Airport notices Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez

Borders control

The EU’s new measures to strengthen security checks at its external borders could cause delays at borders checkpoints both entering and leaving the Schengen Area. If you are going to fly, please arrive at the airport well ahead of time.

Under the regulatory changes for Schengen borders, border control agents must check the travel documents of all people crossing external borders against the relevant databases, including individuals entitled to free movement. The security check is performed both when entering and leaving border crossing points.

The Ministry of the Interior recommends that European Union citizens always travel with their biometric passport, and recommends Spanish citizens carry their digital ID. This will allow them to use the automatic ABC checkpoints installed at immigration control stations in the arrivals areas of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Palma de Mallorca, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche and Girona-Costa Brava airports.

Taxes refund

Before checking in your luggage, you must present the goods purchased and the invoices, for these to be stamped, at the airport's duty reduction office.

The airport's duty reduction offices are located in T1, first floor, next to the 200 check-in desks, in T4, second floor, next to the security checkpoint, and in T4, Satellite, second floor, next to the Aena information desk.

Once they have been stamped, you can go to the respective companies' offices at the airport and collect the corresponding amounts.

Access to the boarding area for PRM

Adolfo Suárez, Madrid- Barajas airport has preferential access for people with reduced mobility and families with baby strollers at security checkpoints in all its terminals.

These accesses, at the three main security filters of the airport – terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4-, are duly signposted and located in the central area of each security checkpoint so that they are easily spotted and they have an exclusive broader lane to make passage through security faster for baby strollers and people with reduced mobility.