What can I take through security?

Stringent security measures are in place at all UK airports, but there are some things you can do to make your journey through security easier. We've pulled together a comprehensive guide for what you can and can't take through security, as well as guidance around specific items such as baby milk, medicines and electrical items. 

General advice

We have split out our advice into different sections to help you find the information you need.

  1. Hand baggage rules: gives you general guidance on travelling with hand baggage through security
  2. Hold baggage guidance: tells you what should be packed into the bags that you check in to the aircraft hold and not in your hand luggage
  3. Prohibited items: lists items not allowed in either your hand or hold luggage
  4. Guidance for specific items: lists the most common items taken through security eg baby milk, medication, cosmetics, liquids and gives you advice on where the items should be packed, along with any rules that apply 
  5. Medication, medical conditions and equipment: specific advice on medication
  6. Special assistance: advice if you need special assistance or have particular needs
  7. Advice for transgender travellers

Hand baggage rules


Hold luggage guidance


Prohibited items


Guidance for specific items


Medication, medical conditions and equipment


Special assistance advice


Advice for transgender travellers