Heathrow security, baggage and liquids
You'll pass through Heathrow security control before entering the departure lounge. Here you'll find help and advice about what you can and can't take on the aircraft.
How to prepare for security
US and UK Government changes to inbound aviation security
Changes announced by the UK and US governments are not expected to have any impact on security procedures for those departing from Heathrow. Passengers travelling to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia are advised to contact their airline with queries about any additional security measures. For more details, please visit the UK Government’s website.
Can I take … ?
Answers to questions we've been asked about UK airport security restrictions.
Security (body) scanners
Samsung Galaxy Note7
If you plan to travel with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device, ask your airline if this is permitted on board the aircraft. Passengers travelling to the United States and Canada will NOT be permitted to transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the countries.
Security measures at the airport
At Heathrow, we are committed to working with our partners in the Metropolitan Police, Civil Aviation Authority and Government so that our passengers’ journeys are as safe as possible.
Make sure your electronic devices are charged. If they don't switch on, you may not be allowed to take them on to the aircraft.
Charging points are available throughout the airport and a free charging service is provided in Dixons Travel stores.