Updated : 07/2013
When travelling by plane from an airport in the EU, you should keep in mind certain security requirements when packing and boarding:
See the rules on prohibited articles in your hand and hold luggage.
Check your airport's website for a detailed list of prohibited items or ask your airline before travelling.
For general safety, all travel items are scanned or otherwise checked before being allowed into airport security zones.
Cockpit doors are kept locked to prevent unauthorised persons from entering the flight deck.
All airlines operating flights that begin or end in the EU must meet certain safety standards. Some airlines across the world operate in conditions below European safety levels and may therefore either:
If you are concerned about aircraft safety, you can check the list of airlines banned within the EU.Still need help?
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In this case, the 28 EU member states + Iceland, Norway and Switzerland
In this case, the 27 EU member states + Iceland, Norway and Switzerland