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Cardiff Airport Security Information

With today's enhanced security measures in place, it can take longer to check in than it used to. It is advised that you arrive at the airport in plenty of time:

Cabin baggage and size allowed

Remember, each airline will have their own policy regarding hand baggage restrictions so please remember to check with your airline before travelling.

Check out our handy infographic which details what the standard hand luggage requirements are, including what not to pack!


In addition to the above;

Medicines

Subject to authentication, essential medicines and baby food may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit, but it is best to check with the airport prior to your arrival.

Duty free / departure lounge purchases

Please note Restrictions apply to duty free purchases made on return journeys where passengers change flights at an EU airport. These are explained in detail on the Department of Transport's website

These are the requirements set down by the Department for Transport. Airlines and Airports may have additional measures in place. Passengers are strongly advised to check the website of their carrier or airport before travelling.

Hand Luggage - Restricted Items

Ensure that your hand luggage does not contain any of the restricted items detailed in the above image.

If items are confiscated at security control you will not be compensated and, with the exception of unusual circumstances, the confiscated items will not be returned.

Syringes that are needed for diabetics and other medical reasons will only be allowed in hand luggage if you can prove the medical necessity. You may wish to phone the airline in advance to find out what they require as proof of your medical condition.

All Luggage - What Not To Pack

In addition to the restrictions on what is allowed in hand luggage, there are a number of items that must not be taken on board an aircraft, either as hand luggage or in the hold. Please do not pack the following anywhere in your carry on or check in luggage:

Prohibited Items

Flammable liquids and solidsOxidisers
Organic peroxidesGas cylinders
Infectious substancesWet car cell batteries
Instruments containing magnetsInstruments containing mercury
MagnetronsFireworks
Non-safety matches, fire lighters, lighter fuelPaints, thinners
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkillerAcids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
Creosote, quicklime, oiled paperRadioactive materials