Airport security & Travel ID

Please read the rules before you check in

Whether you’re travelling on Skybus or Scillonian III, we’ll need to see a valid proof of identity before we can allow you on board. Children aged 15 and younger don’t need identification, as long as they’re travelling with an adult. You must bring at least one form of ID from the list.

  • Passport
  • Photographic driving licence
  • Citizen card
  • Bus pass issued by your local council
  • Government, armed forces or police identity card
  • A signed credit card, or bank card
  • Isles of Scilly Travel Club photo ID card

Exeter International and Cornwall Airport Newquay have asked us to share the following advice on security and hand luggage restrictions.

All passengers should be advised that as directed by the Department for Transport (DFT), there is a requirement for airport staff to conduct testing on a certain percentage of liquid items contained within departing passengers’ hand baggage. This testing is mandatory, therefore it would be appreciated if passengers could provide their full co-operation should their items be selected. The airport management apologises for any inconvenience this regulatory directive may cause and wishes you a safe flight.

Hand Luggage

Please do not carry any sharp items or prohibited items in hand luggage. Skybus has a policy of not allowing knives, scissors or bladed objects within the aircraft and any found will be subject to confiscation.

Liquids

Passengers are permitted to carry under 100ml of fluid when they are stored in individual containers. The containers must then be packed into one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of no more than 1 litre capacity per passenger. To help protect you against any threat of liquid explosives, the European Union (EU) has adopted security rules that restrict the amount of liquids that you can take through security checkpoints. These rules apply to all passengers departing from airports in the EU whatever their destination. This means that at security checkpoints, you and your hand luggage will be checked for liquids in addition to other prohibited items.

At Newquay and Exeter Airport to help screens to detect liquids, you must:

Present all liquids separately and as described above to the screeners at security checkpoints for examination. Take off your jackets and / or coat and belts. These will be screened separately whilst you are screened. Remove laptop computers and other electrical devices from your hand luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you are screened.

Liquids include

  • Water and other drinks
  • Soups and syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes and sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid–solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of similar consistency
  • Any other liquid item that the security office may be concerned about. 

What does not change?

You can still:

  • Pack liquids in bags that you check into the hold of an aircraft — the liquids restrictions only affect carry-on belongings.
  • Carry in your hand bag medicines and dietary requirements for use on the trip. If carrying liquid medicines over 100ml you are required to produce proof to security staff that they are needed.
  • Buy liquids such as drinks and perfumes — either in an airport shop when located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass. If they are sold in a special bag, do not open it before you are screened otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the checkpoint.

All these liquids are additional to the quantities in the re-sealable plastic bag mentioned above. Please note all passengers are now required to produce photo identity along with travel documents when checking in.

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