All departing and transfer passengers traveling via Istanbul Airport and their baggage are scanned at security checkpoints to prevent prohibited items from letting inside the security restricted areas and aircraft.
Screening methods implemented at the security checkpoints conform to the standards set forth in the National Civil Aviation Security Program and its Annexes published by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, as well as the ICAO Aviation Security Manual (Doc 8973) and ECAC Document 30 Part II.
In order to expedite the process, please consider following the steps below.
Kontrol noktalarından geçerken lütfen acele etmeyiniz.
Aşağıda belirtilen tüm metal ve elektronik nesneleri plastik kutulara yerleştiriniz.
- Coins etc.
You can speed up your passage through the second checkpoints by following the steps below:
RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HAND AND CARRY-ON LUGGAGE
In line with National and International regulations, as of April 1, 2012, passengers can carry Liquids, Aerosols, Gels (LAGs) in their hand luggage (in cabin) enclosed in maximum 100-ml containers all placed in a single 1-liter re-sealable bag on all flights (Domestic - International). The checked baggage (to be carried in the plane hold) is excluded from this restriction.
We recommend packing your belongings containing Liquid, Aerosol, Gel (LAGs), if any, in your check-in (hold) baggage. Otherwise, Liquids, Aerosols, Gels (LAGs), except those allowed in your hand-baggage, will not be allowed through security checkpoints. Liquid, Aeresol, Gel (LAGs) content are allowed in your hand luggage, if enclosed in maximum 100-ml containers, and the quantity cannot exceed limits specified below.
There are various items (hazardous materials) that are not allowed in hold baggage for security concerns.
1- Liquid/Aerosol/Gel (LAGs) Restrictions
(Stored in containers with capacities greater than 100 ml and not sealed in 1-liter bags)
Exceptions to Liquid Restrictions
Liquid-Aerosol-Gel (LAG) substances listed below are allowed onboard the plane with the passenger, and the rules specified here do not apply to these substances.
a) Medications:Medications are allowed onboard with the passenger in their original packaging provided they are prescribed with the passenger's name, or upon the submission of a medical report stating that the passenger relies on these medications.
b) Baby formula Baby formulas are allowed onboard with the passenger in reasonable quantities for the flight, provided the baby is also onboard the plane. If suspected, the passenger may be required to taste the medicine/formula.
c) Items Purchased from Duty-Free Shops: Liquids, Aerosols, Jels (LAGs) purchased at airport duty-free shops or onboard are permitted. Liquids-Aerosols-Gels (LAGs) purchased from duty-free shops are packed in special (tamper evident) bags. Please do not open these bags (STEB) until you pass the security checkpoint.
Otherwise, Liquids-Aerosols-Gel items (LAGs) inside the bag will not be allowed to pass through security checkpoints. If you are going to your destination by transferring at another airport, it is important that you do not open the special duty-free shopping bag provided in the store or on the plane until you reach your final destination. To learn more about liquid restrictions applicable at the airport you will be transferring from, you may refer to duty-free shops at that airport.
Items specified as liquids, gels and sprays above and purchased from duty-free shops are allowed onboard with the passenger provided that:
Packing Liquid - Aerosol - Gel (LAGs) Content
Liquid, Aerosol, Gel (LAGs) contents should be stored in separate containers such as cans and bottles with a maximum capacity of 100 ml. These containers should be packed in a transparent, resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 liter (20 cm x 20 cm). Each passenger is allowed to carry only one such bag, and resealable 1-liter food storage bags can be used for that purpose. Such bags are to be delivered for inspection at the checkpoint and checked separately from your carry-on luggage.
Pointed and Bladed Weapons and Objects
Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Substances and Hazardous/Toxic Substances
Explosives, Components of Explosives and Mechanisms of Detonation
TO LEARN ABOUT BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AIRLINE COMPANY.
If you intend to bring large items such as equipment and gears for skiing, diving etc., please contact your airline company and ask if any special instructions or regulations apply for transporting large belongings such as skis, strollers, parasols, wheelchairs, surfboards, sailboats, fishing rods, diving gear and equipment, backpacks, golf bags, bicycles and musical instruments.
Prohibited Items and liquids that are completely banned from Aircraft and Security Restricted Areas;
Please contact the airline company you are flying if you intend to carry such items.
List of Prohibited Items
1- Lithium Batteries
2- Electronic Cigarettes
E-cigarettes are banned from the hold baggage, and are only allowed with the passenger, or in the hand luggage.
3- UAV's for hobby purposes:
The only factor that may pose a danger in carrying the UAVs in the cabin is the type and capacity of the batteries that they contain. Within the limitations of electronic devices containing lithium batteries specified in ICAO Doc.9284 Technical Instructions, there is no harm in carrying UAVs containing batteries in the cabin.