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The allowance permitted will vary depending on the class you are travelling in, the origin and destination. In general, the piece of hand luggage admitted on board cannot exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. and must be light enough to be placed in the overhead compartment in the airplane cabin.
As well as the applicable allowance, you may also carry some other personal item free of charge.
If you need to carry more than 100 ml of liquid medication or hypodermic needles (e.g., for diabetes) in your hand luggage, you must have a certificate from your doctor and show it at the security checkpoint.
Please remember that, for security reasons, objects such as scissors, knives and all sharp items should be checked-in as hold baggage and never carried in hand luggage.
For security reasons and depending on the nature of the objects, there are some items which may not be carried in hand luggage, on your person and some may not even be allowed for check-in as hold baggage.
Please remember that you must check the list of Hazardous Items before travelling.
In the airport check-in area there are gauges (Iberia's or the airport) where you can check if your hand baggage complies with the rules established to allow you to take it with you in the cabin.
If it does not comply with the rules, it must be checked in.
According to current regulations, (Regulation 1546/2006 of the European Union), there are limitations on liquids and similar substances that can be carried in hand luggage in the cabin for all customers leaving any airport in the European Union, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, USA and South Africa.
As an exception, every passenger can carry small amounts of liquids or creams or similar products in their luggage in 100 ml. containers, which must be carried in a transparent plastic bag with adhesive or zip closure with a capacity not exceeding 1 litre and which must be presented separately from the hand luggage in security controls.
The following are exempt from this restriction:
These limitations do not apply if the liquids travel in the hold in checked in luggage, although we recommend not to carry fragile or glass objects to avoid accidents (perishable and fragile articles travel under the customer's responsibility).
You should bear in mind that you will only be able to take 1 piece not measuring more than 55x40x20 cm (height x width x length), which must also fit into the measuring device placed at the airports.
You may in addition take another accessory, whose dimensions are substantially less than 55x40x20 cm, such as a small case or women's handbag or a camera or video bag.
At the boarding gate, any hand luggage (or accessory) that does not comply with this regulation, in other words, that exceeds the amount and/or measurements shown above, will be removed and stowed in the aircraft hold at an additional cost of twenty (20) Euros.
IB5000 passengers connecting with another Iberia flight and travelling in Long-Haul Business Plus can travel with the 2 pieces of hand luggage set out in the fare.
Plants, flowers, seeds and other products of plant origin form part of the perishable articles which are permitted on board as part of the baggage (in the cabin or in the hold) if they comply with our size/weight conditions and as long as these do not violate agricultural restrictions for the destination country.
The entry of these products is prohibited or strictly regulated, according to countries, due to the risk that they can be bearers of diseases or could be classified as protected species.
We advise you to contact the embassy of the country of destination.
Iberia permits the transportation of ashes or cremated human remains as hand luggage, in a suitable funeral urn, duly covered and discreetly kept out of sight, and with theft-proof covering.
You will be asked to provide the suitable death and cremation certificates, and they may be required at the airport of origin. Please remember to bring them with you.
When ashes are transported from one country to another it is advisable to contact the Consulate of the country of destination regarding possible requirements by the local authorities.