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Advice for seasonal air travellers

12 December 2013

​​​As Christmas approaches, anyone flying out of the Island is advised to consider how they are going to transport gifts and other goods on their flight. 

Airport security

To avoid the disappointment of items being refused carriage at Jersey Airport's security check-in, passengers should pay special attention to what can and cannot be taken on the flight. The rules are:

  • wrapped presents must be in checked-in hold luggage
  • perfumes, pastes, gels, jams, preserves, dairy products, lotions and other liquids must also be carried in checked-in luggage
  • presents carried as part of hand baggage must remain unwrapped as they are subject to a physical examination
  • liquid items in containers of less than 100ml can be carried as part of hand luggage but must be put in a single, clear resealable bag and presented at security search, where they will be subject to a liquid testing process

Ports terminal security manager Ruth Thomas said “It is perfectly understandable at this time of the year that people are travelling with a higher than usual number of presents and we want them to have as smooth a journey as possible through the airport. However, strict security measurements remain in place which all airports must adhere to, even at Christmas.

"We hope that by giving our passengers a reminder of what they are allowed to carry on board, there will be fewer problems, such as items being denied boarding at security search.”

Christmas crackers

Passengers are also reminded that while Christmas crackers are not allowed in hand baggage, some airlines may accept them for travel provided they are stored in checked-in hold luggage.

Crackers are only permitted if they:

  • are factory-produced
  • remain in the box unopened
  • are limited in quantity

No home-made crackers, ‘party poppers’ or any other types of explosive device are allowed to be carried in the cabin or in the baggage hold by any airline.

Items that carry restrictions can be found on the safety and security requirements section of Jersey Airport's website.

Airline regulations

To avoid the disappointment of items being refused carriage, Jersey Airport strongly advises passengers with specific queries to contact the airline they are travelling with before departure.

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