- When booking a ticket and checking-in for Aurora flights, passengers shall declare their intent to transport firearms in their luggage.
- Passengers intending to transport firearms shall arrive for check-in no later than one and a half hours before departure.
- When firearms are transported within the Russian Federation, passengers must have the appropriate permit for the right to keep and bear firearms.
- When firearms are transported to/from the territory of the Russian Federation or through the territory of the Russian Federation, passengers must have a permit for import/export of firearms issued by an authorized division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Any transfer passengers travelling within Russia with firearms in their baggage should declare the firearms for security check in the transfer airport.
In accordance with the Law “On Firearms”, foreign citizens are:
- allowed to bring sporting and hunting weapons to the Russian Federation, provided that they have an invitation from a legal body that owns hunting license, a hunting contract with said legal body, or an invitation to participate in sport events, as well as an appropriate permit issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
- forbidden to bring to the Russian Federation and use in the Russian Federation any kinds, types, or models of weapons to ensure personal security, protect the life and health of other subjects, their property, escorting cargoes, or for other purposes not specified above, unless this is stipulated by certain international treaties of the Russian Federation.
- Firearms must be handed in at the departure airport for temporary keeping for the duration of the flight and are returned to the owners at the destination airport.
- It is forbidden to transport simulators of weapons (guns, revolvers, rifles, carbines, automatic guns, electric shock devices, etc.) in the cabin.
- Weapon simulators can only be checked-in luggage.
- Firearms accepted for transportation must be discharged and be packed in the passenger’s container (cases, holsters, special cases, jackets) that must meet the requirements of safety and firearms preservation. Firearms and ammunitions must be packed separately.
- The weight of ammunitions to be transported shall not exceed 5 kg per passenger.
- It is forbidden to carry ammunitions for gas-powered guns by air transport.
- Air weapons with muzzle energy over 3 Joules are equated to civilian weapons (article #3 of the “Weapons Law”) and have to be transported with other weapons. For transportation of air weapons with muzzle energy over 7,5 Joules and over 4,5mm caliber gun license is needed (article #13 of the “Weapons Law”).
- Electric shockers produced in Russia are equated to civilian weapons (article #3 of the “Weapons Law”) and have to be transported with other weapons. Technical information document is needed for transportation of electric shockers. The document must be checked by MIA representatives for compliance with state standards.
Electric shockers produced outside Russian Federation are forbidden for sale and transportation in Russia (article #6 of the "Weapons Law").
If the firearms and ammunition in the checked baggage include one piece of firearms (or one special piece of firearms, container with several firearms) and one piece of ammunition, they will not be considered as a separate baggage piece provided that with other passenger’s baggage piece the total weight does not exceed the prescribed norms. Otherwise, such firearms and ammunition will be considered as one baggage piece complying with baggage allowance norm. Any additional payment is required, if the total weight and/or sum of baggage pieces exceeds the prescribed norms.