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Security checks at the airport

Checks on departure

Checks on departure

Check-in desks

We recommend getting to the airport well in advance and in any case within the times indicated by your airline.
If you have not already checked in online, we recommend that you go immediately to the check-in area (on the ground floor, to the left of the main entrance) and carry out the scheduled check-in operations at the check-in desk of your airline or flight, handing in your flight booking confirmation and an identity document and obtaining your boarding pass, which allows you to board the aircraft. 

Bag drop off

If you need to deliver your hold baggage, we recommend that you go immediately to the check-in area (on the ground floor, to the left of the main entrance) and check in your baggage at the check-in desk of your airline or flight, on presentation of your flight's boarding pass and identity document. For some airlines self-drop desks are available. 

VISA Check

Extra EU passengers who have printed out their boarding pass online must go to the check-in desk to have their identity documents checked.

To find out which check-in desk is available for your airline or flight, simply refer to the information monitors at the airport.

Once you have checked in, you must go up to the first floor of the Terminal to carry out security checks and enter the boarding area.

If you have checked in online and you already have your boarding pass (and do not need to board your hold baggage), go directly to the security checkpoints on the first floor.

Security Checks

During the checks the following will undergo X-ray controls:

  • Passengers, through Metal detector (if necessary, we proceed to the manual inspection and / or inspection of footwear);
  • Hand luggage (if necessary we proceed to manual inspection of luggage);
  • All possible items to be boarded.

Warning: to enter the boarding area you need to go through the turnstiles of the queuing area with your boarding pass.

In order to facilitate the control operations, it is necessary to:
  1. Put your jacket, coat and overcoat on the special tray, separately from other objects. 
  2. Put all objects in your pockets on the tray for x-ray control. 
  3. Make sure you put all liquids in a transparent bag before the checks. 
  4. Check the envelope (cm.20x18) of the liquids (Max 100ml bottles) separately from the baggage. 
  5. Remove your laptop and other electronic devices from your hand baggage for a separate screening. 
  6. Pass the hand baggage through the x-ray control without putting it in the tray. 
  7. Go through the metal detector. 
  8. Recover all personal effects. 

ID Checks

All passengers departing from countries outside the European Union, or countries within the European Union but not adhering to the regulations provided for by the Schengen Treaty, will undergo a personal ID check (passport or identity card), referring to the relevant data bank

Warning: Such checks, which were previously carried out only by sample for EU or equivalent passengers, may result in longer waiting times. We suggest all passengers departing to non-Schengen destinations arrive at the airport in due advance and promptly proceed to the boarding area to carry out all necessary checks.

In order to speed up the operations, new automatic ABC Gates have been set up, able to scan the new biometric passports. We hence recommend all passengers holding a passport and all passengers above 14 years of age to report to the passport checks with a passport – even if not required by their destination – and use the dedicated ABC Gate.

Pay attention to the rules for transporting liquids and to the objects that are not allowed on board.

Checks on arrival

Checks on arrival


A passport check is carried out on all passengers arriving from countries outside the European Union, or from EU countries that do not apply the rules laid down in the Schengen Treaty.

To speed up controls:

If you are 14 and you are a European citizen, we recommend that you always travel with a biometric passport. This will allow you to check documents needed for direct flights or from countries outside the European Union by accessing the ABC gates. 


Declare to the airport customs authorities, at the time of the expatriation in countries not belonging to the European Union, the output of video cameras, cameras and in general objects more frequently purchased abroad, so that upon return the application of customs fees will not be required.

Travellers arriving from a country that is not a member of the European Union can carry with them, in their personal luggage and free of customs duties, purchases of a total value not exceeding €430 provided that they are not imports of a commercial nature. If you exceed the allowance of € 430, the goods are subject to customs duties.

TAX FREE is an advantage granted to citizens not resident/domiciled in the European Union, who can obtain a refund of VAT on goods purchased (minimum amount per invoice €154.94) under the following conditions: 

  • The goods must be for personal or family use, must be transported in personal luggage and must not be commercial exports, which follow other rules and conditions;
  • The purchase must be shown on the invoice (tax free form), in which the goods, personal details of the traveller and details of their passport, or other equivalent document, must be described.

The goods purchased, the travel ticket and the related invoice must be presented at the same time to the customs office at the airport.

The Customs office shall stamp a customs endorsement on the invoice, which shall prove that the goods have left the territory of the Community. The invoice shall be returned within four months, provided that it is endorsed with customs exit visa.

On the other hand, the goods must leave the customs territory of the Community and be carried in personal luggage within three months from the purchase date. 


The import and/or export of currency or other transferable securities and similar assets is free for a total amount of less than €10,000.

The service allows the user who accesses the Agency website to fill in, check, modify and print out the currency declaration that must be submitted to Customs, at the time of entry into or exit from the State, when transporting amounts equal to or greater than 10,000 Euros. The declaration can be viewed in Italian, English and French.

The declaration may also be made directly to the customs office before leaving the State or, on arrival, by following the red lane of the declaration.

Failing to declare will result in a breach of national and EU currency legislation. 

For further information, visit the website of the customs agency.

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