Security Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Airport Security at Paris-CDG

Learn about Security procedures at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
Prepare yourself for screening by knowing what you can and cannot take on board.
Articles which do not comply with security regulations will be confiscated.

Related page > Liquids rule

Security checklist

  • Only pack essentials in your hand baggage, place only valuables and items required for the flight.
  • Ensure liquids and gels are in 100ml. containers and placed in transparent 1 litre zip-lock bag.
  • Make sure you are not carrying bags belonging to other people, any items that do not belong to you.
  • Make sure that you haven’t packed any prohibited items before checking in.
  • Make sure your electronic devices are charged. If they don’t switch on, you may not be allowed to take them on to the aircraft.

Items prohibited

Hand Luggage

Liquids + 100ml.

No liquids, creams, gels, pastes, aerosols, etc…
in containers with a capacity exceeding 100 ml.

Liquids rule in hand baggage

Weapons, blunt and sharp objects

No weapons, blunt objects, sharp objects, projectiles and/or items that resemble them.

Dangerous goods

These include explosives and flammable objects, chemical or toxic substances, firearms, etc…

Hold luggage

Dangerous goods

For safety reasons, the following items cannot be taken on to an aircraft.
Please do not pack them in either hand baggage or hold luggage.

Flammable liquids and solids.
Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
Organic peroxides.
Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
Wet-cell car batteries.
Magnetrons. Instruments containing mercury.
Instruments containing magnets.
Fireworks and pyrotechnics.
Non-safety matches.
Fire lighter, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment.
Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges.

Prepare for security screening

  • All passengers must pass through a metal detector before entering the departure lounge.
  • All hand luggage will be X-ray screened.

Fly through security, make your inspection easier and faster…
Before you arrive at the airport, prepare yourself and understand the screening process outlined below :

Put coins, keys, mobile phones and other small items

in your coat or hand baggage

Place your hand baggage and coat into a tray

Place any liquid items, correctly bagged,

into a tray

Place laptops and large electrical/electronic items

separately in a tray

Present your boarding pass for verification

Pass through the walk-through metal detector

Please note that you may be subject to an enhanced security screening process, if required.

Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM)

  • Passengers using a wheelchair who are unable to stand will be checked separately in a security booth.
    If you are using an electric wheelchair, the motor must be disconnected from the battery.
  • If you are carrying medication (aerosol pumps, syringes,…) or rely on special aids (e.g. prostheses), please have the relevant medical certificate available and notify the security staff or your airline.
  • If you wear a pacemaker, please inform the security staff.