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Srinagar Airport – Stringent Security Regulations and Recommendations to Tourists

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Srinagar Airport – Stringent Security Regulations and Recommendations to Tourists
Srinagar International Airport is in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in north India.Srinagar is a beautiful valley and it draws tourists from all over the world.
The airport here is known for its strict security measures and checks. For a smooth and hassle free boarding at the airport, the traveler needs to bear certain things in mind.
Adherence to baggage packing guidelines and keeping sufficient time in handbefore departure of flight are of utmost importance.

This article lists down certain regulations and recommendations which shall make the transit through the airport smooth.

Limitedand Restricted Hand baggage
There are several restrictions in terms of what you can carry as hand baggage on any flight originating from Srinagar.
Hand baggage is largely discouraged; however still check with your airline for specific dos/don’ts.Small amount of food and a small money purse is allowed.  Apart from avoiding usual prohibited objects like knife, scissor, nail cutteretc., do not carry fruits/flowers/souvenirs like conifer cone with you.
In case you carry perfume, lipstick or lotion, you have to wear it during checking.
Electronic items like still/video camera, laptops need to be started at the airport.
Travellers who generally prefer taking the baggage in cabin rather checking it in, need to change the habit as some airlines here do not allow even clothes in bag!
To summarize, do your packing well so at the last minute, you do not succumb to pulling things out from the bag or even leaving them at the airport.
Time keeping
Reach the vicinity of airport at least three and a half hours earlier than the flight departure time.
Unlike the normal airports, the security checks here start a kilometre before the airport. These checks could take half an hour to one hour depending on the rush.
Travel documents
Keep in hand your identity card and printed copies of tickets. They would need to be shown to security personnel at multiple points.
First security check before entering the airport premises
This is the first baggage screening and all the members including the driver need to get out of the vehicle. There would be sniffer dogs along with armed security personnel.

The vehicle would be searched/scanned thoroughly. All the baggage including the handbag need to be taken out from the vehicle (all by yourself) and put under baggage screening. Once the check is successful, collect the baggage and put it inside the vehicle.

Second Security check at entry of airport building

After arriving at the airport, the baggage needs to be passed through the screening again on the entry. A full-fledged body search would also be done.

Third Security check after check-in
After you have checked in and collected the boarding passes, you need to go through the security check for self and your hand baggage for the third time. Any suspicion item in handbag will be checked thoroughly by the personnel and you may be asked to use it.
Have patience while going through hand frisking.
Make sure that your boarding passes get stamped after check is over.
Personal identification for the check-in baggage
This is quite a unique check.
You need to identify your baggage before it gets loaded into the aircraft. Show the baggage tags on the back of the boarding pass to enter the baggage identification area. Make sure that you pass through this check; else your baggage would not be loaded in the aircraft.
Security check before boarding the aircraft
This is the final check, similar to frisking. After this is cleared, you can board the flight.
Please remember that all the checks are done to ensure safety of yourself and the area. So do not lose patience; instead be prepared to pass through them with ease and confidence.
Srinagar is famous for the panoramic views.Behold the spectacular view of surroundings during take-off!!

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