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Guide to Going Through Security

About Airport Security

Security checks are necessary for the safety of all aircraft, and must be performed on all passengers without exception, in accordance with national regulations set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

At security inspection, in order to prevent any potentially dangerous goods from being brought inside the cabin, all passengers will be required to undergo physical and hand luggage checks.
Please follow the instructions of the security staff as you go through these checks.
For a safe and pleasant flight, we ask all passengers for their understanding and cooperation.

Going Through Security Before Departure

When Packing Your Luggage

  • Packing Your Luggage (Make sure that no hazardous materials are carried onto the aircraft)
  • Please Note!
    • When Packing Your Luggage (Potentially Dangerous Goods Prohibited On Board)

    The size and number of luggage pieces that you can take on board differs from airline to airline. For details please speak to your airline or consult the official homepage of the related company. Furthermore, restrictions apply to certain goods, so please check with your airline before packing.

Carry-on Luggage

*Carry-on luggage refers to that which passengers may bring with them in to the cabin. Certain items deemed as being potentially dangerous are forbidden from being taken on board as hand luggage, or may be subject to restrictions. Please see here for details.

Checked Luggage

*Checked luggage refers to luggage which is handed over to the staff at the airline check-in counter before boarding your flight.

Liquid Restrictions on International Flights

*There are restrictions in place regarding the amount of liquids that may be brought on board an international flight.
Please see here for more details.

At the Airport

At the Airline Check-in Counter
  • Checking in Luggage
  • Please Note!
    • Checking in Your Luggage

    Large bags and items that cannot be carried in to the cabin must be checked in at your airline's check-in counter.
    * Regarding these checks, please follow the instructions of staff.

    Liquids may be packed in to checked luggage, but fragile items may be refused. Luggage rules vary by airline, so please check with your airline in advance.

At Security
  • Carry-on Luggage Check   
Body Check
  • Please Note!
    • Carry-on Luggage Security Check
    • Physical Screening

    Please have your carry-on luggage checked via the x-ray machine.

    For efficient movement at security, we ask that you remove your plastic bag of liquids from your bag, as well as laptops, notebook computers and other electronic items, ready to show to the inspector. Also, please note that coats and jackets are checked separately from other items. You will be guided by security staff, who will direct you to move your items through the x-ray scanner.

Take Off!

*The Security Check Point can become crowded at times. Please arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your flight.

Important Information for Using the Domestic and International Terminals

Security checks at the Domestic and International Terminals are basically performed in the same way, but there may be some differences between them. Please see below for details.

Goods Prohibited On Board

  • Dangerous goods are classified as those that have the potential to explode or cause fires, are highly flammable, toxic or can be used as weapons, and are forbidden from being brought on board passenger planes, under airplane regulations.
High Pressure Gases Lighter refill gas, cassette cooking stove gas, camping gas, scuba tanks, aerosol cans.
Flammable Liquids Oil tank lighters, oil lighter fuel, paints
Gunpowder Fireworks, crackers, ammunition
Flammable Materials Matches, charcoal
Oxidizing Agents Compact oxygen generators, bleach, instant coolants
Toxic Substances Insect repellants, agricultural pesticides
Other Harmful Substances Engine, Lithium (Ion) Batteries
Corrosives Liquid batteries, mercury, heated lunchboxes, etc. (anything that generates heat via a chemical reaction)
Radioactive material, etc.

Bringing Dangerous Items On Board with Conditions

Lighters, makeup and batteries can be brought on board or checked in, subject to certain conditions.
There are also two ways to bring luggage on board: As carry-on hand luggage, which you can carry in to the cabin with you, or as checked luggage which is passed to airline staff at check-in to be loaded in to the hold.

Goods Conditions As Checked Luggage As Carry-on Luggage

Cigarette lighters
Safety matches

Liquefied gas lighters, oil-absorbent lighters (Zippo etc.) may be brought on board at a quantity of 1 per person.
Safety matches should be small sized, and are limited to one pack per person.

Portable electronic devices with built-in lithium metal batteries / lithium ion batteries

・Lithium Metal Batteries: Restricted to those with a lithium content of 2g or less.
・Lithium-ion Batteries with a watt-hour rating of 160Wh or less.
・When packing lithium battery-equip electronics in to checked luggage, please make sure devices are fully switched off and protected from potential damage.
Examples: smartphones, portable game consoles, mobile batteries, etc.

Spare Lithium Metal Batteries / Lithium Ion Batteries

・Lithium Metal Batteries: Limited to those with a lithium content of 2g or less.
・Lithium-ion Batteries: Batteries with a watt-hour rating of 100Wh or less can be carried in unlimited quantities; those with a watt-hour rating of more than 100W and less than 160W are limited to two batteries.
Examples: mobile batteries, spare digital camera batteries, etc.

Luggage Inspection Procedures

Both carry-on and checked in luggage are subject to inspection, with slightly different procedures for each.

Checked Luggage Carry-on Luggage
Security Inspection Airline Check-in Counters Security Check Point
Purpose ・Checked Luggage Inspection ・Carry-on luggage Inspection
・Physical (Body) Check
・Boarding Pass Check
Checked Luggage Security Inspection
Airline Check-in Counters
Purpose
・Checked Luggage Inspection
Carry-on Luggage Security Inspection
Security Check Point
Purpose
・Carry-on luggage Inspection・Physical (Body) Check・Boarding Pass Check

*The size and number of luggage pieces that you can take on board differs from airline to airline.
For details please speak to your airline or consult the official homepage of the related company.
*The Security Check Point can become crowded at times. Please arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your flight.

About Liquid Restrictions

Liquid Restrictions in the Cabin of International Flights from Fukuoka

As of Thursday, March 1, 2007, with the exception of liquids purchased at Duty Free Shops after passing through security, the following restrictions shall apply regarding the amount of liquids that can be brought on board flights departing Fukuoka Airport.

Where Restrictions Apply

All flights departing from Fukuoka International Airport (not including arriving flights)
Carry-on Luggage (not including suitcases and other checked luggage)

Carry-on Luggage Restrictions

Assorted Liquids*1 in quantities over 100ml are not allowed in the cabin as carry-on luggage. However, the following are permitted.

  • Liquids stored in individual containers in quantities of 100ml or less (lighter fluids and other prohibited liquids are excluded), that do not exceed 1 liter in total, and are sealed in to a transparent Ziplock bag with room to spare (please see the picture for an example).
    When liquids are put in containers under 100 ml (excluding lighter filler gas and other materials prohibited on board) in a resealable 1-liter clear plastic bag
  • Medicine*2 Baby milk / baby food, food for those with restricted diets (medical).

    *1 Assorted Liquids includes gels such as toothpaste and hair gel as well as aerosols and sprays. Please refer to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism website for details.
    *2 We may check with you whether it is necessary to have your prescription medication with you in the cabin.

  • Only one plastic bag per person is allowed. The bag should ideally be no bigger than 20cm x 20cm. We ask that you bring your own plastic bag with you to the airport.
  • Any liquid items purchased at Duty Free after passing through security, such as liquor or makeup, are exempt from the above-mentioned restrictions.
  • Customers who purchase liquid goods over 100ml at Fukuoka Airport duty free stores, and transfer to overseas airports and may be subject to further security inspections, can have their liquid purchases sealed into tamper-proof bags (STEBs), in order to bring these items through security.
  • Information may change without notice. Please confirm the latest information on the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport website, and the website of the airline company you are travelling with.