The security check separates the public area of the airport from the aviation security area to which passengers are granted entry with their boarding cards. The checking of persons and hand luggage ensures that only booked passengers are granted entry and that forbidden items do not find their way into the sensitive aviation security area.
In Terminal 1 there are 36 security checkpoints for departing passengers, spread over five security areas. Passengers may use any of the security checkpoints in the check-in hall or in the neighbouring pavilions in order to gain access to the airside of Terminal 1. The travellers are informed as to which security checkpoint is the least busy on the display boards next to the flight boards in the airport building itself, on the homepage of the BER website berlin-airport.de and in the Berlin Airport App.
Every passenger can contribute towards ensuring that things are dealt with more quickly and in a more relaxed manner at the security checkpoint. Good preparation before the flight is the be-all and end-all for this.
An overview of the regulations relating to hand luggage and liquids, plus a list of the forbidden items may be found here:
and what every single person can do to support the process
When the travellers thereafter pass through the personal check, they must not hold anything in their hands. The pockets of their garments should be completely empty.
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