Baggage on board

Firearms and ammunition

See the conditions for safely transporting firearms and ammunition.

Transporting firearms and ammunition

If you are traveling with firearms and ammunition see the transport and security conditions you must comply with.

  • No firearms or ammunition are allowed in the cabin.
  • Firearms must be unloaded, dismantled and properly packed and be presented at the check-in counter.
  • Make sure you have the correct documentation for the weapon, including the registration and your permit to use and carry firearms.
  • Weapons and ammunition containing explosive projectiles cannot travel as checked baggage.
  • The transport of amounts of ammunition in excess of 5 kg/11 lbs. per passenger is prohibited.
  • Only small caliber ammunition that does not contain explosive projectiles is allowed.
  • Ammunition must be securely packed in a container with a sufficiently strong outer covering made of wood, metal or fiber, protected against potential shocks and unable to move about inside the container.
See the full list of items and goods prohibited in the cabin and in the hold here.

Specific conditions of transport

TAP has different conditions of transport for firearms carried to some countries.


• For gun permit and legal verification, the passenger must contact PSP (police force), in the inspection area, located in the arrival zone.
• Contact – Airport 218 413 700, extension 21492

• For gun permit and legal verification, the passenger must contact PSP (police force), in the inspection area, located on the 3rd floor of the departure zone (next to the X-ray area entry)
• Available 24h/7 and Contact – Airport 229 432 400, extension 43228/29

Remaining national airports
• Contact PSP (police force) of the airport.

United Kingdom

  • The transport of firearms from/to the United Kingdom is allowed, with restrictions, but only on presentation of the license to carry a firearm.
  • You must carry a special permit/license issued by the local police authority (in the UK).
  • Firearms are transported with the passenger as personal baggage, subject to check-in.
  • All handguns (pistols/revolvers) are restricted under United Kingdom legislation and cannot be carried aboard TAP aircraft.
Note: Transportation of weapons is not allowed on flights that depart and/or arrive at London-Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN). This applies to carry-on, checked baggage and cargo.


The transport of firearms or ammunition considered "weapons of war" to or from Switzerland is not permitted.


If you are planning to travel and want information on the transportation of weapons and ammunition to and from Brazil, please visit the Federal Police website here ((this site only exists in the Portuguese of Brazil language).
For official travel involving national security forces, special regulations apply. In such cases, it is necessary to contact TAP via telephone. 

Checking in and transport fees

Passengers traveling with firearms and ammunition on the plane  must check in 2 hours before the usual time.

A fixed fee of € 50 / 64 USD / 80 CADor 10.000 miles is charged for transporting this equipment for each leg of the trip.
The payment of extras using miles is only available online, when making your booking on or though Manage Booking. 

For example:
Round-trip flight: Lisbon - Stockholm - € 50 / 64 USD / 80 CAD or 10.000 miles and Stockholm - Lisbon - € 50 / 64 USD / 80 CAD or 10.000 miles.
Flight with stopovers: Frankfurt - Lisbon - New York - € 50 / 64 USD / 80 CAD or 10.000 miles or New York - Lisbon - Frankfurt - € 50 / 64 USD / 80 CAD or 10.000 miles. 
This charge is applicable to both baggage calculation methods: Weight Concept* and Items Concept**.

* Used when the baggage allowance is determined by the total amount of weight the passenger transports.
** Number of pieces of baggage a passenger carries. This concept applies throughout the TAP network.