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All you need to know about security at Southampton Airport

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Southampton Airport Security Screening

US and UK Government changes to inbound aviation security

  • Changes announced by the UK and US governments will not have any impact on security procedures for those departing from Southampton Airport.
  • New measures only apply to those passengers travelling to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Southampton Airport is therefore not affected by the changes announced.
  • For more details, please visit the UK Government’s website

Our dedicated security teams are here to help you. Travelling through Southampton Airport should be easy, fast and friendly. We strive to achieve an average security wait time of less than 5 minutes whilst treating you politely and with respect to ensure that you have a positive experience.

We also very much appreciate that undergoing security screening can be frustrating and complicated to some passengers and also that the screening methods you undergo may vary slightly from airport to airport. This is not unintentional because it has been determined that screening methods deployed are most effective if they remain unpredictable and random.

The following information should help you prepare for your security experience before you travel.

A guide on how to prepare for security at Southampton Airport to ensure you breeze through as easily as possible.

This video was made by students from Southampton Solent University through the University's creative agency, Solent Creatives.