Security at Bahrain BAH Airport

Safety and security are our highest priority. We would like to assure you that Bahrain International Airport, in full cooperation with the government, the airlines and all our other business partners are always working to ensure your safety.

Before departing for the airport please check your flight is on time and confirm what time your airline requires you to check in. Please be patient if you have to queue at the check-in desks, security control or your gate – the security checks we employ as you pass through the airport, ensure the safety of all our passengers.

At the airport:
Please don't be concerned by the security checks or by the presence of armed police at the airport. This is for your safety and your cooperation with searches would be appreciated. Please make sure you keep your baggage with you at all times and alert staff to any unattended package or bag – abandoned baggage causes security alerts and may be removed and destroyed.

Security control and boarding:
To reach the departure lounges you will pass through security control where your boarding card will be inspected and you and your hand luggage screened. You need to remove jackets and coats and place them with your hand luggage (including handbags, cameras, mobile phones, computers, calculators, keys, coins, etc) in trays or on the belt to pass through the x-ray machine.

Some passengers and/or flights may be selected for additional searches at security control or at the departure gate; including hand searches supported by explosives trace detection equipment. Passengers are chosen at random for these searches – please don't be concerned or offended. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us ensure the safety and security of all passengers.

Packing tips:
Help us reduce the queues at security control by ensuring that you do not pack prohibited items in your hand luggage or hold baggage. The following items must not be packed in your hand luggage. They must be placed in your hold baggage. If these items are discovered in your hand luggage they will be confiscated and not returned:
• Scissors (except where both blades are round-ended or less than three centimetres).
• Razor blades (razors that have the blade set into a plastic moulding are allowed, but razors that can be opened and the razor blade    removed are prohibited).
• Knives with blades of any length
• Household cutlery (large spoons/tablespoons are NOT permitted, however small teaspoons are allowed).
• Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons, for which proof will be required).
• Tools (including multi-tools and penknives).
• Catapults.
• Corkscrews.
• Walking/hiking poles.
• Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic).
• Sporting bats.
• Darts.
• Billiard, snooker or pool cues.
•The weight of each bag shouldn't exceed 32 kgs.

For safety reasons, there are a number of items that cannot be taken onto any aircraft, so please do not pack them in any luggage (hand or hold):
• 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.
• Non-safety matches.
• Fire lighters, 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.

On certain routes you may be required to collect your baggage for extra screening before checking in for your connecting flight. Please help us by allowing plenty of time between your flights and following our packing guidelines.

Passengers are advised that due to security arrangements in place at the airport lockers are not available for use.
We ask that you do not leave luggage unattended at any time in or at the front of the terminal.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.




Passengers are only allowed to carry liquids, gels in containers of 100ml or less in their hand – carry luggage. These containers must be packed in ONE transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than 1litre in capacity. Passengers should check-in liquids, gels beyond the quantity allowed. Passengers are advised that these regulations may also be applied to transfer passengers, you are therefore strongly advised to check with you airline on the restrictions being applied at your airport of departure or transfer point.

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