Changi Airport Singapore

Passenger Guide

Travel Tips for Departure

Security Travel Tips for Departure from Changi Airport

To help make your departure through Singapore Changi Airport a smooth one, do take note of the following security travel tips :

  • It's best to check in early, and have all the necessary travel documents ready.
  • All checked luggage will be screened by airport security, so do make sure that you haven't packed prohibited items.
  • Make sure you have the correct boarding passes and that your travel documents are in order before leaving the Check-in counter.
  • Get your travel documents ready for checking before entering the departure hall.

Security Screening

  • All departing passengers should have their passport and boarding pass ready for inspection at the gate. At Terminals 1, 2 and 3, security screening is conducted at the boarding gates.  All passengers are required to undergo security screening and have their hand-carried luggage x-rayed. It is a universal practice that passengers are prohibited from carrying any potentially dangerous items on their bodies, in their clothing or in their hand-carried luggage. Therefore, passengers should not have any sharp objects with them or in their hand-carried luggage (for example pocket knives, nail files, box cutters, razors, scissors, cockscrews, any sharp/pointed objects, etc.). If a passenger needs to carry such items for his or her trip, the items should be packed into the checked luggage. The security officers at the departure gate/immigration may confiscate any items deemed to be potentially dangerous either at their professional discretion or at the request of the airlines.
  • Passengers with medical conditions who need to carry medical items such as needles or syringes in their hand-carried luggage should have with them and produce the appropriate medical advice.
  • Passengers who wish to have fragile items manually inspected instead an of x-ray examination may make such request to the security screening officers.

Other Tips

  • All passengers should not leave their bags unattended at all times. The Airport Police will remove any unattended items found in the airport.
  • All passengers should not carry :
    1. - bags for other people
    2. - bags / articles that do not belong to them
    3. - items that are wrapped (eg. gifts) of which they have no knowledge of the contents.
  • Passengers who need Police assistance may call (65) 6546 0000 (24 hours). At Singapore Changi Airport, Changi Airport Group, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Police Force, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, airlines and other airport agencies work closely together in the interest of ensuring aviation security and at the same time, endeavour to make your sojourn through Singapore Changi Airport a pleasant one.

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