Liquid medicine, baby food and special diet food that you need on your journey must also be shown at the security checkpoint, but you do not need to place it in a resealable plastic bag.
These regulations do not apply to liquids that are packed in your checked baggage. Be sure to pack the liquids well. If there is any damage because a bottle breaks in your baggage, you will not be compensated.
Containers with liquids must be placed in a transparent one-litre resealable plastic bag. Each container may hold up to 100 millilitres. You may take as many containers with you as there is room for in the plastic bag, and you must be able to close the bag. Examples of containers are bottles, jars and tubes.
Remove the bag with liquids from your hand baggage and place it so that it is clearly visible in a tray on the conveyor belt at the security checkpoint.
Remove or tie any straps, strings or belts on your baggage before you check in to reduce the risk of them getting caught during the sorting process. Hard-sided baggage should not have any extra straps around it because they can slide off, and get caught during transportation.
You may take as much nonprescription medication (lens cleaner fluid, cough medicine, nose spray etc.) as you require during the actual flight. But you can take with you the entire amount of nonprescription medication that you need during your trip away if you are unsure if the product can be purchased at the destination, or alternatively if it only exists in larger packages.
If you are travelling from Sweden to countries outside of the EU/EES zone, you should contact the destination's embassy for information about which regulations apply for bringing in narcotic medication. You must be able to prove that the medication carried with you is intended for private and medical purposes only, with for example a doctor's certificate in a suitable language. You can also contact the airline with which you are travelling to find out what applies.
Certification is required to bring in narcotic medication.
When bringing narcotic medication for own private use into EU/EES countries, you must be able to show a certificate that proves your right to take the medication with you. This applies regardless of whether you have the medication in your hand baggage or checked baggage. Narcotic medication includes many sleeping pills, tranquilizers and strong painkillers. Contact your chemist to get a so-called Schengen certificate issued.
Contact a chemist or the Swedish Medical Products Agency if you unsure whether your medication is classified as a narcotic in Sweden. Narcotic classifications can differ between countries. LIkewise, the regulations that exist for bringing in these medications can vary from country to country. Contact the country's embassy for further information.
You can purchase liquids in shops after the security checkpoint and take them in your hand baggage on your journey. Make sure that the shop seals the bag so that it is possible to ensure that no additional containers have been placed in the bag after your purchase.
Also be especially careful about the bag when changing planes at another airport within the EU: liquids purchased in a tax-free shop at the airport may be taken with you, together with the receipt, as long as the liquids are sealed in a special bag after they have been purchased. Do not open the bag before you have reached your final destination.
Purchasing tax-free items should not be a problem when you transfer in another EU country and take your purchases on your journey to the US if you are not changing planes in the US. Check with your airline just to be sure that stricter regulations do not apply in that EU country.
Special baggage is, for example, children’s strollers or pushchairs, golf bags, bicycles or skis, but can also be backpacks with loose straps and bags that are either too big or too small. Contact your airline or charter operator for exact measurements and rules. You may also need to pre-book your special baggage 24 hours before departure – check what your airline company recommends for your trip. If you have special baggage, you must first go to the airline's regular check-in counters. There you will receive a label and instructions on where to hand in your special baggage.
If you are flying with special baggage, you need to drop it off at a special drop-off point. These are located adjacent to the check-in area where the sign “Special baggage” is displayed.
What to do:
Check in first as usual, either using an automated check-in machine or at a counter, and attach the bag tags to all your baggage – even your special baggage.
Drop off your other baggage at a check-in counter. If you are travelling with special baggage, it is most practical to drop off your other baggage at a check-in counter since the skis must be weighed at a counter before you drop them off at special baggage.
Drop off your special baggage at the designated drop-off point for special baggage. These points are staffed by employees who will also do an x-ray screening of your special baggage.
When you return home, you pick up your special baggage at the specially designated pick-up spot for special baggage adjacent to the baggage carousel where your other baggage is arriving.
Yes, but you should always notify a staff member in check-in if you're travelling with an avalanche backpack. For security reasons, only a limited number of gas cartidges are allowed on the flight. You could be asked to leave your gas cartridge behind.
With Bagdrop, you check in your baggage yourself quickly and easily. Check with your airline if they offer bag drop and how far in advance you can leave your luggage.
Place your bag on the conveyor belt (one bag at a time).
Follow the instructions on the screen. Start to scan your baggage tag.
Wait until you see that the bag is carried along on the conveyor belt.
Once check-in is complete you get a confirmation on the screen.
Now you are ready for the security check.
Special baggage, such as golf equipment or a pram (baby carriage), cannot be checked in at Bagdrop. You should instead go to a staffed check-in counter.
Self-service step by step
Enter your airline company and booking reference. Follow the instructions.
Your boarding card and baggage tag(s) are printed once you’re done.
Remove the baggage receipt and save it. Attach a baggage tag to all bags.