Documents

After going through security control passengers flying to countries outside the Schengen Zone are subject to documents control while passengers flying to countries belonging to Schengen Zone are not.

Note. Due to intensified passport control on all Non Schengen flights performed by Polish Border Police, Wroclaw Airport highly recomends all departing passengers to pass early through passport control in departure hall.

DocumentsDocuments that confirm one’s identity in order to cross the border are as follows:

  • Identity card
  • Passport

All other documents (e.g. student card, driving license, birth or marriage certificate, etc.) do not entitle to boarding the aircraft.
These rules also apply to children who should have one of the following documents:

  • Identity card
  • Passport

Please note. As of 26th of June 2012 the entries in the parents’ passports concerning children ceased to be valid. From then on the children must travel with their own identification document. Parents’ passports are still valid. Only the annotations concerning children ceased to be valid.

At the airport you are obliged to show the documents during:

Some of the goods we use in our everyday life seem harmless: hair sprays, lithium batteries, perfume, matches… However they may be very dangerous when transported by air. For your own safety, and to avoid potential fines, it is very important that you carefully read the dangerous goods information provided by your airline before your flight.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are contained in many items of frequent use. Your cell phone, your laptop, tablet or even camera are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. When damaged, short-circuited or overheated, these batteries can catch fire.

You should carry your portable electronic devices (PEDs, such as cameras, laptops and phones) in your hand baggage (carry-on), and not in your checked baggage. Under normal circumstances, we can use our laptops, eReaders, tablets or MP3 players on board for working, reading, listening to music or watching movies. Even our cell phones can be used on most airplanes for i.e. playing simple games. However, keep in mind that PEDs may interfere with the airplane equipment and this differs from one type of aircraft to another. This is why airlines require to switch them to “airplane mode” at all times.

Although not recommended, if you need to pack your electronic device in your checked baggage, you have to make sure that the devices are completely switched off and protected from accidental activation. Spare batteries and power banks, however, always have to be transported in your carry-on baggage – never in your checked baggage – and they must be individually protected to prevent short-circuits. E-cigarettes must always be in your hand baggage.

Also, spare batteries, including power banks, should not be recharged while on board the aircraft. Additionally, power banks should not be connected or providing power to a device while on board the aircraft.

Whether in your carry-on or checked baggage – the battery must not exceed a certain watt-hour (Wh), and should be bought from original retailers only and never from untrustworthy sources.

E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) contain a battery and a heating element that vaporizes a liquid vapour to simulate tabacco smoking.

Several incidents were reported to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) involving e-cigarettes overheating resulting in a fire in checked baggage. For this reason, these devices can only be carried in the cabin, and it is forbidden to recharge them while on board the aircraft.

Personal transportation devices

Small lithium battery powered personal transportation devices, also known as hoverboards, self-balancing devices or gravity boards, were one of the most sold devices recently. However, there have been incidents where these items or their batteries overheated, caught fire and even exploded.

Passengers are not allowed to carry these batteries in their checked bag, as batteries have a rating of 100 Wh or more. Because of the high risk posed by these devices, many airlines have decided to additionally restrict their transport in the cabin. It is therefore safer to leave these items at home when flying.

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