Security control

When it comes to flying, the uppermost priority is “Safety first!” Even if the security controls and security checks at the Airport sometimes seem bothersome, they are necessary. For us, as the Airport operator, security always has absolute precedence.

Whether you are a passenger, visitor or employee: the Airport Security of Cologne Bonn Airport ensures you can feel safe at all times. We have a comprehensive security concept and are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as camera surveillance and a range of access control systems. Have you not noticed this? Well, that’s good, and it’s all part of our service and we certainly don’t want to cause you any unnecessary inconvenience.

Our security staff work round the clock, 365 days a year. Together with the Federal Police (formerly known as Federal German Border Control), Customs & Excise and the local police, we are present in the terminals, on the aprons and throughout the entire airport area – all for your safety.

Travel tips
  • Keep an eye on your hand baggage and do not leave baggage unattended
  • Explosive materials can be placed in unattended baggage swiftly and inconspicuously by professional criminals without your knowledge
  • Do not take with you baggage from strangers. Refuse to do strangers a favour by taking with you parcels with unknown content at the last minute
  • Keep passports, cash, checks and credit cards in a safe place and, if possible, separate from each other
  • Make photocopies of all documents which you need on holiday and keep the originals separate from the copies while travelling.
  • Make a note of the check numbers - but under no circumstances of your PIN
  • Keep your credit card in view while paying (danger of it being copied) and make sure you are given back your own card
  • Watch out for forged notes. Exchange foreign currency only in banks
  • Persons, cabin baggage and travel baggage are subjected to a safety control before boarding the aircraft in their own interests
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Passenger Control
What can’t you carry in your hand luggage/baggage?

New security rules for hand luggage

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