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With Gatwick security measures being of the utmost importance, for both your safety and that of your fellow passengers, take a moment to read this information on cabin baggage size and authorised liquids.

Gatwick Airport Security - Hand Luggage ...

Use the links below to find the information you need about Hand Luggage Security at Gatwick Airport.

Cabin Baggage and Size Allowed
Only one item per passenger is allowed through the airport search point with a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (note: the re-sealable bag must be able to fit within the cabin bag). Additional items, for example hand bags, will be required to fit inside the one permitted item of carry on baggage.
Screened, but permitted are walking aids, wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Outsize Items
All items of luggage which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size (maximum length 56 cm, width of 45 cm and depth of 25 cm) must be checked in to be placed in the aircraft hold.

An exception to this is musical instruments, these are allowed on the craft as a second item of hand baggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before travelling if any special arrangements need to be made.
Authorised Liquids
Some liquids are now allowed through airport security check points, but restrictions apply on the quantity of liquids that can be taken.
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids - not greater than 100ml - but only within separate containers.
These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag. See picture below - that must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cms x 20cms). With the contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag sealed. Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids.
Liquids that can not be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.
'Liquids' includes:
  • All drinks, including water, syrups and soups
  • Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara etc
  • Pastes like toothpastes
  • Gels like shower and hair gel
  • Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency
Liquid Baby Food
Flying with baby foods - please be advised that baby foods and sterilised water are permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit but only sufficient for the journey. These liquids will be subject to a taste test at airport security.
Essential Liquid Medicines
Flying with medicines - please be advised that it is permitted to take essential medicines for the duration of your trip but they will be subject to the following authentications. You must obtain written permission from the airline and the airport. You should also have documentation from a qualified medical professional such as your GP or consultant.
Laptops and Electrical Items
Laptops and large electrical items carried in your hand luggage e.g. a hairdryer have to be screened separately but are permitted within the regulation sized hand luggage.

Also note that a laptop bag is considered your one item that is allowed in the cabin.
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