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Baggage on board

Travel with checked baggage on TAP

Travel with everything you need on TAP. Find out what checked baggage is included in your fare, the maximum sizes and weights of the checked baggage, and how to buy extra baggage for your trip.
Flights from/to West Africa
Flights from/to Abidjan, Accra, Bissau, Dakar, Praia, São Vicente and São Tomé have restrictions on the amount of extra baggage allowance you can buy.
Alcohol-based hand disinfectant
Passengers can carry alcohol-based hand disinfectant in the cabin or the hold up to the maximum limit.

What you can put in the hold with your fare

The number of items you can carry free of charge in the hold on TAP flights depends on your fare and destination:
Flights between Mainland Portugal and the Islands Flights between Europe and Marocco Intercontinental flights
Top executive1 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each 3 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Executive1 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Plus1 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 3 items up to 23kg / 50lb each
Classic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each
Basic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Discount -
1If you are flying on MilesOnly or Miles&Cash tickets you can take only one bag with you up to 23kg / 50lb in tap|plus, or 2 bags up to 32kg / 70lb each in tap|top executive and tap|executive.

Maximum sizes and weights for checked baggage

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158cm / 62in

Maximum size for checked bags: height + length+ width for all routes.

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23kg / 50Ibs

Maximum weight for checked bags in Economy Class for all routes.

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32kg / 70lbs

Maximum weight for checked bags in Executive Class for all routes. Bags over this weight will be carried as cargo.

Baby and children’s baggage allowed in the hold

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Babies under 2 years old

If you are travelling with a baby up to 2 years old, you can additionally put in the hold:

  • Baggage weighing up to 10 kg (except in tap|discount).
  • 1 fully foldable pram or 1 basket or 1 child’s seat, if you are travelling on the tap|discount fare.
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Children aged 2 to 11

The checked baggage allowance for children is the same as an adult, which depends on the fare, route and status.

Is it tap|discount or do you need extra checked baggage?

If the baggage allowance on your fare is not enough for what you need to carry, you can buy extra hold allowance. Please check the amounts payable before or after your online check-in opens:
  Only for tap|discount - 1st piece up to 23kg / 50lbs 2nd piece up to 23kg / 50lbs Starting on the 3rd piece, up to 23kg / 50lbs 
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 30EUR / 40USD / 50CAD   55EUR / 65USD / 85CAD  75EUR / 85USD / 115CAD 
6.000 miles
11.000 miles 15.000 miles
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy  35EUR / 45USD / 58CAD   60EUR / 75USD / 95CAD  80EUR / 95USD / 125CAD 
7.000 miles
12.000 miles
16.000 miles
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden  45EUR / 55USD / 72CAD   65EUR / 80USD / 100CAD   85EUR / 100USD / 130CAD 
9.000 miles
13.000 miles
17.000 miles
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season2  100EUR / 115USD / 150CAD   115EUR / 135USD / 176CAD   150EUR / 170USD / 225CAD 
20.000 miles
23.000 miles  30.000 miles
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season3  70EUR / 85USD / 110CAD   85EUR / 100USD / 130CAD   120EUR / 135USD / 180CAD 
14.000 miles
17.000 miles
24.000 miles
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1 100EUR / 115USD / 150CAD   130EUR / 150USD / 195CAD   160EUR / 180USD / 240CAD 
20.000 miles
26.000 miles
32.000 miles
Flights between Israel and Europe1 70EUR / 85USD / 110CAD   85EUR / 100USD / 130CAD   120EUR / 135USD / 180CAD  
14.000 miles
17.000 miles
24.000 miles
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 75EUR / 85USD / 115CAD   100EUR / 115USD / 150CAD   140EUR / 160USD / 210CAD 
15.000 miles
20.000 miles
28.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World  135EUR / 155USD / 200CAD   150EUR / 170USD/ 225CAD  200EUR / 225USD / 300CAD 
27.000 miles
30.000 miles
40.000 miles
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season2  165EUR / 185USD / 245CAD   180EUR / 205USD / 270CAD   230EUR / 262USD / 350CAD 
33.000 miles
36.000 miles 46.000 miles
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season3  135EUR / 155USD / 200CAD   150EUR / 170USD / 225CAD   200EUR / 225USD / 300CAD 
27.000 miles
30.000 miles
40.000 miles

The "pre-purchase" rate is applicable until online check-in opens. If you bring a further piece of luggage to the airport, other fees are applicable.

1Including Morocco.
2Travel to Africa between: March 28, 2020 to April 12, 2020, June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021. Travel from Africa between: April 13, 2020 to April 20, 2020, June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
3Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
  Only for tap|discount - 1st piece up to 23kg / 50lbs 2nd piece up to 23kg / 50lbs Starting on the 3rd piece, up to 23kg / 50lbs 
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 45EUR / 55USD / 72CAD 65EUR / 80USD / 100CAD 85EUR / 100USD / 130CAD
9.000 miles 13.000 miles
17.000 miles
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy  50EUR / 60USD / 80CAD 70EUR / 85USD / 110CAD 90EUR / 105USD / 135CAD

10.000 miles

14.000 miles
18.000 miles
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden  55EUR / 65USD / 85CAD 75EUR / 85USD / 115CAD 95EUR / 110USD / 145CAD 
11.000 miles
15.000 miles
19.000 miles
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season2  120EUR / 140USD / 180CAD 130EUR / 150USD / 195CAD 180EUR / 205 USD / 270CAD 
24.000 miles
26.000 miles  36.000 miles
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season3  90EUR / 105USD / 135CAD 100EUR / 115USD / 150CAD 150EUR / 170USD / 225CAD 
18.000 miles
20.000 miles
30.000 miles 
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1 120EUR / 140USD / 180CAD 150EUR / 170USD / 225CAD 180EUR / 205USD / 270CAD
24.000 miles
30.000 miles
36.000 miles
Flights between Israel and Europe1 90EUR / 105USD / 135CAD 100EUR / 115USD / 150CAD 150EUR / 170USD / 225CAD
18.000 miles
20.000 miles
30.000 miles
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 95EUR / 110USD / 145CAD 120EUR/ 140USD / 180CAD 180EUR / 205USD / 270CAD
19.000 miles
24.000 miles
36.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World  155EUR / 175USD / 230CAD 165EUR / 185USD/ 245CAD 240EUR / 270USD / 355CAD
31.000 miles
33.000 miles
48.000 miles
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season2  185EUR / 212USD / 282CAD 195EUR / 222USD / 296CAD 270EUR / 310USD / 415CAD 
37.000 miles
39.000 miles
54.000 miles
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season3  155EUR / 175USD / 230CAD 165EUR / 185USD / 245CAD 240EUR / 270USD / 355CAD 
31.000 miles
33.000 miles
48.000 miles

The "pre-purchase" rate is applicable until online check-in opens. If you bring a further piece of luggage to the airport, other fees are applicable.
1Including Morocco.
2Travel to Africa between: June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 19, 2021 to April 04, 2021. Travel from Africa between: June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021, April 05, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
3Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
Buy extra baggage allowance!
    Book 1 extra bag up to 23kg / 50lb and 158cm / 62in, from:
    • €24 / $32 / 40 CAD for the 1st checked bag on tap|discount fares.
    • €49 / $61 / 77 CAD for extra checked bag on other fares. 
  1. These services are only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express.
  2. The amount is non-refundable.
  3. Subject to availability.

Your status and card give you extra baggage allowance

Unique advantages for Premium Clients!
If you have TAP Miles&Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold status, or a TAP Platinum Visa Card, you can take an extra bag:
TAP Miles&Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold
+ 1 bag up to 23kg / 50lb in Economy Class
TAP Miles&Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold
+ 1 bag of up to 32 kg / 70Ib in Business Class
TAP Platinum Visa
+ 1 bag up to 23kg / 50lb in Economy Class
Check the excess weight and/or size charges for this kind of baggage.

Take care packing your bags

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  • Identification: Put your name and address on your bag. Always check the identification when you check it in and collect it.
  • Lock: Always lock your bag. Do not overfill the bag so it can be properly locked and not tear.
  • Protection: Do not carry any items for other people without knowing what they are. You are liable for everything you carry.
 
 Know what to do if your baggage gets lost or damaged.

Does special baggage have to be put in the hold?

You can carry special baggage, such as dangerous or out-size items, on TAP flights. Check the kinds of baggage that are allowed in the hold:
  • Illustration of a surfboard, colored in shades of green and red border.
    Sports equipment Take golf, ski, surf, diving and other equipment with you. Check the conditions and amounts for each sport.
  • Illustration of a guitar, colored in shades of green with red details.
    Musical instruments Take your musical instrument (up to 45 kg) as checked baggage. See all the checked baggage conditions.
  • Illustration with of 3 elements in the foreground - an open case, within which there is a plastic bottle with the danger symbol on the label, and a large battery next to it.
    Dangerous items See what items are considered dangerous and are subject to restrictions and how you can carry them on TAP.


Charges for excess checked baggage

Within the number of pieces included in the ticket Excess weight - from 23kg / 50lbs to 32kg / 70lbs Excess size - bigger than 158 cm Excess weight and size - from 23kg / 50lbs to 32kg /  70lbs and bigger than 158 cm
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 40EUR2 55EUR2 95EUR2
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy 45EUR2 60EUR2 105EUR2
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden 50EUR2 65EUR2 115EUR2
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season3    110EUR / 125 USD / 170CAD   130EUR / 150 USD / 195CAD    240EUR / 275USD / 365CAD 
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season4    90EUR / 105USD / 135CAD   110EUR / 125USD / 170CAD   200EUR / 230USD / 305CAD  
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1  110EUR / 125USD / 170CAD   130EUR / 150USD / 195CAD    240EUR / 275USD /365CAD 
Flights between Israel and Europe1  90EUR / 105USD / 135CAD    110EUR / 125USD / 170CAD 200EUR / 230USD / 305CAD  
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 110EUR / 125USD / 170CAD   130EUR / 150USD / 195CAD   240EUR / 275USD / 366CAD  
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World   140EUR / 160USD / 210CAD    160EUR / 180USD / 240CAD    300EUR / 340USD / 450CAD 
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season3  140EUR / 160USD / 210CAD     160EUR / 180USD / 240CAD   300EUR / 340USD / 450CAD  
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season4  110EUR / 125USD / 170CAD    130EUR / 150USD / 195CAD 240 EUR / 275USD / 366CAD  
1Including Morocco. 
2All products TAP except tap|discount.
3Travel to Africa between: June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 19, 2021 to April 04, 2021. Travel from Africa between: June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021, April 05, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
4Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
  tap|discount only on 1st piece of baggage All TAP products and 2nd piece of baggage tap|discount
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 85 EUR  125 EUR
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy  95 EUR  135 EUR
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden  105 EUR  145 EUR 
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season2  230EUR / 265USD / 350CAD    290EUR / 330USD / 440CAD   
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season3  180EUR / 210USD / 270CAD    240EUR / 275USD / 360CAD   
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1 230EUR / 265EUR / 350CAD  290EUR / 330USD / 440CAD   
Flights between Israel and Europe1 180EUR / 210USD / 270CAD    240EUR / 275USD / 360CAD   
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 205EUR / 235USD / 315CAD    290EUR / 330USD / 440CAD  
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World  295EUR / 335USD / 440CAD    380EUR / 430USD / 565 CAD   
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season2  325EUR / 372USD / 492CAD    410EUR / 470USD / 625CAD   
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season3  265EUR / 300USD / 400CAD    380EUR / 430USD / 565CAD  

1Including Morocco.
2Travel to Africa between: June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 19, 2021 to April 04, 2021. Travel from Africa between: June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021, April 05, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
3Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
  tap|discount only on 1st piece of baggage All TAP products and 2nd piece of baggage tap|discount
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 100 EUR  140 EUR
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy  110 EUR 150 EUR
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden  120 EUR 160 EUR
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season2  250EUR / 290USD / 375CAD  310EUR / 355USD / 465CAD   
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season3  200EUR / 230USD / 305CAD  260EUR / 295USD / 395CAD   
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1 250EUR / 290USD / 375CAD  310EUR / 355USD/ 465CAD   
Flights between Israel and Europe1 200EUR / 230USD / 305CAD  260EUR / 295USD / 395CAD   
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 225EUR / 260USD / 340CAD  310EUR / 355USD / 465 CAD  
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World  315EUR / 355USD / 470CAD  400EUR / 450USD / 595CAD  
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season2  345EUR / 393USD / 522CAD  430EUR / 490USD / 655CAD   
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season3  285EUR / 325USD / 425CAD  370EUR / 420USD / 550CAD  

1Including Morocco.
2Travel to Africa between: June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 19, 2021 to April 04, 2021. Travel from Africa between: June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021, April 05, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
3Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
  tap|discount only on 1st piece of baggage All TAP products and 2nd piece of baggage tap|discount
Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 140 EUR 180 EUR
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy  155 EUR 195 EUR
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden  170 EUR 210 EUR
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - High season2  360EUR / 415USD / 545CAD    420EUR / 480USD / 635CAD 
Flights between Middle East Africa (Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo) and Europe1 - Low season3  290EUR / 330USD / 435CAD    350EUR / 395USD / 525CAD  
Flights between Africa Long Haul (Angola and Mozambique) and Europe1 360EUR / 415USD / 546CAD    420EUR / 480USD / 636CAD  
Flights between Israel and Europe1 290EUR / 330USD / 435CAD    350EUR / 395USD / 525CAD 
Intercontinental flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Europe1 335EUR / 380USD / 505CAD    420EUR / 475USD / 630CAD  
Intercontinental Flights: between Brazil, USA / Canada and Africa Long Haul, Israel and rest of the World  455EUR / 515USD / 680CAD    540EUR / 610USD / 805CAD  
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - High Season2  485EUR / 552USD / 732CAD    570EUR / 650USD / 865CAD  
Flights between Brazil, Venezuela, USA / Canada and Africa Medium Course - Low season3  395EUR / 450USD / 596CAD    480EUR / 545USD / 721CAD   

1Including Morocco.
2Travel to Africa between: June 13, 2020 to August 30, 2020, December 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, March 19, 2021 to April 04, 2021. Travel from Africa between: June 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020, December 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021, April 05, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
3Travel to / from Africa for the rest of the year.
Transport restrictions

Flights to Brazil

If you are travelling to Brazil and intend to take food and/or animal or vegetable products with you, check the Passenger Guide (PDF, 1,2MB, PT) to see the rules.
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Do you have any other questions about your baggage?
    Check our FAQs to clear up any questions regarding restricted items on board or the carriage of:
    • Alcoholic beverages or other items containing alcohol (e.g. hand sanitisers);
    • Televisions and screens.