Pre-Flight Security Control

Pre-flight security control includes the screening of passengers and baggage pursuant to the requirements established by Regulation (EC) No. 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


Security officer has always the right to assess the harmfulness of the item and not to allow the items not mentioned in the list of prohibited items on board of an aircraft, if the item can be used to cause an injury

Before the Pre-Flight Security Control

In order to get through the pre-flight security control more quickly and comfortably, we recommend that you make the following preparations while queueing for the security control:

  • take off your coat or jacket,
  • place the keys, phone, wallet, loose change etc. in your pockets into your hand baggage or the pockets of the coat or jacket you’re taking off,
  • take your laptop and other electrical devices out of their bags,
  • put the liquids you wish to take on board the aircraft into a transparent 1-litre plastic bag and place it on the scanner’s conveyor belt.
  • Each passenger may only carry one bag of liquids in the cabin.

If items/substances prohibited from being taken on board an aircraft are discovered on the passenger or in their hand baggage, the passenger will be given the opportunity to place these items in their checked baggage. This, naturally, only applies to items/substances permitted to be carried on the aircraft in checked baggage in the first place. The passenger may also give these items/substances to their acquaintances who accompanied them to the airport. If the passenger accepts neither of these options, they can also place these items/substances in a storage locker located on the ground floor of the passenger terminal.

Further information on security control requirements is available on the website of the Civil Aviation Administration.
Further information on prohibited items in cabin baggage can be found HERE.

Security scanner

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport uses a ProVision2 body scanner to screen passengers.

A body scanner is a system designed to screen passengers. It enables prohibited items that differ from people’s skin and which they are carrying on their body or under their clothes to be detected.

The ProVision 2 body scanner ensures full privacy for passengers, since neither their clothing nor their bodies are shown on the screen. Instead, a gender-neutral mannequin-like image is generated. ProVision 2 uses completely safe broadband radio waves, not X-rays, to screen passengers. Read more about security scanner here.

Security Control Is Conducted by G4S Estonia

As of the year 2000, pre-flight security control and security services at Tallinn Airport are provided by international security solutions provider G4S. G4S has extensive international experience in ensuring aviation security.  The company also services Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, London Heathrow Airport, Oslo Airport, and Johannesburg Airport in the Republic of South Africa. G4S is the world’s largest security group, employing over 530,000 people in 110 countries.