Security is a vital aspect of the journey through any airport, at Belfast International Airport we aim to make that journey as seamless as possible. To avoid unnecessary delays please pay special attention to our security procedures.

To ensure the safety of other passengers, crew or to the security and safety of the aircraft; both hand baggage and check-in baggage will be checked by means of detection equipment and may also be subject to a hand search. 

Visit our Access Guide on the AccessAble website.

Hand Luggage

The UK Department for Transport has set the maximum size for an item of hand baggage* as 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including wheels, handles and external pockets.

However, some airlines may only allow smaller bags, so the best advice is to check with them first. Airlines may also have their own rules regarding the number of bags you are allowed to take on the aircraft therefore, please check with your airline before you travel. One musical instrument can be carried on in its case.

For a full list of hand luggage restrictions please visit here.

Hand Baggage Restrictions

When travelling with a baby you’re allowed to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water for the journey. In some cases this will be over 100ml. You can carry breast milk in hand luggage even if you’re not travelling with a baby. You cannot carry frozen breast milk in hand luggage.

More information on baby food and milk in your hand luggage can be found here.

Security restrictions also remain in place with regard to taking liquids, gels or pastes through security. If you do not need these items in your hand luggage then please place into your hold baggage. Passengers may take liquids, gels or pastes on board in their hand luggage provided they meet the following restrictions:

- There is only ONE transparent 1 litre bag per passenger.

- The liquid is in a container that is 100ml or less.

- The transparent 1 litre bag must be sealed.

- The liquid bag is presented separately at the x-ray point.

More information on liquids can be found here.

Passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to take the device onto the aircraft, passengers are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.

Laptops, tablets or electronic devices need to be taken out of your hand luggage and placed in a tray.

For more information click here.

For a list of forbidden items please click here.


Security Forms

For all security & passes forms please click here.

Security FAQ

For frequently asked questions please click here.

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