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Knowing what is allowed and what is not, will enable you to prepare for your journey before you arrive at the airport which can save time and minimise inconvenience. The following is a guide to the restrictions that are in place, together with advice to help passengers pass through the security search area as quickly as possible.
You are permitted to take up to two items of hand baggage through the security search area. Each piece must not exceed the maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and must fit comfortably in the hand baggage gauge. If you wish to carry a laptop and/or handbag as hand baggage, they will be classed as one of the two items permitted.
Please note, hand baggage allowances vary from airline to airline therefore we advise you to check with the individual airline before arriving at the airport.
Laptops and other large electrical items (e.g. a large hairdryer / portable DVD player) will have to be removed from your hand baggage and screened separately. Cameras and mobile telephones may remain in your bag.
Restrictions are in place limiting the amount of liquids that can be taken through the security search area.
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids but each individual container must not exceed a capacity of 100ml. Any liquid items larger than 100ml can not be carried in hand baggage and must be packed within your baggage which is checked-in and carried in the hold of the aircraft. Any liquid items larger than 100ml found in hand baggage will be confiscated.
All containers, 100ml or less, must be placed in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably so that the bag closes properly when sealed.
Only ONE transparent bag of liquids is permitted per passenger, and must be removed from hand baggage and presented for examination at the security search area.
Remember that ‘Liquids’ includes:
* All drinks, including water, soup, syrups
* Cosmetics, creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara, etc
* Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants
* Pastes, including toothpastes
* Gels, including hair and shower gel
* Any other solutions and items of similar consistency
Essential Medicines, sufficient for the duration of the journey may be permitted in larger quantities than the 100ml limit however, they will be subject to authentication and passengers are advised to carry supporting documentation, either a prescription and/or letter from a relevant qualified medical professional. Please note medicine of a non essential nature, i.e. non-prescribed or “over the counter” liquid based medication must be carried in containers not exceeding 100ml and must be presented within the clear re-sealable bag along with other liquid based products.
Baby food or milk is exempt from the 100ml rule, however, you should only carry what you need for the flight and you may be asked to taste the item(s) at the airport search area.
Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening as you approach the security check point. It will be screened at the same time as your hand baggage.
All coats and jackets will have to be removed ready to be screened and items including wallets, keys will have be placed in plastic trays and scanned separately.
If you are carrying a Laptop or any other large electrical item within your cabin luggage then please have it ready for separate screening as you approach the security check.
Passengers may take on board liquid items of any size that are purchased after the security check in the Departure Lounge.
All Duty Free or similar purchases made in the Departure Lounge area will be given to you in a sealed bag. Do not open this bag until you have reached your final destination.
If your journey involves changing flights at any EU airport, you may only take duty free purchases through the security check point at your connecting airport if they have been purchased at another EU airport, or on board an aircraft operated by an EU carrier. Please retain your proof of purchase throughout your journey as this will be required at each point of transit. Purchases from other airports or on board other airlines may only be carried as hold baggage on the connecting flight.
The member states of the European Union are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.