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Before entering the departure lounge all passengers must pass through security. You will be asked to produce your boarding card for inspection before being screened. All hand baggage will be passed through an x-ray scanner and should be kept to a minimum.
Security checks are subject to change. Please ensure you give yourself adequate time to be processed through security. Fast Track security >>
To help make things flow as smoothly as possible, please try to be ready before reaching the search point:
When checking-in online, please ensure the paper and print quality of your boarding pass are of a high standard. Do not fold the boarding pass across the bar code or provide a pass which is wet or damaged. Your boarding pass will be scanned at security and, if it cannot be read, you will be asked to return to check-in and obtain a replacement.
The guidelines for travelling from all UK airports state that liquids are only permitted when in containers of 100ml or less. Liquid containers must be placed together in a 20cm x 20cm re-sealable, transparent plastic bag and presented separately at the search point. For customers who are not prepared with their own clear bag, machines dispensing plastic bags are available at various locations in the terminal, including check-in and security and four bags cost £1.00. A maximum of ten items holding 100ml are allowed (1 litre of liquid) and in a maximum of one bag per passenger. Liquids can still be packed in bags that are checked-in, as the restrictions only apply to hand luggage. View dangerous and prohibited items and hand luggage restrictions >>
Liquids including gels, pastes, creams, contents of pressurised containers, drinks, soups, syrups, deodorant, shaving gel or foam and aerosols, unless in a container with a capacity no greater than 100mls. View liquid guidelines >>
The above list is not definitive. Do not pack any sharp or restricted items in your hand luggage. At Bristol Airport lazer pointers are deemed to be such articles. View a full list of dangerous and prohibited items (doc: 179kb)
If you have any doubts, please ask your airline or travel agent in advance of travel.
Please find links below to the latest information on Bristol Airport's security measures in accordance with the Department for Transport's updated regulations.
Airlines flying from Bristol Airport have their own restrictions on weight allowance for hold and hand baggage.
Bristol Airport advises that it is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that the number of bags presented at security search is in line with their airline's allowance - this is in order to avoid refusal at the boarding gate. Ryanair and easyJet only allow one bag through security. For airlines details, please click here
Cabin baggage must not exceed:
Passengers are permitted to carry individual containers with less than 100ml of fluid. The containers must then be packed into one transparent re-sealable plastic bag. A maximum of ten items holding 100ml are allowed (1 litre of liquid) and in a maximum of one bag per passenger.
At the security search area, all laptops and large electrical items must be removed from the bag and placed in a tray to assist with x-ray screening.
Please note that once through the security screening area passengers may purchase any item from the retail and catering outlets in the departure lounge as these items have been previously security screened and are deemed safe.
Passengers travelling with easyJet and Ryanair are permitted one bag of Duty Free shopping on-board in addition to their one piece of cabin hand luggage.
NB:- Passengers who are transiting through a hub (e.g. Schiphol or Dublin) to a country within the EU must get their purchases sealed at purchase point. Those traveling through a hub airport and onward to a non-EU destination could risk having items removed at the hub airport. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any queries.
For specific flight queries customers are advised to contact their airline or tour operator directly.
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