Security check is one of the necessary steps before boarding an aircraft. Carefully conducted, it guarantees passengers safe air travel. Passing security checks is not difficult, but it can be time-consuming. Therefore, we recommend arriving at the airport two hours in advance. However, the traveller can make control easier by preparing for it in the right way.
Check out some helpful tips
Below, the most important information and helpful tips that will allow you to pass the security checks smoothly and avoid unnecessary stress.
Before travelling, also check list of items prohibited for transport in checked and hand luggage.
Make control easier
Who carries out the security check?
Security control operators from the Airport Security Guard, reporting to the Managing Authority of Poznań airport. In accordance with the regulations, they decide on the method of carrying out the control and its completion. They also must not let a person refusing to submit to control into the restricted area and its critical part! Security control operators work under the supervision of officers of an independent service – the Border Guards.
Where is the security check carried out at the airport?
A specially dedicated security check zone is located in the Departure Hall of Terminal T2.
What is security check at the airport
- A passenger approaches the access control desk.
Make your checks easier and prepare your boarding pass before you approach, which you need to show at this point.
- The passenger then walks to one of the security checkpoints
and places in the hand luggage box:
– outerwear (coats, jackets, jackets, etc.),
– mobile phone,
– portable computers, tablets and other larger electronic or electric devices,
– Hand luggage (suitcase, bag).
Passengers must get liquids, aerosols and gels out of cabin luggage. They will be screened independently of other luggage.
- Liquids, aerosols and gels include, among others toothpastes, emulsions, liquid/solid mixtures, and the contents of pressurised containers such as hair gels, drinks, soups, syrups, perfumes, shaving foams, and other products of similar consistency.
- The passenger passes through the gate for the detection of hazardous materials.
Make your inspection easier and check the contents of the pockets to make sure there are no metal objects inside. Security operators may also ask you to remove your footwear and place it in a hand luggage box.
- Children and infants are subject to the same security checks as adults. More information on the page Travelling with a child.
- Hand luggage is checked with a screening device.
- Make your controls easier by listening to and following the instructions of the security control operator!
- After passing the control gate, the passenger may take the checked hand luggage and the items belonging to them – provided that they have not been questioned by the operator.
Liquids up to 100ml/100g
Liquids should be transported in containers with a maximum volume of 100ml/100g.
All liquids, sprays and gels must be placed in a transparent plastic bag with a capacity of up to 1 litre.
- the content of the plastic bag fits easily in it,
- the bag is tightly closed,
- 1 plastic bag per passenger.
In the security control area, the staff provides passengers with free transparent string bags that meet the requirements of civil aviation security regulations.
Please remember: individual packages up to 100 ml are to fit freely in a collective one-liter package (string bag), leaving a small margin for its tight closure (cf. point 4.1.3 of COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 establishing detailed measures to implement the common basic standards on civil aviation security).
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security 4.1.3.
Screening of liquids, aerosols and gels 126.96.36.199. Liquids, aerosols and gels brought by passengers may be exempted from the LEDS security check at the entrance to the security restricted area in the following cases: a) the liquid, aerosol or gel is contained in a single container with a capacity not exceeding 100 ml or its in one resealable transparent plastic bag with a capacity not exceeding 1 litre, where the content of the plastic bag fits freely and the bag is tightly closed;
Liquids over 100ml/100g
Liquids over 100 ml may only be transported in certain cases:
- Liquids, aerosols and gels purchased in the airfield or on board the aircraft:
– must be closed in special bags that make it easy to identify tampering,
– the bag has a visible proof of purchase in the airport’s operational area or on board the plane. IMPORTANT! If liquids are not packaged properly and need to undergo re-screening, they will not be allowed to fly!
- Liquids, aerosols and gels intended to be used during travel for medical purposes or for special dietary requirements, including baby food.