Make sure you’re standing in the right queue. If you have baggage, you should go first to a check-in counter and then to the security checkpoint. When it’s your turn to go through security screening, be prepared.
Get ready in order to get through faster – have your boarding card, one-litre bag with liquids, electronic devices, sharp objects and outer clothing ready.
It’s OK to pass through security screening even if your gate has not been posted.
You can access all gates in Terminal 5 through three separate security controls. See wait times in Swedavia's app or on the web.
Waiting time in Security
Keep this in mind before the security checkpoint
Place containers holding liquids in a reclosable plastic bag
Each container that holds liquid may hold up to 100 ml (1 dl). The plastic bag may hold at most 1 litre of liquids. It is only allowed to bring one (1) bag per person.
It must be easy for you to remove liquid medicines, baby food and special diet food from your bag. You will need to show these at the security checkpoint. You can read here about what you may take on board.
Get ready to place the following items in a tray
Remove your outer clothing, jacket, head covering and metal objects such as belts with a large buckle or jewellery. Remove any laptop computers and other electronic devices from your bag. Empty your pockets of loose items such as keys, coins or your mobile phone.
Show your boarding card at the security checkpoint
You obtain a valid boarding card once you’ve checked in. The boarding card comes in different formats – for example, as a paper print-out, on your mobile phone, on the airline’s card or on a credit card.
Keep this in mind when you’re at the security checkpoint
Remove your outer clothing, jacket, head covering and metal objects such as belts with a large buckle or jewellery and place them in a tray.
Place your one-litre bag with liquids in a tray so that is visible together with loose items such as keys, coins or your mobile phone.
Place large electronic devices such as your laptop in the tray so that they are visible.
Sometimes you may be asked to remove your shoes. Show your liquid medicines, baby food or special diet food.
You pass through the metal detector at the same time as your hand baggage is X-rayed.
If prohibited items are detected, they will be taken from you.
More information about security screening
Periods of intense travel, such as school breaks and holidays can lead to longer waiting times. At the airport, we’ve made preparations to handle more passengers during Christmas and New Year’s. We also have a preparedness to implement access restrictions to Terminal 5, if the need should arise. This is to create good conditions for passengers who are travelling in the near future. See wait times in Swedavia's app or on the web.
When the waiting time exceeds 45 minutes, the time indications are no longer correct and we then choose to temporarily close the service.
No, the screening of passengers and baggage is exactly the same as before and is based on EU-wide regulations for aviation safety and security. So there have been no regulatory changes that account for the longer wait, but nor is it possible to speed up screening in a situation where passengers are running tight on time.
In a way, you – or your hand baggage – will go through security screening twice, which increases the waiting time both for you and other passengers. In that case, the security screener must detect in an X-ray image that you have electronics in your bag. They must find you and ask you to remove the electronics in order for it to go through the X-ray machine again.
In Terminal 5, there are two security checkpoints - Checkpoint F with nearby Gates F26-F69 and 1–10 as well as Checkpoint D with nearby Gates 11–24, 1–10 and C30-C44.
You can access all gates in Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 through three separate security controls. See wait times in Swedavia's app or on the web.
Deviations may occur as available staff is based on the airport's needs.
Terminal 5 - Checkpoint D:
Monday - Tuesday: 03.30 - 20.30
Wednesday: 02.45 - 20.30
Thursday - Sunday: 03.30 - 20.30
Terminal 5 - Checkpoint F:
Monday: 03.30 - 22.35
Tuesday: 03.00 - 01.15
Wednesday: 03.30 - 23.30
Thursday: 02.50 - 00.15
Friday: 02.45 - 23.15
Saturday: 01.15 - 00.15
Sunday: 01.15 - 23.55
Open daily: 04.00 - 08.30
Open daily from 04.00 and closes after the last departure with Ryanair.