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Hamburg AirportDepart & Arrive Security Check

Security Check

Hamburg Airport has a central security control for both terminals, which is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on level 1 of the plaza. You must go through security to get to the departure gates. Here, we give you tips on how to get through the security check quickly and stress-free.

How to get through the security check quickly:

Tip 1: keep your plane ticket and important documents at hand

  • Your boarding pass and important ID or medication documents for prescription medication that you need to carry in your hand luggage must be available at any time during the inspection.

Tip 2: Pay attention to the prescribed luggage dimension

  • The hand luggage dimensions vary depending on the airline. Please inform yourself in good time about the permitted dimensions.

Tip 3: Pay attention to the permissible fluid regulations

  • Liquids of max. 100ml per container are to be transported in hand luggage in a bag provided for this purpose. Do not take sharp or pointed objects with you. Liquid medication as well as baby and special foods that you require during a flight can also be carried in large quantities in your hand luggage.

Further important information on the subject of hand luggage and liquids as well as prohibited items in hand luggage can be found here:

Tip 4: Put electronic devices on the belt separately

  • Electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets or cameras must be removed from your hand luggage during the security check and placed separately in a box provided.

Tip 5: Pay attention to practical clothing

  • Um schnell durch die Sicherheitskontrolle zu gelangen, empfiehlt es sich, To get through security quickly, it is advisable to wear practical clothing. Shoes should be easy to take off and on. Jewelry, belts and headgear must usually be taken off. Empty your trousers and jacket pockets before the security check.

Tip 6: Follow instructions given by security staff


Travelers with children can use our specially set up family lane!

New control lanes in the central security control

Overtaking is now possible!

With immediate effect, the new control lanes at Hamburg Airport will enable three passengers at each control point to place their luggage on the belt at the same time. This way, travelers can overtake each other and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Especially experienced passengers can get through security checks more quickly.


New stations for pre-sorting hand luggage

From now on, passengers can find out what they are allowed to carry in their hand luggage at our new pre-sorting stations. We provide space to stow their liquids in transparent, resealable bags and to dispose of unauthorized items. This saves travelers time at the checkpoint.