Security is our top priority at Gatwick

One of the most visible aspects of the security process is making sure our passengers do not take on-board prohibited items. Help us to make this quicker for you, by following a few guidelines.

Family at security

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 – will save you time and inconvenience and make your journey more enjoyable.

 Please follow our advice:

  • Have only your boarding card ready for inspection – your passport is not required at security.
  • Have all your toiletries, aftershaves, perfumes and cosmetics (in containers of 100ml or less) in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag for security staff to x-ray separately.
  • Remove coats and jackets. They will be screened separately while you walk through the security archway.
  • Take your laptop, tablet (ie. iPad) and any other large electrical items from your hand baggage to be x-rayed separately
  • You may be asked to remove your shoes and belt before going through the security archway.

See full guidelines on what you can and can't take through security or in your hand baggage