Belfast City Airport - Security | At The Airport | Belfast City Airport
The security and safety of customers and staff at George Best Belfast City Airport is our absolute priority. To make your journey as smooth as possible and avoid unnecessary delays, we ask that you pay special attention to our security procedure.
George Best Belfast Airport Security Process

Prohibited Items

The following items are classified as banned items and may not be carried on board the aircraft:


Prohibited Items at George Best Belfast City Airport

This is not an exhaustive list and we may additionally prevent any item considered to pose a security or safety risk from passing through to the departure lounge.

Hand Baggage

Hand baggage policies and hand baggage restrictions are at the discretion of each individual airline. Please check the number, size & weight of permitted bags with your airline prior to your arrival at George Best Belfast City Airport.

As a guideline only, EU policy hand baggage size is: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.

Sporting items such as cues, racquets, bats and clubs will not be permitted as hand luggage. These oversized items and other bags over 56cm, x 45cm x 25cm will need to be processed separately and placed in the hold of the aircraft.


Only limited quantities of liquids may be carried through airport security into the departure lounge. This includes suntan lotion, fragrances, cosmetics and toiletries.

The following restrictions apply to all liquids, creams gels, pastes and aerosols taken through security control:

  • Liquids may only be carried in containers holding 100ml or less
  • They must be carried separately in a single bag which is:
  • Transparent and resealable
  • No larger than 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in)
  • Able to close properly with all the items inside
                   George Best Belfast City Airport Liquid Clear Bags
Liquids in containers over 100ml will not be permitted through security - please pack them in your hold baggage to avoid them being confiscated at security control.

The following exceptions may be made to the 100ml rule:

Baby Food or Baby Milk:
This exception is only permitted if you are travelling with a baby or infant. Please carry only what you need for your journey and to assist security screening, please do not carry these items in a flask. If you are not travelling with a baby or infant, excess liquids should be carried as hold luggage.

Liquid medicines: You are only permitted to carry quantities of liquid medication in excess of your personal liquid allowance where it is needed during the course of your flight. All medication should be accompanied by documentary proof of authenticity, such as a prescription or letter from a medical practitioner confirming that you need them for your journey. Liquid medication that is not required on the flight should be carried as hold luggage.

Liquid baby food and liquid medicines will undergo checks before being permitted to be carried.

Electrical Items

Large electrical items such as laptops, hair dryers, irons, cameras and speakers can be carried in hand luggage but passengers will be asked to remove the items from their hand baggage, along with any cables or wires that accompany them, so that they can be scanned separately at security.

Please stay up to date with our security regulations by checking back regularly before flying.