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Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is operating ‘business as usual’, however, passengers are advised to allow plenty of time to pass through the Airport.
Passengers should remain vigilant at all times and report anything suspicious to the Police.
Passengers are advised to check in as early as possible, to allow sufficient time to pass through security while the heightened security measures are in effect. Below is a guide to the requirements that are in place as well as advice to help passengers pass through the security check as quickly as possible.
Hand Baggage & The One Bag Rule
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield would like to remind passengers that the restriction of ONE item of hand baggage per person is still in place.
Each passenger is restricted to carrying only one item of hand/cabin baggage (in addition to the re-sealable liquids bag) through the airport search point with a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
A laptop bag is regarded as your one item. Laptop computers and other large electrical items (e.g. a large hairdryer) will have to be removed from cabin baggage and screened separately.
Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted but will be screened.
Liquids - 100ml Rule
Restrictions are in place limiting the amount of liquids that can be taken through the airport search area.
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids, but only within separate containers holding up to 100ml each.
Containers must be placed in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably so that the bag closes properly when sealed.
Only ONE transparent bag of liquids is permitted per passenger, and must be presented for examination at the airport search area.
Remember that ‘Liquids’ includes:
* All drinks, including water, soup, syrups * Cosmetics, creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara, etc * Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants * Pastes, including toothpastes * Gels, including hair and shower gel * Any other solutions and items of similar consistency
Liquid items larger than 100ml must be packed within your hold luggage and checked in to the aircraft hold.
Exceptions to the 100ml rule
Essential medicines may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit, but will be subject to the authentication that is already currently required.
Baby food or milk is exempt from the 100ml rule, however, you should only carry what you need for the flight, and you may be asked to taste the items at the airport search area.
All items of luggage larger than the permitted cabin baggage size (maximum length 56 cm, width of 45 cm and depth of 25 cm) must be checked in to the aircraft hold.
Musical instruments will, as an exception, be allowed as a second item of cabin baggage, but will need to be screened and passengers should check with their airlines if special arrangements (e.g. purchasing an extra seat) for these large instruments will be required.
Preparing for your Journey
Passengers are asked to bear in mind the following advice to help make their passage through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible:
Before you arrive at the Airport:
Limit quantities of what you may need in the cabin for the duration of the flight.
Wherever possible, put liquids in hold baggage.
Prepare the re-sealable bag of liquids before arriving at the airport.
Check any queries you have with the airport or airline before travelling to the airport.
At the Airport Security Point:
Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening as you approach the security check point. It will be screened at the same time as your cabin luggage.
All coats and jackets will have to be removed ready to be screened and items including wallets, keys and belts will have be placed in plastic trays and scanned separately.
If you are carrying a Laptop or any other large electrical item within your cabin luggage then please have it ready for separate screening as you approach the security check.
After the Airport Security Point - Duty Free / Departure Lounge Purchases:
Passengers may take on board liquid items of any size that are purchased after the security check in the Departure Lounge (sometimes referred to as ‘Airside’).
Duty Free or similar purchases will be given to you in a special sealed bag. Do not open this bag until you have reached your final destination. You should also retain your proof of purchase throughout your journey. You will be required to show it at all transfer points.
Please note restrictions apply to duty free purchases made on return journeys where passengers change flights at an EU airport. These are explained in detail in the next section.
Returning To Or Travelling Via The UK
Travelling from an airport in the EU, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland:
The arrangements outlined above will apply, except that larger cabin bags will be permitted on a transitional basis until April 2007.
Travelling from an airport in any other country:
Local arrangements will apply. Special information for transit passengers:
If your journey involves changing flights at any EU airport, special restrictions apply. You may only take duty free purchases through the security check point at your connecting airport if they have been purchased at another EU airport, or on board an aircraft operated by an EU carrier. You will need to show proof of purchase to demonstrate this. Purchases from other airports or on board other airlines may only be carried as hold baggage on the connecting flight.
The member states of the European Union are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.