Security check requires passengers to have successfully completed flight registration and/or online registration, to have a boarding pass and a proof of ID.

To ensure flight safety for all flights, domestic and international, all passengers (transit and point-to-point), their carry-on, baggage and personal belongings are subject to a mandatory security screening. Passengers, who refuse to pass the security check or submit their carry-on, baggage and any personal belongings for screening, expressing threats against airport employees, jokes about intent to commit unlawful acts will not be allowed to board.

Security check steps and useful tips

  • ▸ Have your boarding pass and proof of ID ready;
  • ▸ Put your outerwear (depending on the time of year), headwear, wallet, clutch, handbags in a separate basket and other similar kinds of purses, watch, belt and everything from your pockets for care using technical means.
  • ▸ Put clear bag with liquids, aerosols and gels (see Transportation of Liquids) in a basket separate from other things;
  • ▸ Remove all electronic devices (laptops, tablets, phones, camcorder, etc.) from their cases and put into a separate basket;
  • ▸ Be ready to remove your footwear at the request of security check personnel for care;
  • ▸ Place all your belongings onto the moving belt and at the instruction of a security personnel proceed through the metal detector.

Сaring for passengers who require special attention

  • 1.Infants and children are cared for on a general basis. Care is as follows: Parents or accompanying infants / toddlers should take the baby out of the folding trolleys or carry-on slings for manual care. Children who are able to move independently without the help of their parents or their accompanying person are encouraged to go through a fixed metal detector; sophisticated baby trolleys and slings, as well as all other baby supplies, are subject to RTI care.
  • 2. For persons who, for religious reasons, do not allow manual care in the presence of outsiders who may observe them, manual care shall be provided in the manual care room. Care of objects of religious importance is carried out on a general basis.
  • 3. Passengers with diplomatic status, their carry-on luggage and luggage carried in the luggage compartment will be subject to general care;

  • ▸ Persons with electronic devices installed, including for stimulation of cardiac activity, neurostimulators of deep brain stimulation, must notify the staff of the point of care of the presence of such implanted device and have with them a medical certificate of the health care institution, or a record number in the Electronic system of protection health about such an installed device.
  • ▸ Persons with installed electronic devices are subject to manual care without the use of a technical means of care.
  • ▸ Persons who have undergone isotope therapy should be advised by the staff of the point of care and provided with a medical certificate from the healthcare facility and follow recommendations for further care.
  • ▸ Pregnant women are being cared for on a general basis. Manual care is provided at the request of a woman to replace care with a technical means of care

Baggage and carry-on security check

With regard to carry-on luggage and luggage, aviation security restrictions apply. Please, familiarize yourself with the current list of substances prohibited for transportation.

Be ready to provide your personal belongings to airport personnel for detailed inspection. At the point of care, be prepared to provide your personal belongings at the request of the aviation security staff. Passenger personal belongings, carry-on luggage and luggage that are suspected of safety are subject to mandatory manual care and an explosive detector. Items that have been freely discovered by passengers but which are prohibited from carriage by air as carry-on baggage may be handed over to escorts or registered as a separate piece of luggage (if applicable) or removed by aviation security representatives with the assembly of an appropriate item an act of temporary storage at the airport for a maximum of 15 days on a paid basis.

Passengers, who are carrying weapons, ammunition, explosive devises or any other items that can cause unlawful interference, will be prosecuted in accordance to criminal code of Ukraine.

Transportation of liquids

All flights departing from Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany) have the following restrictions on the carriage of liquids in carry-on baggage:

▸ You can bring 100 ml or less of liquids, aerosols and/or gels providing them in containers with a capacity of no more than 100 ml or equivalents (100 grams/3.4 oz);

▸ Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally can't go through the security check even if the container is partially full;

▸ The total number of liquid containers must fit into a small plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre. The approximate dimensions of a 1L bag are 20 cm by 20 cm (7 in. by 7 in.) or 25 cm by 15 cm (10 in. by 3 in.);

▸ One bag per person separately from other baggage. The bag should be sealed and clear;

▸ Exceptions for liquids, non-solid food and gels, baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, etc. (regardless of quantity or volume), prescription medicines, special dietary products, liquids for diabetes or other medical conditions, documentation to support your medical needs or condition is required;

▸ Liquids, gels and aerosols and other kinds of goods purchased from airline or airport retailers after security screening with a capacity of more than 100ml are allowed aboard only in special sealed clear plastic bags with special security features and with a proof of a purchase.

All liquids, gels and aerosols (even those purchased from Duty-free stores), if left in a controlled area of the airport, may not be admitted as carry-on luggage if their volume exceeds 100 ml.

Examples of Liquids, Non-solid Food, Aerosols and Gels.

Water, other beverages, soups, syrups, jams, sauces, pastes, other foods in sauces or containing a large amount of liquid, creams, lotions, cosmetics, oils, perfumes, sprays, gels, including hair gels and showers, shaving foam, other foams, deodorants, pastes, including toothpaste, mixtures, solids, mascara, lipstick, and any other products of similar consistency.

The list of items and substances prohibited from transportation in the aircraft cabin baggage:

1. Passengers and carry-on luggage:

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following items in hand luggage and personal belongings for security reasons in the restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

▸ guns, firearms and other devices that fire a bullet, - devices that can be used to cause serious damage by firing a bullet, including:

▸ all types of firearms, including pistols, revolvers, rifles and rifles;

▸ toy pistols, models and imitations of small arms that can be perceived as true weapons;

▸ components of small arms, except telescopic sights;

▸ compressed air rifles and carbon dioxide cans, including pistols, shotguns, rifles, and bullets;

▸ signal rocket launchers and starting pistols;

▸ bows, crossbows and arrows;

▸ harpoon guns and rifles for underwater hunting;

▸ slingshots and slings;

▸ shock devices, namely:

▸ instruments for shock damage (pistols, sticks, etc.);

▸ devices for shocking animals and devices for killing animals;

▸ chemicals, gases and sprays that break down and paralyze (Mace gas, pepper spray, acid sprays, animal frightening sprays and tear gas, etc.);

▸ pointy or sharp-pointed objects, namely:

▸ objects intended for cutting (axes, cutters, bow ties, etc.);

▸ ice axes and ice axes;

▸ shaving blades;

▸ cardboard cutting knives;

▸ knives with a blade length greater than 6 cm;

▸ scissors with blades longer than 6 cm (measured from the center of the hinge);

▸ martial arts tools with pointed ends or sharp edges;

▸ swords and sabers;

▸ working tools, namely: mounting tools; drills and drills, including cordless portable power drills; tools with blades or rods over 6 cm in length that can be used as a weapon (screwdrivers, chisels, etc.); saws, including cordless portable electric saws; soldering lamps; "guns" for fastening and driving nails;

▸ blunt instruments, namely: baseball bats and softball bits; hockey sticks and sticks, namely different types of police sticks (solid, flexible and lantern sticks, etc.);

▸ tools for martial arts;

▸ explosives and igniters and devices, namely: ammunition; detonator capsules; detonators and lights;

▸ copies or imitations of explosive devices;

▸ mines, grenades and other military explosive devices;

▸ Pyrotechnics, including pyrotechnic articles for fireworks;

▸ smoke bombs or cartridges;

▸ dynamite, powder and plastic explosives and etc.

2.Passengers and checked baggage:

Passengers are not allowed to carry the following items in checked baggage:

explosives and igniters and devices, namely::

▸ ammunition;

▸ detonator capsules;

▸ detonators and lights;

▸ mines, grenades and other military explosive devices;

▸ pyrotechnics, including pyrotechnic articles for fireworks;

▸ smoke bombs or cartridges;

▸ dynamite, powder and plastic explosives and the like.

Please note that each airline reserves the right to impose additional restrictions on the carriage of certain categories of items and substances on its own flights. In case of doubt about the possibility of transportation of certain items and substances that are not included in the above list, please check the information directly with the representatives of the airline at the airport.

Procedure for transportation of weapons by passenger flights by air transport

Passenger flights of air transport are allowed to transport: combat rifle army samples of weapons or made by special order, emasculated, educational, modern small-arms, sports, hunting rifles, combined and smooth-bore firearms, combat weapons and weapons shooting cartridges equipped with rubber or similar non-lethal metallic projectiles and similar cartridges, ho (crossbows, hunting knives, katanas, sabers, checkers, swords, drones, scimitar, Finnish knives, daggers, daggers, bayonets, bayonet knives), training weapons, butaphorian weapons, gas pistols and revolvers belonging to enterprises, institutions, organizations , business associations and citizens.

All weapons of individuals are carried in discharged, disassembled (if possible) condition as checked baggage, in a special portable metal container with a secure lock in the luggage compartment of the aircraft, in a place not accessible to passengers and crew during flight. Ammunition is carried in a separate package from the weapon.

Individuals for transportation of firearms, pneumatic, cold weapons and ammunition within the territory of Ukraine during the registration of air tickets shall be authorized to hold and carry each unit of weapon issued by the respective body of internal affairs, or a duplicate of a permit to purchase a weapon with a trade mark weapons.

Permits for the right to import and export weapons by Ukrainian citizens are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Permits for the import and export of weapons and ammunition to foreign citizens are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

  • Norms of ammunition, powder for transportation by individuals with luggage should not exceed such weight:
  • ▸ firearms of all calibers - 10 kg;
  • ▸ smokeless powder and its products - 10 kg;
  • ▸ smoke powder - 5 kg;
  • ▸ smoke powder - 5 kg;
  • ▸ capsules - 5 kg.

Gas cans, cartridges for gas pistols and revolvers for passenger flights are not accepted.

Passing a weapon to a passenger for the duration of the flight does not exempt him from the general security screening and filing procedure for the care of carry-on luggage and luggage.

In case of intention to transport weapons and / or ammunition, please agree with the airline in advance. Also, in the case of transportation of weapons abroad, we recommend that you read the requirements of the legislation of the country of destination regarding the rules of transportation of weapons by air. Each airline reserves the right to refuse passengers transportation of weapons and ammunition.

Legislation of other countries

Please note that when traveling abroad, in addition to the general international aviation security requirements, other restrictions may apply in other countries as provided by local laws and airport technological procedures.

More information you can see:

Law of Ukraine of March 21, 2017 No. 1965-VIII On the State Program of Civil Aviation Security.


Order of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine of March 15, 2019 No. 322 On Approval of the Aviation Rules of Ukraine "Instruction on the Organization and Implementation of Security Control at Ukrainian Airports".