Welcome to HAM Depart & Arrive Security Check

Security Check

Sicherheitskontrolle by Oliver Sorg

Hamburg Airport has a central security control for both terminals, which is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on level 1 of the plaza. You must go through security to get to the departure gates. Here, we give you tips on how to get through the security check quickly and stress-free.

How to get through the security check quickly:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5.  Follow instructions given by security staff

New stations for pre-sorting hand luggage


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.

Baggage Infomation for Passengers

New control lanes in the central security control


With immediate effect, the new control lanes at Hamburg Airport will enable three passengers at each control point to place their luggage on the belt at the same time. This way, travelers can overtake each other and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Especially experienced passengers can get through security checks more quickly.


Travelers with children can use our specially set up family lane!

Federal police force

Wurde Ihnen etwas gestohlen oder haben Sie ein anderes polizeiliches Anliegen? Die Flughafen-Wache der Bundespolizei und die Hamburger Polizei stehen Ihnen in der Abflugebene zwischen Terminal 2 und der Airport Plaza zur Verfügung.


Passagiere, die anmeldepflichtige Waren und Wertgegenstände oder größere Summen an Bargeld aus Deutschland ausführen möchten, können dies am Counter des Zolls in Terminal 1 anmelden und Ausfuhrbescheinigungen beantragen. Auch bei Fragen rund um das Thema Zoll stehen Ihnen die Zollbeamten beratend zur Seite.

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Bulky baggage
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