Special Announcement
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Airport security

Have a Safe Journey

All departing passengers are required to have both their boarding pass and travel document ready for inspection by airport security personnel upon entering the Departures Immigration Hall.

Enhanced security measures are also in place at the airport. To avoid unnecessary delays, make sure you do not pack any “restricted articles” in your hand baggage or carry it on person. If in doubt, please review the list of restricted articles.

Dangerous goods, such as flammable liquids, corrosives substances, gas cylinders, are posing a risk to the safety of the aircraft and are not allowed on board, either as checked or hand baggage. Please refer to the list of dangerous goods for general information, or ask your airline for details.

Security controls on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in hand baggage by departing passengers are now in force at HKIA. In line with the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the security restrictions for carriage of LAGs are:

  • All LAG items carried in hand baggage must be stored in containers of capacity not exceeding 100ml each. Containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if they are partially filled;
  • Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity of one litre or less, which must close completely;
  • The plastic bag must be presented separately from other hand baggage for inspection at the security point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger is permitted;
  • Exemptions may be made for medications, baby milk / food and special dietary requirements, subject to verification.


Click here for the Airport Security FAQ page for FAQs or you may find out more details from the leaflet.

NOTE: Individual destinations or airlines may have different requirements on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels. Please check with your airlines or travel agents in advance.