Passenger with hold baggage
Passenger with hold baggage

Hold baggage

How to easily check in your baggage

The free baggage allowance

depends on your airline

Before heading on your journey, inform yourself of your airline’s hold baggage requirements. In addition, further safety provisions must be borne in mind. Some objects are not allowed in hold baggage at all. 

What is not allowed in hold baggage?

Certain objects are not allowed either in hand baggage or in checked baggage. In addition, a few objects are allowed only in hand baggage or only in checked baggage. Below, we have summarised the restrictions on what you can take in your checked baggage. Since regulations can change, you can find the currently valid dangerous goods guidance on the IATA website. Check also with your airline regarding the applicable rules for what you can take with you. 

Explosive materials such as munitions, fireworks, sparklers, gas cartridges, radioactive or oxidising materials, bleaches, poisons (insect sprays), infectious or environmentally hazardous materials must not be taken.

It is not permitted to take corrosive substances and liquids (e.g. wet cell batteries, quicksilver – even as part of equipment and devices) in hold baggage. Furthermore, flammable materials and liquids as well as spontaneously combustible or active in water (e.g. varnishes, dyes or thinners) are forbidden in baggage.

Alcoholic items with more than 70% alcohol cannot be carried in hold baggage.

Electronic cigarettes must not be transported in hold baggage, but can only be carried in hand baggage. Petrol lighters and windproof lighters as well as refill cartridges must not be transported on the plane. A gas lighter is permitted per passenger, provided it is carried on the person. If lighters are found in baggage, then these will be disposed of.

Any loose (spare) batteries (including lithium batteries) as well as powerbanks and e-cigarettes must be carried in your hand baggage. Electronic devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, with permanently installed batteries can be transported in checked baggage if they are completely switched off. We generally recommend transport in hand baggage. However, please note that there are also restrictions on carrying batteries and powerbanks in hand baggage.

Defence sprays, tasers and chainsaws are also not allowed in checked baggage. If you want to take piece of baggage with permanently installed lithium batteries (not removable), please check the applicable regulations (e.g. with your airline or on the IATA website). The piece of baggage may not be used if these are not complied with. If the lithium battery can be removed from the baggage, it must be removed from the baggage and carried in the hand baggage before being checked in. Please also note the regulations for what you can take in your hand baggage.

Baggage claim
at BER

When you have landed at BER and left the aircraft, please follow the signs on site to the baggage claim areas. Here you will find monitors indicating on which belt you can pick up your baggage. 

In Terminal 1 there is a central baggage claim area on the arrivals level (level E0) with a total of eight baggage carousels.

In Terminal 2, you will also find the baggage claim area with three baggage carousels on level E0.

In T1 there is a central baggage claim area on the arrivals level (level E0) with a total of eight baggage carousels.

T2 also has a central baggage claim area which is located on level E0.

More information

on your baggage

Baggage tracing

Is your baggage lost or damaged?

Hand baggage

These regulations apply to your hand baggage

Oversized baggage

Where to go with oversized baggage?

Baggage services

Baggage storage, lost & found and more

Hazardous goods

These items are forbidden in travel baggage