Please have your boarding card ready for presentation at central security search in the departures terminal, where it will be inspected and scanned.

If you have printed your ticket yourself, make sure that the barcodes are clear and distinct so that it can be scanned. If it cannot be scanned, you will need to obtain another boarding pass from your airline’s check-in desk.

If you have a mobile phone boarding card, you should have the screen ready to be scanned.


You are permitted to carry liquids, gels and pastes to a maximum of 100mls / 100gms per item. These must be placed in a single resealable transparent bag, no larger than 20cms x 20cms (8” x 8”) and presented at security for separate screening. Bags are available free of charge before you enter central security.

Liquids include:

  • ​Cigarette lighter (only one lighter per passenger is permitted on-board the aircraft)​
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam and deodorants
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Jams, preserves and butter (including ‘Black Butter’)
  • Lipsticks
  • Mascaras
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Water and other drinks, including soups and syrups
  • Any other item of a singular consistency

If you have any doubt, you should pack items in your hold luggage or check with your airline before you travel to avoid any items being discarded at security search. Items packed in hold luggage should be no more than two litres of accumulated liquids and no single item over 500ml

Medicines and baby foods will be checked by specialist liquid screening equipment. If these are in a metal or foil lined container you will need put them into another container, which is suitable for screening such as plastic or glass.

Vital prescription medicines required for your journey are permitted, providing you carry an original prescription or doctor’s note.

Duty free liquids purchased from any airport or on-board an aircraft may be carried through Jersey Airport security provided they are sealed in an official tamper evident bag (STEB) with a red border provided by the original retailer, together with visible proof of purchase receipt. These items will be subject to liquid screening and if passed will be allowed to proceed. Alternatively, liquids that don’t match this requirement can be checked in as hold luggage, but every effort should be made to protect it against damage. Items packed in hold luggage should be no more than two litres of accumulated liquids and no single item over 500ml.

The increasing widespread use of portable electronic devices, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets, means more people are travelling with items powered by lithium batteries. Lithium batteries can catch fire if they have been damaged, subjected to short circuit, charged with a different charger to that supplied, or overheat.

Portable electronic devices should be carried as part of your hand luggage. However, should you opt to carry these items in your hold (checked-in) luggage, ensure that the devices are switched off completely (not left in stand-by mode), not packed near aerosols, perfumes or other flammable products and are protected from potential operation or damage by using a rigid suitcase and/or cushioning material such as clothing. Spare batteries, including power banks, must always be carried as part of your hand luggage.

Being screened

Remove all outdoor wear, including jackets, blazers and heavy clothes before arriving at the x-ray machine. It is also advisable to remove waist belts with metal buckles. These should be placed in the security trays, along with any keys or coins from your pockets. A member of the security team will advise if you need to remove your shoes.

Laptops and other electrical items, such as mobile phones and tablets must be removed from your hand luggage to be screened in a separate tray.

You will be required to walk individually through an archway metal detector, which is medically safe. However, if you are pregnant or wearing a pacemaker, you may ask a member of the security team for a hand search (in private if required).

If the alarm is activated when you walk through the archway metal detector, you will be hand searched and scanned using a hand held metal detector. If you have been selected randomly by the archway detector, you will be requested to be screened by an ETD swab (explosive trace detection) and further screening may be required.

Do not feel offended if you are searched. Even if you have not activated the alarm at other airports, this procedure is necessary to ensure the safety and security of you and your fellow passengers.

The acceptance of any item through security is by approval of the airport authority. The acceptance of any item on an aircraft is by approval of the airline.

Helpful travel advice can be found on the following UK government websites:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK Department for Transport

Updated: January 2017