Dear Passengers,

within the increasing passenger protection and in compliance with European Union’s legislation in force, security officers at the Václav Havel Airport Prague will carry out detection checks inside the baggage checked in starting on 15.05.2017. In this process, some baggage will be opened and physically checked for presence of trace elements of explosives. This process is to protect and prevent loading of explosive substances in the cargo space of the aircraft.

Checking procedure

Physical check will be carried out under very strict safety conditions. Thanks to collaboration with manufacturers of the baggage and security locks, airport employees may open majority of the baggage without causing any damage. The entire procedure will be documented and monitored electronically. In each baggage checked, passengers will find a message on the checking procedure including instructions for further conduct. The baggage will also be provided with a protective foil and branded adhesive tape advising the passenger of the undergone check.

How to prevent damage to your baggage?

To prevent possible damage to your baggage during detection check, please use the baggage with so-called TSA locks (indicated with red diamond), wrapping foils or padlocks that may be cut without causing damage to the baggage

How to proceed in case of damaged baggage

In certain protection forms (integrated lock without so-called TSA), the baggage may suffer a damage during opening that prevents it from closing and relocking. In such case, the baggage will be provided with binding straps with Prague Airport logo in addition to the protective foil.


In case of damaged baggage, we advise the passengers to approach the claim desk in the target destination and file a written claim within seven days (in compliance with Regulation (EC) 2027/97 on air carrier liability in the event of accidents (updated by the Regulation (EC) No 889/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 May 2002 amending Council Regulation No 2027/97).

In case of other inquiries, please contact our info line at +420 220 111 888.