Stockholm Skavsta Airport

Security Information

Your safety and security is our top priority.

All passengers and all luggage will be searched before starting the journey.

Enhanced security can take time, so please be patient with any additional personal and luggage searches.



security prohibited items

Be in time for check-in, this time may differ depending on the airline, please check with your airline.

Since September 2005 all those travelling by air will be required to present identification documents when checking-in and embarking.

Pack all articles, which can be classed as pointed weapons, this includes scissors, nail files, knives, cork-screws and tools or any liquids in larger receptacles than 1 dl, in the baggage that is to be checked-in.

Put all liquid that you want to bring as cabin luggage, in less than 1 dl receptacles, in a 1 liter plastic bag. Only one bag per passenger is allowed.

If any sharp instruments or liquids are found during the security controls, the traveller will be asked to go back to the check-in counter and check-in the article or throw the article away.

New x-ray for checked in luggage might affect your film, pack all film in hand luggage to be on the safe side.

Keep your boarding card ready for inspection at the security entrance.


Checked-in Luggage

The usual baggage allowance on scheduled and charter flights may vary, depending on the airline operator. Please check with your travel agent or airline prior to travelling.

Checked in luggage will be search by x-ray in the baggage sorting area.




We highly recommend that you pack liquids (including gels, pastes, lotions, liquid solid mixtures and pressurized containers) in your checked-in baggage as there are strict rules about taking them through security.
If you must take these items through security, you are limited to maximum 100 mls containers, all of them packed in a transparent, resealable 1 litre plastic bag (see illustration) which must be shown separately from your bag at security. Maximum 1 plastic bag per person.

The only exceptions are:

  • medication and/or dietary products essential for your flight.
  • baby food and milk, essential for your flight.
  • Duty free goods in a sealed security bag, with receipt, purchased at an airport or on board the airplane (so called STEB).

These exceptions will be screened with special technical equipment in the Security Check (new regulations from 31 January 2014)

For more information, please visit the Swedish Transport Agency's website (Transportstyrelsen).


Identitfication control

The EU requires all member states to guarantee that the person checking-in the baggage is also a passenger on the same flight. This is nothing new and has been a requirement in Sweden for the last 10 years. Airlines must guarantee that the same number of people who are checked-in also take a seat on the same flight.

However, the EU Commission has a different interpretation. The Commission wants guarantees that the person checking-in the baggage is also the same person who is a passenger on the flight. This interpretation requires all EU member states to introduce identification controls.

Approved identification documents are:

  • Passport
  • National ID-card (Swedish National ID-card only valid for travelling between the Schengen countries, see below. Other contries' National ID-card may be valid for travelling also outside the Schengen countries, check with the Passport Authorities)
Schengen countries
Austria Lithuania
Belgium Luxembourg
Czech Republic Malta
Denmark Netherlands
Estonia Norway (non EU-member
Finland Poland
France Portugal
Germany Slovakia
Greece Slovenia
Hungary Spain
Iceland Sweden
Italy Switzerland (non EU-member)

Security Checkpoint

To shorten the time taken for each traveller to pass through the control area, thus avoiding long queues:

  • Empty your pockets of mobile telephones, keys and coins before entering the security control area.
  • Place these items in the hand baggage. The hand baggage will then be placed on the conveyor belt or in a box and passed through the x-ray machine together with your coat and belt, if it has a big buckle.
  • The articles in the hand baggage will not set the alarm ringing and nor will you when walking through the security control area. Even if you do not set of the alarm you might be selected for a manual check.
  • Computers and larger electronical equipment must be taken out of their bags and x-rayed separately.
  • The plastic bag with liquids must be controlled separately. All other allowed liquids will be screened separately by special technical equipment.
  • Remember that if any sharp items or liquid are found during the security controls, the traveller will be asked to throw the article away.

Prohibited articles

A new Commission Regulation relating to aviation security came into force on 29 April 2010. These regulations list, amongst other things, those items not permitted on aircraft and is intended as a guide for those travelling by air.

These regulations list those items which are not to be packed in hand baggage carried onto the aircraft as well as those items not permitted in baggage to be checked-in.
The list is in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 17 which is a specialised agency of the United Nations and applicable to countries not only within the EU but also the 188 member states of ICAO.

If you would like more information of what is applicable for each airline, please look under the respective Airline heading.

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