Security measures

Airport security measures

Airports all over the world need to ensure the safety of all persons, passengers and employees at all times. Ljubljana Airport therefore consistently implements prescribed security measures and asks all passengers for patience, understanding and cooperation in order to make the trip to your destination fast, smooth and safe.

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Baggage safety instructions

For safety reasons, certain potentially dangerous items are prohibited or restricted from the aircraft. We recommend that you acquaint yourself with the rules before packing your baggage to avoid any inconvenience during the airport security screening.

Liquids in hand baggage

You can only carry small amounts of liquids in your hand baggage. They must be stored in individual containers with a maximum volume of 100 millilitres. These containers must be stored in individual transparent resealable plastic bags with a maximum volume of 1 litre. If you do not have your own bag, you can acquire it at the airport check-in counters. Read more about the liquids allowed in hand baggage as set by EU regulation on liquids allowed on board the aircraft and on advice on how to prepare them for security screening.

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of similar consistency.

Duty-free liquids, purchased at any airport or from any carrier, can be carried in hand baggage. Duty-free liquid and the invoice must be sealed in a security bag with a red border at the time of purchase. Do not open the bag until you arrive at your final destination. Airport security may need to open the bag for inspection. If you are on a connecting flight, please notify airport security so that your duty-free purchase can be repackaged in a new sealed security bag.

Medicines and essential food, including baby food, that you will use during the trip, can be carried in your hand baggage. You may need to prove that you urgently need them.

Hazardous substances

Passengers and crew are generally prohibited from bringing hazardous substances on board an aircraft, regardless of where they are placed (hand baggage, checked baggage or on a person). Nevertheless, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) allows for exceptions that comply with the rules. These exceptions are listed in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) table
We would like to remind you that airlines or individual countries can set even stricter rules. Carriers may even refuse to transport hazardous substances, so contact your carrier in due time for more details.

Prohibited items

Potentially dangerous items are not allowed on the plane and may not be put inside hand baggage, so they will be confiscated during security screening. Such items can be placed in checked baggage. It is important that you follow the rules and not bring objects that could present a security risk to the airport.

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles

Devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Bows, cross bows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • Devices to stun or kill animals
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Razor blades
  • Box cutters
  • Knives with blades longer than 6 cm
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
  • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords and sabres

Work tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or shaft longer than 6 cm capable of being used as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

All blunt objects capable of being used to cause serious injury by hitting, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • Martial arts equipment

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
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Do not leave your baggage unattended

For security reasons, never leave your baggage unattended at the airport. Due to precautionary safety measures, there is a chance that unattended baggage will be taken away by airport security.

Passenger Security Screening

For security reasons, all passengers and carry-on baggage must undergo a security screening before entering the airport departure area. The security personnel and the police take security very seriously, so they will act in accordance with the prescribed procedures and authorisations on suspicion that you are in possession of any prohibited items.

How airport passenger security screening is carried out?

  • Make sure you have your boarding passes and ID documents ready as passengers are not allowed to enter the departure area without a boarding pass.
  • Laptops need to be removed from the carry-on bags before the screening.
  • Only small amounts of liquids can be taken on board in your carry-on baggage. Liquids must be stored in individual travel-sized containers that are 100 millilitres or less per item. These containers must be packed in a transparent, plastic ziplock bag with a capacity of not more than one litre per passenger. Ziplock bags are available at the airport check-in desks.
  • Before the security screening, remove all metal personal items – belts, money, keys, large-sized metal jewellery, watches etc. – and place them in a dedicated bin.
  • Sharp and pointed items are not allowed in the carry-on baggage, so it is recommended that you keep them in your checked baggage.
  • Footwear with metal sole parts can set off the alarm at the walk-through the metal detector, so it is recommended that you place them in a dedicated bin for x-ray screening.
  • Passengers with a pacemaker should inform the security personnel about it before the screening.
  • Keep the number of your electronic devices to a minimum. Keep in mind that it takes a longer time to inspect and screen these devices.
  • Make sure your luggage contains no prohibited items and that you are not carrying any other people's belongings. Hand over any items received from unknown persons to the staff for inspection at check-in.
  • Do not wrap gifts and packages as you may be asked to unwrap them for security-check reasons.
  • Keep valuables, such as jewellery, cash, laptop etc., in your carry-on baggage.