartridges for prosthetic devices

Small, nonflammable, non-toxic gas cartridges for mechanical prosthetic devices carried by the passenger as well as replacement cartridges of an equivalent size in the necessary quantity for the duration of the trip.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Mercury thermometers

Medical or clinical thermometers that contain mercury and are for personal use, when placed in their protective cases.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of  1 thermometer per person.

6 - Weapons and ammunition

Electric weapons

Electric weapons containing dangerous components such as explosives, compressed gas, lithium batteries: batons or stun guns (like Tasers)... These are forbidden on your person, in your hand baggage, and in your checked baggage.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Firearms and ammunition

Weapons intended for sport or hunting are permitted as long as you are able to present the required licenses and permits, and only after having booked their transport. Ammunition (cartridges for smaller caliber weapons) should be  securely packed (divisions 1.4s, UN0012 or UN0014 only), should not exceed the gross weight  of 5 kg/11 lbs. per person, and are for the use of this person, excluding cartridges or incendiary projectiles.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Multiple passengers cannot put their ammunition in a single package.

Find out more about transporting firearms and ammunition

Other ranged weapons

Ranged weapons not classified as firearms.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Weapons and sharp objects

Weapons and objects that can cause injuries.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Blunt objects

Weapons and objects that can cause injuries.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

7 - Devices for scientific use or other purposes

Air quality

Infiltration devices used to calibrate air quality control apparatuses.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Security cases

Security cases, boxes, purses, or bags intended to transport liquid silver and security equipment, containing dangerous items such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Mercury barometers or thermometers

Mercury barometers or thermometers transported by a representative of a government meteorology office or a similar official organization.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: No
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

8 - Explosives, fireworks, and firecrackers

Pyrotechnic items

These items are prohibited.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

9 - Electric transport vehicles other than those for people with reduced mobility

Electric bicycles

Electric bicycles meant for leisure purposes that function with lithium batteries (no matter the battery power in Wh) or  with installed batteries.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Electric bicycles without batteries

You may travel with an electric bicycle as long as the battery has been removed. It will be treated like a regular bike.

Individual transport vehicles for leisure purposes

Lithium battery-operated segways, hoverboards, self-balancing hoverboards, oxboards, electric skateboards, waveboards, motorized baggage, scooters... (regardless of the battery power in Wh and  even if the battery has been disconnected or removed).

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

10 - Wheelchairs and other electric transport vehicles for people with reduced mobility

Please consult the section on Passengers with disabilities

11- Gas and liquid nitrogen in devices, tanks or cartridges, balloons

All necessary measures must be taken to protect devices containing gas in order to avoid damage or their contents leaking. The unintentional activation of devices equipped with gas tanks or cartridges placed in hand baggage or checked baggage must be prevented by any possible means.

Compressed air

Compressed air cylinders, for example those used for scuba diving, unemptied (compressed at more than 200 kPa  or 2.0  bars).

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Liquid nitrogen

Insulated packaging or cryogenic containers containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (like Dry Shipper) fully absorbed in porous material, only holding harmless product and maintained at a low temperature. Please note: The maximum gross weight of the packaging must not exceed 10 kg/22 lbs.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Balloons

All deflated balloons are accepted in the cabin and in the hold.

Helium-filled balloons

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Inflated sports balls

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes

Gas cartridges (small size)

Different types of equipment operating with cartridges (small size) of nonflammable and non-toxic gas like carbon dioxide (CO2) or another type of gas: culinary and soda siphons, air guns...

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum of 4 small cartridges per person. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Defense equipment with gas

Defense equipment containing pepper spray, a physically irritating or incapacitating substance (tear gas...)

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Avalanche airbags

Avalanche airbags containing a cartridge of nonflammable and non-toxic compressed gas.

  • In the  cabin:  Yes (consult the specific regulations for the United States below)
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum of 1 airbag permitted per person. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Specific regulations for the United States

The transport of an avalanche rescue kit that contains an explosive (1.4S) in the activation mechanism is not permitted from, to, through, and in the United States.

Self-inflating safety equipment

Individual self-inflating safety equipment that uses cartridges (small size) of nonflammable and non-toxic gas like carbon dioxide (CO2) or another type of gas: safety vests or rafts, protective jackets for motorcycle and horseback riding. The equipment must be packed in such a way that it cannot be accidentally activated.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

Maximum of 2 pieces of equipment with no more than 2 cartridges included and no more than 2 replacement cartridges per person. * Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Hydrocarbon gas

Curling irons containing hydrocarbon gas, provided that the safety lid is solidly attached to the heating component. Please note: The use and transport of gas refills for iron is prohibited on board.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Maximum of 1 item per person

Flammable gas

Cartridges or tanks of flammable gas, new or used, pierced or not pierced, or with a closure system, used for the operation of gas camping stoves, blowtorches (kitchen or home improvement), tools, camping fuel.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Dry ice

Dry ice is permitted in quantities that do not exceed 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs. per person when it is used to refrigerate perishable goods that are not subject to the Regulations for Dangerous Goods for checked or hand baggage. The packaging should allow the carbon dioxide to escape, bear the label " Dry Ice ", and indicate the net weight of the dry ice.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

12 - Liquids, creams – alcoholic beverages, combustibles, flammable liquids – powdered substances

Alcoholic beverages

Homemade alcoholic beverages and beverages exceeding 70% alcohol content by volume are not permitted. All alcoholic beverages approved for transport must be contained in properly sealed retail packaging. Please note: For beverages with an alcohol content between 24% and 70%, the maximum amount authorized for transport is 5 L/1.3 gal. per container per person.

  • In the  cabin: No 
  • In the  hold: Yes (a maximum of 5 L/1.3 gal. per person, for alcoholic beverages between 24% and 70% alcohol by volume)
  • Prior approval  needed: No

* except for alcoholic beverages purchased in duty-free stores at the airport after the security check and placed in a sealed bag

Household, cleaning, and home improvement products

Ink, paint, varnish and enamel of any sort (even water-based) no matter the packaging (aerosol, container, spray, cartridge, jar, tube...), acetone, alcohol, paint thinner, ethanol, gas, lighter fluid, diesel, pesticides, pool products, solvents, turpentine...

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Empty containers of flammable combustible liquid

Camping stoves and jerrycans of fuel (or any other container) that has contained a combustible flammable liquid.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from  Air France or your travel agency.

Samples of flammable liquid

Non-infectious samples wrapped with small quantities of flammable liquids.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Liquids, pastes, gels, creams

Liquids, creams and pastes in small quantities are allowed in the cabin in containers of 100 ml/3.3 oz. maximum each. They must be placed in one clear plastic bag with a maximum volume of 1 L/33.8 oz. One single bag is permitted per person. Exceptions The following products, if they are necessary during your flight, are allowed without restrictions:

  • Baby food
  • Medication with a prescription or a statement from your doctor
  • Food for a specific dietary regimen
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Powdered substances

Powdered substances include: flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk, cosmetics, sand, medication in powder form, baby food, etc.

  • In the   cabin:  Yes (consult the specific regulations for the United States below)
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

Specific regulations for the United States

For flights to the United States, transporting more than 350 ml/12 oz. of powdered substance in the cabin is prohibited. Powder in greater quantities must be transported in checked baggage. Exceptions: Medically prescribed powders, baby food, and powders purchased in duty-free placed in a sealed security tamper-evident bag (STEB).

13- Engines, large engines, and spare parts for vehicles

Non-electric engines

Thermal engines, even new, with internal combustion or fuel cells.

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Spare parts for vehicles

Spare parts, even new, for vehicles with 2, 3, or 4 wheels, likely to contain dangerous chemical products: shock absorber of all kinds, batteries of all kinds for vehicles, airbags...

  • In the  cabin: No
  • In the  hold: No

Please   note: For the items cited above, Air France applies a more restrictive policy than provided for in international regulations.

Electric engines

Electric engines that are mains powered.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

14 - Protected animals and plants

The illegal trade and transport of endangered animals or plants, or products derived from these protected species, is a growing threat to biodiversity. The following is strictly forbidden:

  • The transport of hunting trophies (even if legally obtained) in the hold, cabin, or cargo for all flights
  • The import of plants or protected*animal species, whether they be live animals or animal parts

Do not put yourself in an illegal situation and join us: Check the legality of the products you carry in the hold or cabin. *The list of protected species is defined by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)

Confirm the legality of the products you are transporting on the CITES website

Visit the IATA website to learn more about the fight against the trafficking of protected species (in English)

15 – Parachutes

Approved parachutes

Only parachute models equipped with a release system that has been approved by the French "Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile" (DGAC) are authorized on Air France flights. Other models are not authorized on our aircraft.

  • In the  cabin: Yes
  • In the  hold: Yes
  • Prior approval  needed: No

16 - Living organs

Living human organs

Living human organs to be used for transplants and compatibility tests, human cells cultures, and embryos. They must be transported in an insulated bag or specially designed packaging (bags, suitcases) fitted with ICE or lithium batteries.

  • In the cabin: Yes
  • In the hold: Yes
  • Prior approval needed: Yes*

* Authorization must be requested from Air France or your travel agency.

Please  note: You must provide the following documents at the airport.

  • - A task order of the passenger transporting the living organs
  • - A message* provided by the hospital department which has requested transport of the organ(s), excluding embryos
  • - A certificate of insemination, for embryos only

*  This message must be sent by fax, telex, or email to the relevant airport authorities (police, customs, military police, etc.)

Human blood

Blood samples transported for laboratory analysis.

  • In the cabin: No
  • In the hold: No