Please check your luggage in with your airline in good time and make your way straight to the Federal Police security control. This way you will avoid unnecessary waiting times at the check-in desks and security checkpoints. It also helps avoid delays in boarding, particularly in the early mornings. Please have your boarding card ready.
Before you pass through the metal detection arch, place all your hand baggage and any jackets, coats or other outerwear including thick knitwear or ponchos in the plastic trays provided. Remove any electrical equipment (e.g. laptops and tablets) from your hand baggage before placing it in the tray. Your hand baggage will be X-rayed. This does not affect cameras or films. You may be ask to prove that a device is operational.
Please observe the restrictions on carrying liquids, aerosols and gels in hand baggage. Any such items you are carrying with you must also be placed separately in the tray. The general rule is that you are only permitted to take such items on board in containers no larger than 100 ml, and all such containers must fit into a transparent bag with a capacity of 1 litre.
All passengers are asked to pass through a metal detection arch at the security checkpoint. If an alarm sounds, you will be searched manually by a security assistant. Women are searched by a female assistant and men by a male assistant. If you have any health concerns about passing through the metal detection arch, please speak to the security personnel when you arrive at the security checkpoint. In this case, you will undergo a full manual search.
For a safe, trouble-free flight, please also observe the following Federal Police tips:
Safety regulations for hand baggage [PDF file; 786 KB, German only]
Travel information from the German Federal Police (German only)
Website des Bundesministerium des Innern (German only)
German Department of Foreign Affairs
German Federal Aviation Office (list of unsafe airlines banned within the EU, etc.)
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