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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.

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How to prepare for security

Can I take … ?

Answers to questions we've been asked about UK airport security restrictions.

Security (body) scanners

For the benefit of all passengers' security, passengers may be required to be screened using security (body) scanning equipment.

Further information can be found on our security FAQs page, or by visiting the Department for Transport website.


Please check with your airline before travelling with a hoverboard in your baggage. Some airlines are not accepting them on flights.

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.

Electronic devices

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.

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