Important Security Information if you're travelling in the next
The Department for Transport has asked all UK airports to apply
additional security measures to ensure passenger safety. The measures
currently in force are summarised below, we regret that we cannot
state how long these measures will remain in place but would ask you
to read them and come suitably prepared for your journey.
Please contact your airline before you travel to check the status of
The Department for Transport measures will prevent passengers from
carrying hand luggage into the cabin of an aircraft with the
following exceptions (which must be placed in a clear plastic bag):
- pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for
example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags);
- travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports
and travel tickets);
- prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential
for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless
verified as authentic.
- spectacles and sunglasses, without cases.
- contact lens holders, without bottles of solution.
- for those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and
- sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags).
- female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes).
- tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
- keys (but no electrical key fobs)
All passengers must be hand searched, and their footwear and all the
items they are carrying must be x-ray screened.
Pushchairs and walking aids must be x-ray screened, and only
airport-provided wheelchairs may pass through the screening point.
Once through security, there are restrictions on the items that can
be taken onto the aircraft.