Security control

On the way to the gate, every passenger has to pass the security check. Here it is checked whether you are carrying dangerous or prohibited items or prohibited liquids. The Federal Police is responsible for the security checks at Düsseldorf Airport, which rely on the support of a private security service provider to carry them out.
Waiting times


How long do I have to wait?

All waiting times beyond 40 minutes are published with >40. The waiting time can be significantly longer. Please consider this when planning your trip.

When are long waiting times to be expected?
The waiting times at the security checkpoints depend on the time of day, the number of passengers and the staffing of the control lanes. Experience has shown that longer waiting times can be expected on the following days:

  • During holidays in North Rhine Westphalia and the Netherlands
  • On so-called long weekends and before public holidays

Opening hours

For early flights, check-in opens at 4:00 a.m. The opening of the security checkpoints is coordinated with the check-in times. Please note the opening hours of the checkpoints - especially if you are only traveling with hand luggage or have already checked in the evening before. The piers are connected in the security area – you can reach every gate through any security check.

During the winter season, all checkpoints open at 4:00 am. 

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