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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

Important information

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.

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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.

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.

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.