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Security at Barcelona BCN Airport

Security Forces (National Police, Civil Guard, Regional Police, Municipal Police, etc.) and privately contracted security guards ensure the safety of passengers at Spanish airports. All passengers accessing boarding areas must pass through a security control by walking through a metal detector arch and passing their hand baggage and any other objects they may be carrying through X-ray screening equipment. Similarly, in line with European Union regulations, a series of measures are applied at Aena airports to reinforce the safety of passengers and flights without affecting the quality of service provided by airports. These measures, which are obligatory in all EU member countries, include the inspection of 100% of checked-in luggage and random manual inspections of passengers and hand luggage. European Commission Regulation (EU) 185/2010 dated 4 March, which lays down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, lists the prohibited articles, differentiating between those that passengers may not carry into security restricted areas or the cabin of an aircraft, and those not allowed in checked-in baggage destined for the aircraft hold.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Whether you're a seasoned jet-setter or a first-time flyer, iFly.com has everything you need to make your airport experience stress-free. Check out these helpful tips for traveling to, from, or through BCN: 

  • Take advantage of the free wifi and explore the web if you have some time before your departure! Additionally, you can relax, grab a snack, and browse the shops.
  • If you're looking for ways to pass the time before your flight takes off, check out these cool layover ideas at Barcelona Airport.
  • If you want to know if your flight might be late, check out the arrival status of the inbound flight.
  • Are you planning a trip to the airport and unsure of the different parking options and their associated costs? Check out this link to find out the locations and fees for both on-airport and off-airport parking.
  • If you need to know what business services are available, like copy machines, postal services, or notaries, please check here.
  • If you are travelling within the local area and need a fast way to reach your destination, take a look at the airport shuttle options available here.