Security checks

We value your security! Passengers must undergo a security check prior to moving to their gate. We would like to thank you for your understanding in this respect. Security personnel will check you for metal objects with a detector. Your handbag and hand baggage are checked in an X-ray machine. But there's no need to worry: your films will not be damaged as a result. Just one more tip from us: place your coat or jacket and any objects containing metal (e.g. keys or loose change) in the containers provided - this will speed up your inspection! And make sure you are not in possession of prohibited articles! Detailed information in this respect is available in the baggage regulations section of the Departures menu.

Please note that any notebook, video camera or photo camera in your possession will be subject to close examination.

Passengers with a cardiac pacemaker should contact personnel prior to the security check!

Please ensure that you arrive at your airline check-in desk in good time before your flight (we recommend two hours before departure). Please also note that, due to increased security measures, identity checking procedures may take longer.

Baggage policy

Passport and customs checks

Requiring registration and free goods

Goods declaration

Goods intended for retail, trade or commercial use should always be declared, regardless of their value. This also applies to goods subject to prohibitions or limitations (e.g. narcotics, weapons, ammunition, protected animals and plants). Infringements of the Washington Agreement on the Protection of Species will be strictly dealt with and can entail severe fines or custodial sentences. Product piracy is also not regarded as a minor offence! Please do not purchase any counterfeit products. Even the smallest quantities of such will be confiscated by customs officers and can result in prosecution.

*Schengen states

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia, Switzerland and Slovakia

Important for travellers to the USA:

As of 12 January 2009 all citizens of VWP-countries, who travel to the United States for business or private reasons, must request an ESTA-permission. For further information, please take a look at the website of the US-embassy.

customs checks

There are no regular customs checks for departures from Germany. Please note however that goods subject to export limitations must be declared in all cases. Customs officers conduct random inspections to prevent any abuses. Please contact your nearest customs office in good time prior to your journey if you are in any doubt as to whether goods which you wish to take abroad are subject to any permit regulations.

US-embassy More information: Further information: Card and cash transactions