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Getting Through Security At Stansted Airport

Security At Stansted Airport

One issue that many people have when going through an airport is dealing with security, and Stansted Airport is no different. However, there is nothing to be overly worried about, and we are here to help you make an informed decision when it comes to getting through security at Stansted Airport.

A very commonly asked question when it comes to getting through security at Stansted Airport is:

How long do I give myself to get through the airport?

Each traveller is different, so think about what your personality is like, and whether you like to shop and take your time. Some people like to walk through the Duty Free, taking in the sights and smells, whereas other people like to get down straight to business!

Therefore, please use the following times as a guideline:

  • For domestic flights – check in at least 90 minutes before your flight
  • For European flights – check in at least two hours before your flight
  • For international flights – check in at least three hours before your flight

Liquid allowance at Stansted Airport

Liquid allowance at Stansted Airport

Please consider the following liquid allowances for trips from Stansted Airport:

  • Essential medicine, which can be verified, in liquid form to sustain you for the flight, such as a diabetic kit
  • Liquid baby food and baby milk (the accompanying passenger might be asked to taste these items)

Getting Through Security At Stansted Airport - FAQs

Will my items be screened?

All items carried by passengers will be screened, and this includes:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walking aids
  • Pushchairs
  • Laptops and electrical items will have to be removed from cabin baggage and screened separately

What items are prohibited at Stansted Airport?

Please do not bring any of the following items with you when you travel from Stansted Airport:

  • Acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
  • Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Gas cylinders
  • Infectious substances
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Instruments containing mercury
  • Magnetrons
  • Non-safety matches, firelighters, lighter fuel
  • Organic peroxides
  • Oxidisers
  • Paints, thinners
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller
  • Radioactive materials
  • Wet car cell batteries
What items are prohibited at Stansted Airport?

When travelling with my baby, what can I tale through?

It is fair to say many people find travelling with small children to be a stressful activity, but there are ways to make the process simpler. It is possible to go through security with a small amount of baby milk, food and sterilised water. Security has the right to request a scan of these items.

What are the limits on liquids?

Each liquid container must hold no more than 100ml. All liquid containers must be held in a clear and resealable bag that is no larger than 20cm by 20cm. Liquids refer to items including foams, gels, pastes, cosmetics, perfumes, mousses, lotions and creams.

Are my medicines limited?

Yes, there are limits to consider when it comes to medicine. Medicines are restricted to the same 100ml rule as liquids, and passengers might be asked to authenticate some of the items you carry.

What are the limits on sharp objects?

It will be no surprise to learn there are limits on sharp items that you can take through security. You should avoid taking scissors, razor blades, lighters, fireworks, toy guns, replica guns, darts, pool cues, slingshots, sports bats, non-medical use needles, nails, hammers or screwdrivers.

Can I wrap gifts before I go through security?

Anyone travelling to meet friends or loved ones might have gifts for them. While you might want to wrap these gifts before you travel, bear in mind if items are in your hand luggage, security might request the wrapping paper be removed for further checks.


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