Each passenger can help to make the security control faster and more relaxed. Good preparation before the flight is the be-all and end-all.
The regulations for hand baggage, the carrying of liquids and an overview of the prohibited items are clearly presented here:
Reserve a time slot for access to the security control at BER free of charge. BER Runway allows you to go directly to security control in Terminal 1 using an extra entrance where your reservation and boarding card are checked, therefore avoiding longer waiting times. We currently expect the waiting time till the start of the security control to be around 5 to 10 minutes thanks to the provision of a separate entrance. Reservations are possible from three days before your flight. You will need your flight number and must enter your email address. We recommend that you reserve a time slot at least two hours before departure. The last reservable time slots are 1 hour prior to departure for Schengen flights and 1.5 hours for non-Schengen flights. Please make sure that you arrive at the airport early enough to allow sufficient time to check-in yourself and your baggage before making your way to BER Runway. The time slots are valid 10 minutes before and after the specified time. You can continue to use all general entrances to security control even if you have a reservation for BER Runway or outside the booked time slot.
Take a screening tray yourself and put
separately into the screen trays. When travellers subsequently pass through the security screening, they must not have anything in their hands. Clothing pockets should be completely empty.
Basically, you can use any security control in both terminals. Travellers can find out which security control is least busy on the display boards next to the flight boards on site, on our website and in the Berlin Airport App.