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Norwich airport baggage and security

Norwich airport, like all other airports, continues to make the safety and security of its customers its highest priority.

Make your journey as smooth as possible and avoid making those queues we all hate longer than they need to be.
It's best to know the rules before you go, so take the time to familiarise yourself with our guide.

Baggage allowances

As you probably know strict rules and restrictions apply for baggage and hand baggage allowances. Here are some general guidelines, however we always recommend you check the exact restrictions with your airline.

Hand baggage should not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Laptops and large electrical items have to be removed from hand luggage and screened separately. Only one piece of hand luggage is allowed per person.
Exceptions do apply for KLM, BMI, Eastern Airways and Flybe passengers travelling in economy plus or business class.
We recommend you contact your airline for further details.

Sharp, pointed or dangerous items are forbidden in hand luggage and will be confiscated when found.

Forbidden items include:

  • household cutlery
  • razor blades
  • tools
  • scissors
  • hypodermic syringes (unless for medical purposes)
  • tweezers
  • corkscrews
  • sporting bats

Restrictions on liquids also apply. In hand luggage liquids are allowed in containers of up to 100ml.All containers must be shown for security inspection in a small, clear re-sealable plastic bag. The bag must not exceed a capacity of one litre.

Liquids include:

  • water and other drinks, soup and syrups
  • creams, lotions and oils
  • perfumes
  • sprays, including deodorants and body sprays
  • pressurized cans and containers
  • pastes including toothpaste
  • liquid-solid mixtures
  • other items of similar consistency

Baby foods, medicines and other essential items that you need during the flight, such as glucose supplements for diabetes, can be taken on your flight in whatever quantity you require. However you may be asked for proof that these items are needed.

Checking in at Norwich airport

It is always advisable to allow yourself plenty of time for checking in. Ensure you have valid passports and documents for your trip. The check-in time for international flights is usually two hours depending on your airline. For domestic flights legal photo identity is required, if you are unsure please check with your airline about which forms of photo identity are accepted.

After check-in you should head straight to security where your hand luggage, including liquids and electrical items, will be searched. Body searches may also be made - be prepared.