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Guernsey Airport entrance

One of the most visible aspects of the security process is making sure our passengers do not take on-board prohibited items – a task that inevitably adds time to your journey through the airport and onto your aircraft.

Click Here for our full guide for all passenger security information.

Knowing what you can and can't take on an aircraft – as well as allowing yourself plenty of time for security screening when you get to Guernsey or Alderney Airports – will save you time and inconvenience and make your journey more enjoyable.

Please follow our tips:

  • Our general advice is to make sure you arrive early at the airport, at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all flights and destinations and allow plenty of time for security screening.
  • Please check with your airline for the quantity and permitted dimensions of hand baggage that are allowed on-board the aircraft prior to travel. Airline rules regarding hand luggage and quantities allowed in the cabin can change at any time.
  • Have only your boarding pass ready for inspection – your passport or other identity documents are not required at security.
  • Have all your toiletries, aftershaves, perfumes and cosmetics (in containers of 100ml or less) in a transparent resealable plastic bag for security staff to be screened separately.
  • Make sure your plastic bag containing your liquids are in your hand and not in your hand luggage before you get to security as this will help speed up the process.
  • Remove coats and jackets, they will be screened separately while you walk through the security archway. Please wait until called forward!
  • Take your laptop, tablet (e.g. iPad/Kindle) and any other large electrical items from your hand baggage to be screened separately.
  • Should you leave any large electrical items in your hand luggage when you pass through security will result in your bag being searched, which will slow you down through the security process.
  • You may be asked to remove your shoes, and you may be asked to remove your belt and large items of jewellery before going through the security archway.
  • If you able to stand unaided, you may be asked to enter the body scanner at security.
  • If you need a Sunflower Lanyard please ask for one at the Airport Infomation Desk.  

Lithium batteries: Your phone, laptop and other electronic devices contains lithium batteries. Lithium batteries and e-cigarettes are dangerous goods. If lithium batteries are damaged or short circuited they can start a fire. Please do not carry them in your checked-in luggage; carry them with you. Follow this link for further information on Lithium batteries.

Going Through Security


Travel size toiletries - 100ml max
In a clear plastic, re-sealable bag
No bigger than 20cm x 20cm
(external to your ONE bag)

The definition of liquids includes gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the content of pressurised container e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, lip gloss (solid lip sticks may be carried), drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, deodorant, shaving foam, aerosols etc.

What am I allowed to take through security as part of my hand-luggage?

Knowing what is allowed and what is not allowed before you arrive, as well as allowing yourself plenty of time to follow all the security procedures when you get to Guernsey or Alderney Airports; will save you time and inconvenience and make your journey more enjoyable.


Body Scanning at Guernsey Airport

If a passenger activates the archway metal detector, they will be asked to enter a body scanner, rather than be subjected to a physical whole body search. Find out more informaton on how the system works.