Most airlines operating from East Midlands Airport allow a single item of hand baggage plus an airport shopping bag per passenger.
We would remind all passengers that each airline has their own policy regarding the amount of hand baggage allowed on their aircraft and we strongly recommend that information regarding this is sought directly from the Airline before travel.
Laptop computers and other complex items of electrical equipment must be removed from hand luggage and screened separately.
In line with the Government announcement regarding all UK airports, electronic items larger than 16 x 9.3 x 1.5 cm will not be allowed into the cabin of flights coming into East Midlands Airport from:
These items must go into the hold and passengers are advised to liaise with their airline on how to facilitate this.
This will only affect passengers flying into East Midlands from these countries, and not any departing from here. It will however affect passengers’ return journey, when they come back into East Midlands Airport.
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Food items and powders in your hand luggage can obstruct images on x-ray machines. Your bags may need to be checked again manually by security. You can put these items in your hold luggage to minimise delays.
Containers larger than 100ml/100g such as drinks bottles (including water), even though it might only contain 100ml/100g, are NOT permitted.
If you need to, you can take small quantities of liquids through security. But only if they are carried in a single, clear, re-sealable plastic bag and each item is placed in a separate container no greater than 100ml/100g. A re-sealable freezer bag – approximately 20cm x 20cm or smaller - is about the right size.
To save time and expense please come prepared with your own correctly sized plastic bag; however plastic bags can be purchased in the terminal. Plastic bag vending machines are located in the check in hall before security.
Essential medicines that you will need during your trip must be checked through security. Again, they have to be in your clear, plastic, re-sealable bag and in containers of less than 100ml/100g.
For essential medicines of more than 100ml/100g, you will require supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional and prior approval from the airline. This applies to everything from cough medicine through to insulin.
When travelling with a baby you’re allowed to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water for the journey. In some cases this will be over 100ml.
You can carry breast milk in hand luggage even if you’re not travelling with a baby. You can’t carry frozen breast milk in hand luggage.
Individual containers of breast milk must hold no more than 2,000ml. Each container will need to be screened at the security point. Airport staff might need to open the containers to screen the liquids.
|Item||Allowed in hand luggage||Allowed in hold luggage|
|Breast milk||Yes, in containers up to 2,000ml||Yes|
|Frozen breast milk||No||Yes|
|Formula milk, cow’s milk||Yes (baby must be present)||Yes|
|Sterilised water for the baby||Yes (baby must be present)||Yes|
|Soya milk for babies||Yes (baby must be present)||Yes|
|Baby food||Yes (baby must be present)||Yes|
|Cooling gel packs||Yes||Yes|
A baby is considered to be 0-36 months old.