We refer to "Security" to designate all procedures which aim to protect passengers, staff and planes from accidental/malicious harm, crime and other threats. Baggage screening and ID control are part of the security measures that you will have to go through when traveling by air.
Familiarizing yourself with these procedures will allow you to pass through security checks as quickly as possible.
You have to know that security measures are constantly being updated and may vary from country to country. We recommend that you read the latest security advice from the airport of departure before every flight.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I travel with electronic items on board?
We recommend that you keep all your Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) such as laptops, video cameras, iPods, game consoles and e-readers with you in cabin baggage. They will have to be presented separately at the security checkpoints for additional screening.
Can I take tweezers, razors or scissors on-board the plane?
Tweezers, disposable razors and their cartridges are permitted. Straight razors are only permitted in checked baggage. Scissors are permitted as long as the blades do not exceed four inches.
Where can I find passport and visa advice?
The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate information source available for personalized passport, visa and health requirement advice depending on your nationality and destination.
Our immigration specialists constantly update this information. But rules and regulations change on a daily basis.
Possessing the correct documentation does not guarantee entry to a foreign country. Local immigration authorities have complete control whether an individual is granted entry and under what conditions and airlines may also apply specific guidelines. Re-check requirements close to your departure.
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