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It is Jersey Airport's intention that our passengers' journey should be as smooth and as comfortable as possible. However, strict security measures do remain in place for your protection and that of your fellow travellers. By better understanding which items you are permitted to carry as part of your hand luggage you will not only hasten your transit through security it will also help to avoid the disappointment of items being discarded.
We do appreciate that security can seem inconvenient at times, but Jersey Airport, together with its partner airlines and local handling agents strive to ensure your peace of mind.
There will be occasions especially at peak times when your process through security can take some time, we would ask that you present yourself early for your flight and have your luggage ready for search.
Security services at Jersey Airport are provided by G4S Secure Solutions (Jersey) Ltd, part of the global group of G4S plc. In the event that you consider that you were unfairly treated during a security search, please send any correspondence marked for the attention of the Group Customer Relationships Manager - Ports of Jersey.
Before departing for the airport please check your flight time and remind yourself of the time your airline requires you to check-in. Check-in desks usually open two hours before the stated time of departure, although this can sometimes be less for inter-island hopper flights.
Please ensure you are aware of and understand the weight restrictions that apply to your luggage (most airlines will apply extra charges) together with the restiction on the size and number of pieces of hand luggage you are permitted to carry onboard.
Boarding Control and Security Search
To reach your aircraft you will first be required to pass through security control where your boarding card will be inspected and scanned. Please have your boarding card ready for presentation at the Boarding Gate.
If you are using a home printed boarding card please ensure that the barcodes are clear and distinct - some printers produce poorly printed cards that cannot be read and you will be required to obtain another card from check-in.
Mobile phone boarding cards should be open and placed by you under the scanner at the direction of the security officer.
Passenger & Cabin Baggage Screening
Please follow the directional signs and information presented for your assistance. Please always follow the instruction of the security officers who are there for your safety.
Clothing - please remove all outdoor wear including jackets, blazers and heavy clothes - these items should be placed in the security tray provided together with items of land luggage including mobile phones,. money wallets, ipads, handbags etc. It is advisable to remove waist belts with metal buckles.
Laptops - please remove these from any protection sleaves and place in a separate tray from your other luggage and present to the security officer for screening.
Liquids, pastes, gels, jams, lotions, creams, butters, etc - all these items up to a max of 100ml per item (or 100gm) must be placed in a single re-sealable transparent plastic bag, no larger than 20cms x 20cms (8 x 8 ins) and presented separately for screening.
Baby Milk - please only carry enough for the immediate journey. You may be asked to taste the milk.
Medicines in large quantities - please check with your airline.
These items will be subject to a liquid testing process.
PLEASE REMEMBER LIQUID ITEMS IN EXCESS OF 100ML OR IN CONTAINERS LARGER THAN 100ML WILL BE DISCARDED. THIS CAN PROVE EXPENSIVE WHEN DISPOSING OF ALCOHOL AND PERFUMES. If you are unsure of any item permitted to carry please speak to your airline, ask a security officer or ask at the airport information desk.
Persons - passengers will be required to walk individually through an archway metal detector. These are medically safe. However, if you are pregnant or wearing a pacemaker you may ask for a hand search (in private if required), please speak to the security officer.
Under current security requirements all passengers who set off the alarm will be hand searched and then scanned using a hand held metal detector (a wand). In addition, passengers chosen at random (by the archway detector) will be also selected for a search. This sometimes concerns passengers who may not have alarmed at another airport. Please do not feel offended if you are searched, this procedure is necessary to ensure you and your fellow passengers remain safe and secure.
Cabin Baggage Search - you can help us to reduce the queues at security by ensuring that you do not pack prohibited items in your hand luggage, in addition to the liquid items mentioned above.
The following items must not be packed in your hand luggage but can be carried in your hold luggage instead. Important: If any of these items are discovered in your hand luggage they will be discarded (items are not kept for later collection):
- guns (includes toy guns and replicas), firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles (please contact your airline direct or its ground handling agent for the carriage of firearms and ammunition);
- stunning devices
- objects with a sharp point or sharp edge (includes open razor blades, box cutters, darts and knives with blades of more than 6cm and scissors with blades of more than 6cm, martial arts equipment);
- hypodermic needles unless required for medical reasons for which written proof will be required;
- working mens tools (including penknives, screwdrivers etc)
- blunt instruments (including baseball and softball bats, clubs etc);
- explosives and incendary devices (includes fireworks, party poppers etc).
- Please note this list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure of an item you wish to carry on board, you must check with your airline.
For safety reasons, there are a number of items that cannot be taken onto any aircraft, so please do not pack them in any luggage (hand or hold):
* 'Party Poppers' or any other type of explosive device
* Home-made Christmas Crackers
* Flammable liquids and solids.
* Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
* Flammable liquids
* Organic peroxides.
* Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
* Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
* Wet-cell car batteries.
* Instruments containing mercury.
* Instruments containing magnets.
* Non-safety matches.
* Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
* Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
* Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
* Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
* Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
The UK government provides very helpful travel advice for all travellers on its websites www.fco.gov.uk (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) and http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/airtravel/airportsecurity/ (Department for Transport).