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Weapons and ammunition are not included in the baggage allowance. They must be registered during check-in, subject to payment of a flat-rate surcharge based on the flight destination. Each passenger is allowed to carry a maximum of 20 kg of weapons and a maximum of 5 kg of ammunition.
The table below indicates the baggage excess fee* for transporting weapons and ammunition:
|Italy||Europe, East Europe, North Africa||Middle East||Japan and China||Canada, South America, Central Africa||From the USA to the rest of the world||From the rest of the world to the USA|
|Weapons and ammunition||50||70||70||80||80||100||80|
The transportation of weapons and ammunition is governed by specific regulations under Law no. 694 of December 23, 1974. In accordance with article 30 of the public safety consolidation act of June 18, 1931 no. 773, weapons are defined as personal weapons, that is, firearms and any weapon whose natural purpose is to harm people, including cutting or puncturing items (daggers, knives, and similar).
Weapons and ammunition, whose transportation is governed by law enforcement authorities under applicable law, must be declared when booking your flight. They can only be accepted as checked baggage tagged to the final destination, under the following conditions:
- Weapons must be unloaded, disassembled, and packaged in an appropriate and separate locked container. For passengers without an appropriate container, Alitalia can provide, for a surcharge, a container measuring 30 x 22 x 8 cm for small weapons or ammunition.
- Ammunition must:
- Not exceed 5 kg (11 lb) per passenger
- Be properly protected against impacts and abrupt movements
- Be packaged in locked individual metal, wooden or fiberglass containers that are resistant to impacts and fire
- Be transported for sports purposes
Incendiary or explosive bullets or ammunition may not be transported under any circumstances.
Weapons and ammunition that are shipped at the same time must be in two separate and distinct containers; however, only one FEE will be applied.
Considering the special nature of this sort of baggage, you will receive specific information regarding law enforcement regulations and customs procedures. This will allow you to have all of the right documents ready and avoid any problems with the authorities while you travel.
If your trip includes a stopover or connecting flight in Italy, weapons will be cleared by customs in the Italian airport both on arrival and upon departure, even if they are traveling to another destination inside the country or are tagged through to a foreign destination.
Upon arrival, the weapons will be escorted by Alitalia, or by a representative of Alitalia, to the airport police, who will then ensure they are delivered to the proper place. For more information, please call Baggage Assistance.
*Excess baggage charges are given in: EUR (from Europe, Eastern Europe and Japan), CAD (from Canada), and USD (from the USA and rest of the world)