Security is always our top priority at Gatwick.
One of the most visible aspects of the security process is making sure passengers do not take onboard prohibited items – a task that inevitably adds time to your journey through the airport and onto your plane.
Knowing what’s allowed and what’s not allowed before you arrive – as well as allowing yourself plenty of time to follow all the security procedures when you get to Gatwick – saves you time and inconvenience. Please follow our tips:
- have your boarding card ready for inspection
- understand the rules on baggage restrictions
- have all your liquids, gels, creams and pastes (in containers of 100ml or less) in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag for security staff to x-ray separately
- take off your coat. It will be screened separately while you walk through the security archway
- take your laptop, tablet (ie.iPad) or any other large electrical items from your hand baggage for separate screening
- be ready to take off your shoes and belt if asked.
Security assistance lanes
If you've got reduced mobility or are travelling with young children, we've introduced assistance lanes to help you more easily through security. Look out for the assistance lane signs.
View or download our security leaflet for full security guidelines.
In line with DfT recommendations we've recently introduced body scanners. Passengers may be required to be screened using body scanning equipment.
Read our leaflet about the use of body scanners