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To ensure your personal safety onboard the aircraft you will be required to undergo the pre-flight security inspection conducted by Moscow Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security Service. Luggage and hand luggage screening as well as physical inspection are carried out after check-in. Passengers checking in for international flights are screened and inspected after passing customs and immigration control.

Please, pay attention to special conditions of pre-screening of passengers who have implanted devices for stimulating cardiac function. This category of passengers is subject to manual (contact) method of examination and(or) personal(individual) examination without using technical and special equipment. In order to comply with the established rules of examination and to ensure your personal safety, we kindly ask you to inform the Aviation Security Service inspector that you have such restrictions when your travel documents are checked or when you prepare for the examination with the use of technical equipment. Do not enter the inspection area of the stationary metal detector under no circumstances.

Security inspection is implemented for all domestic and international flights performed by aircraft belonging to aviation entities, airlines and other operators regardless of their ownership and identity. Passengers of charter flights are subject to inspection on a common basis. Transit passengers are subject to security check if, upon leaving the aircraft, they stayed in the airport Sterile Area, i.e. the isolated area where passengers await boarding after passing the security check.

At the airport security point each passenger is required to produce a valid ticket, boarding pass and one of the identification documents.
Identification documents of a passenger are:

  • the Russian Federation citizen passport ;
  • the Russian Federation international passport, regular international passport, diplomatic passport, service passport;
  • Foreign National Passport;
  • Russian residence permit (for stateless persons);
  • birth certificate for Russian citizens under 14 years old;
  • seaman's passport (seaman's identity card) for travelling on duty;
  • temporary identification card of the Russian Federation citizen;
  • permit to return to the country of citizenship;
  • Russian military officer's ID, warrant officer's ID or a CIS military officer's ID, except Georgia;
  • Russian military card (voenniy bilet) with records of service (for conscripts and contract military staff);
  • travel document for stateless persons or refugees;
  • the United Nations Laissez-Passer issued for official travel purposes;
  • identification card of the Member of the State Duma and the Member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (for domestic flights only);
  • warrant of discharge issued to convicts upon release;
  • certificate issued to convicts who were granted a long or short-term leave from custody.

If you witness any illegal activity or have any information on the activity endangering lives of passengers and security of the airport, please report by dialing one of the following around-the-clock telephone numbers:

+7 (495) 967 82 78 – Local Control Department under the Ministry of the Interior at Moscow Domodedovo Airport

+7 (495) 543 99 55 – the Confidential Crime Line

8 800 200 33 66 – Hot Line

Starting from August 27, 2007, the following measures ensuring aviation safety with regard to carrying liquids in hand luggage are applicable under Order of the Russian Ministry of Transport No. 104 dated July 25, 2007.

Liquids permitted to be carried in hand luggage:

  • water and other drinks such as soups, syrups, jams, honey;
  • creams, lotions, oils;
  • different kinds of perfumes;
  • sprays;
  • gels, including hair and shower gels;
  • contents of pressurized containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants;
  • pastes, including toothpaste;
  • liquid-solid mixtures;
  • mascara;
  • any other item of similar consistency.

All liquids listed above:

  • must NOT excess 100 ML (MAXIMUM); liquids in containers of more than 100 ml are prohibited to be carried even if containers are filled only partially;
  • Must be placed into a transparent resealable container (plastic bag) not exceeding 18x20 cm. The total volume of liquids in containers (by packages volume) must not exceed 1 liter.

New rules

Each passenger is permitted to have only one plastic bag in their hand luggage. Plastic bags are provided to passengers at no charge.

Plastic bags are available in passenger inspecting areas. You still can carry baby food in hand luggage, medical drug and diet food. Aviation security service employees can ask you to provide evidence you really need them during your flight (a health certificate, medical prescription).

The liquids listed above, packed under these Rules, as well as baby and diet food, medical drugs must be presented at security control area separately from other things carried in your hand luggage.

All other liquids permitted to be carried on aircraft but not corresponding to the requirements listed above should be placed in luggage beforehand.

Goods containing liquids purchased at duty free are packed in plastic bags and sealed. Passengers are not permitted to open such plastic bags until they arrive at the destination point.

Please make sure your luggage is ready for pre-flight security inspection.

    Security requirements
  1. Remove your overclothes, headgear, belts and footwear and place them into the plastic crates provided.To ensure hygiene, you are advised to use disposable shoe covers.
  2. The following items must be either packed into your hand luggage or placed into the plastic crates provided: mobile phones, handheld computers, cigarette lighters, cigarettes, coins, keys and other metal objects.
    Place your hand luggage horizontally on the scanner belt. To avoid any damage to your property, never place your hand luggage on the edge of the belt loader as it can jerk in the reverse direction at turn-on.

Note: Be prepared to be asked to open your hand bag for inspection. Therefore, we strongly urge you not to wrap your hand luggage in packaging film. All prohibited or dangerous items and substances found in your hand luggage during security control will be either allowed to be packed into your check-in baggage, or handed to accompanying and not travelling person (s), or accepted for temporary storage for up to 1 month. In the latter case, the storage receipt holders can retrieve their property in the Area C. Tel: +7 (495) 967-87-33

Attention! Since May 1, 2007 compressed gases, poisonous or highly inflammable liquids can no longer be accepted for storage.

Any gas weapons or gas weapon cartridges for which passenger does not have proper permits, will be seized and passed to a relevant internal affairs authority as stipulated by the legislation regulating circulation of arms in the Russian Federation. If security officers reveal any dangerous items and substances such as firearms, ammunition, explosives, explosion devices, drugs, poisonous or toxic substances, radioactive substances etc the manufacturing, possessing and storage of which constitutes an offence, such items will be seized and the owner will be banned from the flight, detained by the police (with report and seized items) who will decide on further course of actions and prosecution.

Preflight inspection is necessary to ensure security, to protect life and health of passengers and to prevent unlawful carriage of arms, ammunition, explosives, toxic, flammable or other dangerous substances and items the carriage of which by air transport is prohibited.

The procedure is carried out after passengers and luggage check-in for the flight and in case of international flights – upon completion of customs and immigration control.

When passing the preflight inspection, each passenger is required to produce a boarding pass and an identification documents.

The inspection is carried out with the use of special technical equipment and / or by a manual (contact) method. When going through the inspection procedure, passengers must put their outerwear, headwear, belts, shoes, hand luggage, metal-containing objects on the endoscope belt to be inspected. Passengers are inspected using scanners and stationary metal detectors. 

Passengers who have implanted devices stimulating cardiac function are inspected using manual (contract) and / or personal (individual) inspection methods without technical and special equipment. Passengers must inform an inspector of the Airport Aviation Security Service before passing the inspection if they are subject to this kind of restrictions.

It is prohibited to transport the following items in luggage and hand luggage:

  • magnetic materials;
  • electrical shock apparatus;
  • radioactive substances;
  • poisonous and toxic materials, packages containing infectious materials, mercury, antifreezing agents, brake fluids, etc;
  • compressed or condensed gases: Propane, cans containing nerve and tear agents, lighters (except one small lighters without unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas),and so on;
  • flammable substances: acetone, petrol, samples of flammable oil products, methanol, methyl ether, carbon bisulfate, ethers, cans containing paint, etc;
  • solid flammable substances: spontaneous combustion substances or substances emitting flammable gases when they come in contact with water, etc;
  • corrosive substances of different types: mercury, acids, alkalis, organic peroxides, etc;
  • explosives and items filled with them: gunpowder, ammunition, capsules, detonators, pyrotechnics, etc.

It is prohibited to transport the following items in hand luggage:

  • liquids and gels in containers of more than 100 ml;
  • arms of any type and items imitating them;
  • sharp and bladed items: corkscrews, scissors, needles, axes, ice axes, blades, knives, swords, daggers, etc.
  • shock and crush items: bats, clubs of various types, means of unarmed combat, etc.
  • tools: saws, lifting bars, drills, etc.

The list of items and substances prohibited for carriage in civil aircraft is regulated by the Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 104 dated July 25, 2007, the city of Moscow.

Transportation of Arms

The Rules for Transportation of Arms, Ammunition Supplies, Impact Munition Passed by Passengers for Temporary Storage During the Flight are governed by the Order of the Federal Service of Air Transport of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation No. 120/971 dated November 11, 1999.

Passengers having a weapon and ammunition (including cold and gas weapons) must inform thereon an Aviation Safety Officer or an employee of the Ministry of the Interior prior to passing the preflight inspection. Weapons of the passenger entitled to its possession and carrying must be passed to an employee of the Aviation Security Service to be registered and transferred to the crew members for temporary storage during the flight.  Weapons are registered for temporary storage in the Weapons Acceptance and Issue Unit located on the 1st floor of the passenger terminal.

If you witness any illegal activity or have any information on the activity endangering lives of passengers and security of the airport, please report by dialing one of the following around-the-clock telephone numbers:

+7 (495) 967 82 78 – Linear Division of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Russia at Moscow Domodedovo Airport

+7 (495) 543 99 55 – Confidential Crime Line

8 800 200 33 66Hot Line

As a rule, any passenger's hand luggage and baggage shall undergo a security inspection in the presence of the owner. However, if there is a good reason to suspect that baggage contains prohibited items or substances, the security inspection may be carried out in the absence of the owner.

In this case, the inspection is documented accordingly and in the presence of a representative of the internal affairs authority (police). Transportation of baggage and hand luggage of passengers who failed to board is prohibited.

Any passenger who refuses to undergo security checks may be denied boarding and the airline may avoid the contract of carriage.

The List of Prohibited Items and Substances in Check-In Luggage and Baggage*

CATEGORIES OF PROHIBITED ITEMS

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND ITEMS

EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES AND DEVICES

Any blasting powders, in any package or any quantity.
Live cartridges, including small-calibre ones.
Gas weapon cartridges.
Caps or pistons for hunting.
Pyrotechnical equipment: signal pistols and flares, signal rockets, blasting cartridges, smoke pots, shot-firer matches, Bengal matches, detonating cartridges.
Trotyl (TNT), dynamite, tolite, ammonal or other explosives.
Detonating or blasting caps, squibs, detonating or igniting fuses.

COMPRESSED OR CONDENSED GASES

Domestic use gases (butane-propane) or other gases. Gas cylinders containing nerve or tear gas.

FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Acetone, petrol, samples of inflammable petrochemical products, methanol, methyl acetate, carbon bisulphide, ethers, and ethylcellulose.

SOLID FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES

Self-igniting substances;
Substances emitting flammable gases in contact with water.
Potassium, sodium, metal calcium and its compositions, phosphorous calcium etc.
White, yellow or red phosphorus and other solid flammable substances.

OXIDANTS AND ORGANIC PEROXIDES

Colloid nitrocellulose in granules or flakes, dry or moist, containing less than 25% of water or another solvent.
Colloid moist nitrocellulose in pieces, containing less than 25% of alcohol.
Dry or moist nitrocellulose, containing less than 30% of dissolvent or 20% of water etc.

CAUSTIC AND CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES

Strong inorganic acids: hydrochloric acid, nitric acid and others.
Fluorohydrogen acid and other strong acids and corrosive substances.

POISONOUS AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES AS WELL AS RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

Any poisonous and toxic substances, solid or liquid, in any package; brucine, nicotine, strychnine, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, antifreeze, brake fluid, ethylene glycol, mercury, all cyanides and cyanide derivatives, cyclone, black cyanide, arsenous anhydride etc.

ARMS

Guns, revolvers, rifles, carbines and other firearms; gas and Pneumatic air guns, electric shock devices, dirks, stilettos, bayonet knives, except in cases envisaged by the Russian Federation legislation and in accordance with approved procedures and practices.

*Approved by Order of Ministry of Transport №104 dated 25.07.2007

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS AND SUBSTANCES IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE AND CHECK-IN BAGGAGE

Categories of prohibited items

Hazardous substances and items

Fire-arms, hand fire arms and military assets

Any items which can be a cause of a shot or damage, including:
pneumatic air pistols, rifles and pellet guns;
all types of firearms (hand firearms, revolvers, rifles, shot guns);
means for painless killing of animals;
pellet fire arms;
Slingshots;
Parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and units);
crossbows;
harpoons and underwater guns;
industrial bolt guns;
lighters in the shape of firearms, replicas and imitations of firearms;
signal flare pistols;
replicas and imitation fire-arms;
starting guns;
stun and shock devices, such as cattle puncher devices, non-lethal energy ballistic weapons (electric shock devices);
toy guns of any kind;

Pointing/edged weapons and sharp items

Pointing / sharp objects which can cause damage, including:
axes and hatchets;
arrows and arrow-like striking elements;
grapplers(climbing, assembly);
harpoons and spearguns;
ice-axes and ice-picks;
skates;
knifes, including ceremonial having blades longer than 6 cm made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon;
knives having blade adjustors or automatic knives having blades of any length;
butcher knives;
machetes;
open razors and razor blades (other than safety or disposable razors having blades in the case);
sabres, swords and dress swords;
scalpels;
scissors having blades longer than 6 cm;
ski poles for walking / hiking;
sprockets for throwing;
working tools which can be used as pricking and cutting weapons, such as drills and twist drills, cardboard-cutting knives, all-purpose knives, all kinds of saws, screw-drivers, bars, hammers, flat-nose pliers, wrenches / lever wrenches, brazing torches;

Blunt items

Any items having blunt ends which can cause damage, including:
baseball and softball bats;
billiard sticks;
different types of police batons (hard and flexible), including short, night and long;
cricket bats;
fishing-rods;
golf, lacrosse, etc. clubs;
ice hockey sticks;
different kinds of paddles;
close fight means, for example: knuckle-dusters, bludgeons, heavy bludgeons, chains, nun chucks, etc.;
lacross clubs;
Skateboards;

Explosives and flammable substances

Any explosive or potentially explosive substances which pose a threat to the health of passengers and crew and to safety/integrity of a plane or property, including:
aerosol paint;
spirits containing more than 70% of alcohol;
ammunition;
primer detonators;
detonators and fuses;
explosive agents and explosive devices;
fireworks, signal rockets and other pyrotechnic devices (including crackers and toy guns);
flammable liquid fuel, for example: petroleum/gasoline, diesel fuel, lighter-refueling liquids, alcohol, ethanol;
grenades of all types;
gas and gas containers, such as butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large amounts;
mines and other explosive devices for military purposes;
insecure matches (strike-anywhere matches, etc.);
replicas or imitation of explosive materials and devices ;
smoke bombs or bullets;
turpentine and paint thinners;

Chemical ans Toxic Substances

Any chemical or toxic substances that may pose a threat to health of passengers and crew and to safety/integrity of a plane or property, including:
acids and alkalis, such as leaking batteries;
corrosive or bleaching agents, such as mercury, chlorine;
aerosols knocking out of action or incapacitating, such as pepper gas, tear gas;
infectious or biologically hazardous materials, for example: infected blood, bacteria and viruses;
materials capable of spontaneous ignition and self-ignition;
poisons;
radioactive materials, such as isotopes to be used for medical and commercial purposes;
fire extinguishers.

* Approved by Document No. 8973 of the International Civil Aviation Association Regulations

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