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 Security and Baggage

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.

When passing through the Initial Security Checkpoints, please:

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.

Items not allowed in hand baggage, but in hold baggage, include:

Liquid Products Purchased from Duty-Free Shops

Firearms, Non-Firearm Weapons, and Parts and Components of Those

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.

Please consider the following as well, while packing your suitcases and hand luggage.

Prohibited Items and Regulations