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Weapons and ammunition - Transport conditions

Firearms and ammunition

View the conditions for safely transporting firearms and ammunition.

Transportation of firearms and ammunition

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

  • No firearms or ammunition are allowed in the cabin;
  • The firearms must be handed over unloaded, dismantled and properly packed at check-in;
  • Make sure you have the correct documentation for the weapon, including the registration and the licence to use and carry firearms;
  • Weapons and ammunition containing explosive projectiles cannot travel as hold baggage;
  • The transport of amounts of ammunition exceeding 5kgs / 11lbs per passenger is not allowed;
  • Permitted ammunition must be small calibre and not contain explosive projectiles;
  • It is important that they are packed in a container with a sufficiently strong outer covering: wood, metal or fibre, protected against potential shocks and unable to move about inside.

 

 

Specific transportation conditions

TAP has different firearms transport conditions for some countries, such as the UK and Switzerland. 

United Kingdom

  • The transport of firearms from/to the United Kingdom is allowed, with restrictions, and only on presentation of the licence to carry a firearm.
  • You must carry a special permit/licence issued by the local police authority (in the UK).
  • The 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 on board TAP aircraft.

Switzerland

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

Check-in and transport costs

Passengers travelling with firearms and ammunition on the plane must check-in 1 hour before the usual time. The transport of this equipment has a fixed rate of € 50 per leg of the journey.

For example:
Return flight: Lisbon - Stockholm - € 50 / Stockholm - Lisbon - € 50
Flight with stopovers: Frankfurt - Lisbon - New York - € 50 New York - Lisbon - Frankfurt - € 50

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 items a passenger carries. This concept applies throughout the TAP network.