Baggage – Recommendations, rules and related problems


Answers to your questions about luggage during your whole journey.

Where can I find out everything I need to know about luggage?

Find out everything you need to know about luggage here.

Where can I find out everything I need to know about luggage?

Find out everything you need to know about luggage here.

Can I transport musical instruments?

Yes. TAP allows musical instruments to be carried in the hold of the aircraft:
  • weighing up to 45 kg (or 32 kg if travelling to/from/via the USA, Hungary, France, United Kingdom or the Netherlands;
  • with dimensions up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm, provided that TAP is notified at the time of booking, or at least 24 hours before the flight.
Please read all information regarding musical instruments here.

Can I transport sports equipment?

Yes. In order to be accepted as checked baggage, sports and recreational equipment must be properly packed. The transport of sports equipment is subject to availability and to the type of aircraft scheduled to operate the flight. To book the transport of sports equipment, please contact us by calling the Contact Center or visit a TAP counter.

Please read all available information here.

Can I carry firearms and ammunition in my luggage?

Yes. TAP allows firearms and ammunition to be carried, but only in the hold of the aircraft and under specific conditions.

Please read them here.

Can I carry batteries?

Carrying a lithium battery by air depends on:
  • its configuration and watt-hour (Wh) capacity, for rechargeable batteries
  • its lithium content (LC) for non-rechargeable batteries.
Learn more here.

Do I have to pay to transport sports equipment?

Sports equipment can be included in the free hold baggage, provided it does not exceed the allowed weight and dimensions. Extra charges will apply only if taking more baggage than permitted in your travel class, or if it exceeds the maximum volume or weight allowance. Prices vary according to the type of equipment and the routes you fly. Please read all price information here.

Help videos

  • Hand baggage guide
    Whenever you travel with TAP you can carry cabin luggage completely free of charge.
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