Your security journey

Every customer travelling through Cardiff Airport is required to go through our security processes. We are committed to making the Airport experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Security search is located on the first floor of the Airport terminal. You’ll need to clear security after checking in and before you can enter the Departure Lounge.

Travelling through security

Some items are forbidden in hold baggage – a full list is available by downloading the list of restricted items.

When you arrive at the security search area, you will asked to produce your boarding card – this can be an e-boarding on your airline’s app or a paper boarding card.

Security search is located on the first floor of the Airport terminal. You’ll need to clear security after checking in and before you can enter the Departure Lounge.

We know that travelling through security can be daunting, so we’ve put together a handy checklist to help you prepare for your trip.

You will be asked to put your belongings into a tray to be X-ray screened, including: 

  • electrical items, ie. Laptop, iPads
  • We may ask you to take off your shoes and belt
  • Your coat, handbag and empty your pockets
  • Liquids, gels or deodorant no more than 100ml, ensure you place them in a sealed clear plastic bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm

Customers will be asked to pass through a walk-through metal detector or the security scanner. If you have a pacemaker – please let us know before going through any scanning equipment.

If you have a medical condition or a disability please contact us in advance if you have any questions: We have a dedicated Assistance Team who will be happy to help. For further information you can also refer to the CAA's Medical Awareness Card here.

 

As part of the security process, you may be subject to other searches which will be performed by a member of the team, either by hand, handheld metal detector or explosive trace detection equipment. Once this is complete you will be able to collect your luggage.

All items of luggage are screened by x-ray, however we do carry out random checks which may include hand searching, explosive trace detection swabbing and testing of certain liquids, gels or pastes.

These processes are carried out in accordance with EU and UK legislation.

If you are travelling with a guide dog – you should contact your airline in the first instance.

For more information on security and special assistance please visit our dedicated page.

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