Items not allowed for transportation

Question: Items not allowed for transportation

In brief, the items not allowed for transportation are:

  • Explosives
  • Flammable materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive substances 
  • Gases 
  • Narcotics 
  • Poisons 
  • Antiquities 
  • Pieces of art 
  • Perishable foodstuffs 
  • Live animals or animal carcasses
  • Plants

In general, it is prohibited to transport items which run the risk, due to their nature or because of their packaging, of being self-destroyed or of destroying other items or items whose handling and transportation is not accepted by ΙATA.


To avoid delivery for transportation of such items, the company reserves the right-being also bound to-check the object it undertakes to handle, and even open it.

If the shipper, for whatever reason, submits such items for shipment, the company on verification of their existence reserves the right to handle the case according to its judgment, including immediate discontinuation of transportation, renouncing any further responsibility; charges are not refunded.

The shipper is always solely responsible for any damage possibly affecting persons or other items from a false content declaration.