Airport security checks made simple


Did you know that everyone can help make airport security fly by? With a little preparation, you can make airport security a more relaxed and quick process. Especially in peak seasons such as the upcoming Summer holidays, when the volume of customers is sky high and it feels like all passengers must go through security at the same time.

1. At home: Hassle-free security checks start with packing

When packing your hand luggage, you can ensure that going through airport security is fast and trouble-free. Take note of the following instructions to ensure that your carry-on luggage passes through security without interruption:

  • Sharp or pointed objects must not be in the hand luggage.
  • Flammable liquids, pastes and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Liquids over 100 ml are not permitted. The decisive factor is the maximum volume printed on the package.
  • All containers with liquids must be stored in a transparent and resealable plastic bag with a zip. Only one bag with a maximum capacity of one liter may be carried in cabin baggage per passenger.

Tip: Pack electronics and liquids in such a way that they are easily accessible when going through security.

Find more information regarding hand luggage regulations here:

2. Arrival at the airport: final check over hand luggage

Do you perhaps have a water bottle in your handbag? Or did you forget to take your pocket knife out of your jacket? Check your hand luggage again for prohibited items and dispose of them.

3. In the queue for security: preparatory measures

Just before going through security, you can help things run smoothly by doing the following:

  • Take your electronics out of your hand luggage.
  • Take your plastic bag with your liquids out
  • Empty your pockets.
  • Take off your jackets.
  • Have your boarding pass at the ready.

4. At security: put everything in the tray

When at security, take a tray (or several) and place all of your belongings in the tray on the belt. Wait until called, and then go through the scanner. 

For more tips on seamless security checks watch this video:

By the way, the airport security checks are governed by the Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and are implemented by mandated security companies.

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