Security is always a top priority at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. On-site security measures are regularly monitored, and the airport continues to meet stringent security standards set by the UK Department for Transport and the EU.
All departing passengers are subject to security screening prior to entering the departure lounge and boarding their aircraft. Glasgow Prestwick Airport reminds passengers that sharp items, such as nail clippers, scissors, pocket knives and metal nail files, should not be packed in hand luggage. Please ensure any items of this nature are packed in your checked (hold) luggage. Detection of these items at screening points will require you to surrender them to be destroyed.
Please ensure you do not carry any flammable liquids, gases, or other dangerous goods with you or in your bags. Those items will also be removed by security staff when detected. If you are unsure what you can pack, please see the following pages:
- Preparing for your flight
- Restricted & Dangerous goods
- Security Restrictions: Liquids, Aerosols and Gels
Laptop computers must be removed from bags at the passenger security screening point and screened separately. Electronic equipment will not be damaged by x-ray screening.
Checked (hold) luggage is also subject to screening. Please contact your airline for further information about what can and cannot be taken on board, either in hand luggage or in your checked (hold) luggage.
Baggage must never be left unattended in public areas. All such baggage will be treated as suspicious. All baggage should be clearly tagged with your name and contact details.
Laptops & Electrical Items
Laptop computers and other large electrical items (e.g. a large hairdryer) must be removed from bags at the passenger security screening point and screened separately.
Electronic equipment will not be damaged by x-ray screening.
Essential Medical Equipment
Passengers are permitted to carry medical equipment essential for use during the duration of their trip through the passenger security screening point.
Where possible, the equipment should be contained within one item of hand luggage, and should be accompanied by supporting documentation from the relevant qualified medical professional.
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General Security Information
UK Aviation Security - view the UK Department for Transport's website.