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At Hamburg Airport there is a central security check for both terminals, which is the responsibility of the federal police. The security checkpoint is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on Level 1 of the Plaza. All passengers must go through security to get to the departure gates. Here, the federal police provides tips on how to get through the security check quickly and stress-free.

The federal police informed: How to get through the security check quickly

  • Keep your plane ticket and important documents at hand: Your boarding pass and important ID or medication documents for prescription medication that you need to carry in your hand luggage must be available at any time during the inspection.
  • Pay attention to the prescribed luggage dimension: The hand luggage dimensions vary depending on the airline. Please inform yourself in good time about the permitted dimensions.
  • Pay attention to the permissible fluid regulations: Liquids of max. 100ml per container are to be transported in hand luggage in a bag provided for this purpose. Do not take sharp or pointed objects with you. Liquid medication as well as baby and special foods that you require during a flight can also be carried in large quantities in your hand luggage.
  • Put electronic devices on the belt separately: Electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets or cameras must be removed from your hand luggage during the security check and placed separately in a box provided.
  •  Follow instructions given by security staff

Baggage Infomation for Passengers

NEW - Star Alliance Biometrics

Star Alliance Biometrics at Hamburg Airport Oliver Sorg Star Alliance Biometrics at Hamburg Airport

Service for Miles & More members from Lufthansa, Austrian, and SWISS:

The Star Alliance biometric facial recognition system gives you seamless access to the central security checkpoint (via the fast lanes in Terminals 1 and 2) and selected gates. A simple look at the camera is sufficient; your boarding pass can stay in your pocket. To use the service, register at least 24 hours before your flight with the Miles & More app or Lufthansa app. Data Protection Statement: Data Protection Statement for users of the Star Alliance Biometric Hub - Hamburg Airport (hamburg-airport.de)

Complete details on biometric facial recognition and registration:

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Support - Stations for pre-sorting hand luggage

Stations for presorting hand luggage at Hamburg Airport Oliver Sorg Stations for presorting hand luggage at Hamburg Airport

From now on, passengers can find out what they are allowed to carry in their hand luggage at our new pre-sorting stations. We provide space to stow their liquids in transparent, resealable bags and to dispose of unauthorized items. This saves travelers time at the checkpoint.


Special lanes

People with reduced mobility (PRM) or travelers with small children (under 3 years) can take our specially arranged PRM - / family lane from now on.

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Customs / Export

Passengers wishing to export goods and valuables requiring declaration or large sums of cash from Germany can declare this at the Customs counter in Terminal 1 and apply for export certificates. Customs officers are also available to answer any questions you may have about customs.

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Baggage on the plane - rules & regulations
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Carry-on baggage
What is allowed in hand luggage and how many pieces of hand luggage are allowed per person? These regulations apply to hand luggage.
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Bulky baggage
At what dimensions does baggage become oversized baggage and where is bulky baggage checked in? These provisions must be observed.