Although Hungary joined the Schengen zone on 21 December, 2007 the traffic changes at Budapest airport – similarly to all other airports in the region - will take affect on 30 March, 2008.
In practice it means that the control of travel documents will go on unchanged until the end of March.
Budapest Airport would be ready to implement the requirements and physically separate the Schengen and non-Schengen passengers as soon as the first day of 2008.
Due to international agreements the new procedures of passenger traffic will change uniformly at all new Schengen-airports on the first day of the aviation summer timetable.Budapest Airport
New EU passenger security rules at Ferihegy
from 6 November 2006
Passengers are now allowed to take only small quantities of liquids on board
Information movies: When packing(8M) At the terminal (29M)
New regulations will be in force for passenger security screening at Budapest Airport, with effect from Monday, 6 November 2006.
The new rules are in accordance with the new European Union regulation adopted to protect passengers against the threat of liquid explosives. The new rules apply at all airports in the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland and to all passengers departing from airports in the EU, whatever their destination.
The new security rules restrict the amount of liquids, pastes and gels that passengers can take through security checkpoints.
Ban on liquids, pastes and gels
Passengers are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids, pastes and gels in their hand luggage.
• Containers must have a maximum single unit volume of 100 ml
• Containers must be packed in one transparent and re-sealable plastic bag of no more than 1 litre capacity.
Passengers need to provide their own plastic bag!
Plastic bags can be purchased at Relay shops in the main halls of both terminals.
• Liquids have to be shown at security screeningAll liquids above 100 ml will be confiscated!
In hand luggage, passenger can carry medicines and essential dietary products, including baby foods, for use during the trip. However, passengers may need to provide proof of authenticity.
Shopping at the airport
Shopping as usual after security. Passengers can buy liquids, such as drinks and perfumes, as usual in airport shops. Passengers transferring airport in the EU can take the purchased item with them in a sealed bag, but in that case they are not allowed to open the bag before screening at the airport of transfer.Passengers from outside the EU who transfer through an EU airport will have their liquids, pastes and gels confiscated, even if they were bought in an airside store.
Additional security measurements
Passengers must take off their jacket and coats. Those items will be screened separately. All laptop computers and other large electrical devices must be removed from hand luggage for separate screening.
Advice to passengers
To save time, and save hassle we advise passengers to pack all liquids in hold luggage.For smooth security screening please follow the instructions. We advise our passengers to be co-operative and patient – your safety and security is our top priority.
List of liquids:
Aerosols, ball deodorants
Gels, hair gels
Liquid solid mixtures
Pastes, tooth pastes
And any other item of similar consistency
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