Presents are an important part of Christmas and many travellers may choose to take these in their hand luggage to give to their friends or family at their destination.
However, it’s key to make sure they are unwrapped.
“If your bag requires a full search, security personnel may need to unwrap your gifts to check their contacts,” explained Manchester Airport. “Wrap presents once you have reached your destination where possible.”
Lee Wasnidge, Customer Services and Security Director at Manchester Airport, said: “This is one of the most exciting times of the year for both our colleagues and our customers and we look forward to helping more than a million passengers in getting to their dream destinations this Christmas.
“However, safety and security are just as important at this time of year as any other. We see an increase in passengers carrying unusual items, often as gifts for friends and family or as part of Christmas traditions.