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Security and access to boarding areas

In order to guarantee the safety of people, the continuity of operations and the preservation of elements and facilities against security threats, Adif and Adif AV have implemented procedures and instruments in their facilities that allow the detection and control of any type of prohibited object that could be potentially dangerous, preventing it from being introduced into the restricted areas.

For this purpose, signs shall be displayed at the security checkpoint lines for access to the boarding area in stations, indicating the regulations on the restriction of objects with which people can access stations.

It is forbidden to pass this checkpoint with objects that are not permitted.  Security personnel may not take possession of them. For this purpose, one or more specific containers will be available near the control line for anyone affected to deposit these items into. These containers have an “anti-fishing” device and are labeled “FOR DESTRUCTION”.

Passengers may not access the departure lounges with luggage, packages or suitcases that are not properly closed or packed, or with bottles or containers of any kind that contain liquid or food that are not hermetically sealed.

Objects not allowed

Firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles:

  • Firearms if they are not accompanied by a license and proof of ownership.
  • Toy guns, replica firearms and imitation firearms that could be mistaken for real weapons.
  • Compressed air or CO2 weapons, such as BB guns and shotguns, pellet rifles and pistols.
  • Flare guns and “starter” or signal guns.
  • Crossbows, bows and arrows.
  • Harpoons and fishing rifles.
  • Paintball guns, etc.

Blunt objects that may be especially dangerous for the physical integrity of people

  • Clubs, bludgeons.
  • Martial arts equipment (knuckledusters, nunchucks, kubatons, etc.), etc.

Sharp or pointed objects

  • Rapier-sticks.
  • Daggers.
  • Switchblades.
  • Razors and knives with blades longer than 6 cm.
  • Sabers, swords, machetes.
  • Scissors with blades that extend more than 6 cm from the shaft, etc.
Explosive, flammable, chemical or toxic substances
  • Ammunition, except that which is carried in the magazines of weapons by members of the Security Forces, the Armed Forces, the National Intelligence Centre (CNI) and holders of a type B firearms license.
  • Percussion caps.
  • Detonators.
  • Gas and gas cylinders.
  • Paint sprayers.
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive charges for military use.
  • Flammable liquid fuels.
  • Pressurized containers, etc.

Some exceptions

The list of objects not permitted in this section is not exhaustive, and other objects which, due to their characteristics, may be considered to constitute a risk to the safety of persons, the continuity of operations and the preservation of the elements and installations may be included.
Cold, historical and other weapons

Sabers, machetes, historical weapons or others that are part of the statutory equipment of duly accredited Security Forces and Bodies or Armed Forces personnel.
Handicraft items that may be considered as bladed weapons, provided that they have been purchased within 72 hours (period to be justified with the purchase invoice) and provided that they are properly packaged and sealed by the shop where they were purchased, may be admitted to the security checkpoints.
The person carrying them must identify themselves.
Sporting weapons

People carrying weapons used in sports will be able to pass these through the security control as long as they are properly packed (weapons must be in a case and without ammunition). You must also present the weapons license, the weapon ownership and documentary proof of being a member of a federation in said sport.
Work tools

Work tools that are sharp, pointed or blunt, may be transported duly packed, by personnel who document their profession and their need to transport them for that use. The person transporting them must identify themselves.

Funeral urns

Access with funeral urns is permitted when the urn has an anti-breakage closure, is appropriate in its characteristics and is properly covered, so that it is not identifiable as a funeral urn. A copy of the death and crematorium certificates should be available.