Important Updates

Customer advice on liquids when travelling out of Birmingham Airport

Effective 9th June 2024 0001 hours – A new Government Directive has been issued nationwide across all ports.  This new directive means that the containers passengers are carrying in their hand luggage, when leaving Birmingham Airport (BHX), can be no more than 100ml in liquids, pastes and gels until further notice.

Advice to customers travelling out of Birmingham Airport:

  • Only liquids, pastes and gels in containers up to 100ml can be carried in hand luggage – anything larger needs to be in checked in luggage.
  • No liquids above this size.
  • Anything above the 100ml will be removed and destroyed.
  • There is no limit on the amount of under 100mls containers that can be carried.
  • Containers that can carry more than a 100ml, such as insulated bottles, are permitted but need to be completely empty.
  • Do not put your liquids, pastes and gels into plastic bags (please leave them loose in hand luggage).
  • Do not take them out of your hand luggage when you're in the security search area.
  • Leave all electricals in hand luggage during the security search.
  • When going through security please ensure all items are out of pockets including phones, keys, coins and tissues etc. Watches can be left on.

How customers can prepare for travel:

  • Travelling with Jet2 or TUI before noon? You can drop your bags off the day before. On the day you travel make your way to join the security queue on the ground floor. 
  • Make sure you arrive when your check-in opens, this can be found on your booking information. 
  • If you have checked in online, and have no hold baggage, please arrive at the time advised by your airline and make your way to join the security queue on the ground floor. 
  • Know your Check-In Zone inside the terminal: 
    • Zone A for Jet2,
    • Zone D for Emirates,
    • Zones B & C for all other airlines
  • Our new security area construction works are still on-going. This means the queuing area for security is mainly downstairs. 
  • Please note that all passengers arriving by train are required to head to the ground floor to join the queue for security.

Birmingham Airport is one of the first UK airports to meet the Government directive for new security equipment.

The airport has taken this opportunity to building for its future by building a new security search area that will be streamlined, speedier and simpler.

Find out more in our press release - Government directive - 100ml only on liquids, pastes and gels

Advice to customers purchasing Express Lane security tickets

Birmingham Airport offers a limited Express Lane service for access through security. This service can only be purchased through the official Birmingham Airport website, or through certain airline partners.

Customers who cannot find the time slot they need are advised that this means it is fully booked for that time slot.

Express Lane can only be booked through Birmingham Airport’s website here, not through third party companies. Companies such as MyTripOnline and that claim to sell Express Lane for Birmingham Airport are not valid for use at the airport.

Further information about our Express Lane security service, can be found here.

Please note Premium Arrivals Fast Track is a service for arriving passengers to Birmingham Airport. This allows passengers to gain faster access to Passport Control at the UK Border Force checkpoint. and TUI day before bag drop Twilight Check-in is available from 16:30-21:00 every day. This is available to anyone who has a flight before 12pm, you can drop your bags the night before travel in zone A.

For further information about's Twilight Check-in service, please visit Jet2's FAQ page here.

TUI twilight bag drop is available from 14:00 - 21:00 every day. This is available to anyone who has a flight before 12pm, you can drop your bags the night before travel in zone B.

For more information about TUI's bag drop service, please see TUI's FAQ page here.

Please see screens in the terminal to help locate the exact desk in use.

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