This website explains the screening process at Narita Airport.

Busy Times at Security Screening Areas

Security Screenings at Narita Airport

We have security systems in place to ensure safe flights for all passengers. Occasionally, there may be long lines at security screening areas, depending on your flight time.
We greatly appreciate your understanding that at times you may have to wait a while.
The busy times we usually have are: Click speech balloons below for details of each security screening area.

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[ International flights ] Departures via international flights

Busy times at North Wing security screening area in Terminal 1 for international flights

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Busy times at South Wing security screening area in Terminal 1 for international flights

Operation hours 7:30 ~ 22:30
  7:30 ~ 21:30
(Only on Wednesday)
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Busy times at security screening areas in Terminal 2 for international flights

Operation hours
North security screening area: 6:30 ~ 22:30
South security screening area: 7:30 ~ 22:00
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[ Transferring Passengers ] Security Checks for Transferring Passengers

Busy times at security screening areas in Terminal 1 for domestic flights

Operation hours
7:30 ~ 10:30, 12:30 ~ 14:00, 15:00 ~ 21:00
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Busy times at security screening areas in Terminal 2 for domestic flights

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Security Screenings for Transferring Passengers


The degree of crowding at security screening areas for transferring passengers varies significantly depending on a number of factors such as arrival flight schedules and the location of the gate for your next flight. At times we may have to keep you waiting. We truly appreciate your understanding of the situation if it arises.

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