Don’t leave your baggage unattended

“Don’t leave your baggage unattended” is a familiar request to anyone who travels by air, but it’s good advice wherever you may be. 


At CERN, if an unattended bag is found anywhere on the site, the Fire and Rescue service will be called to evacuate the area, maintain a security perimeter for as long as necessary, and attempt to identify the owner. If the owner cannot be found in a reasonable amount of time, there’s a very strong chance that the bag will be destroyed. You can take two simple steps to avoid this fate:

  • Don’t leave your baggage unattended;
  • Make sure that your contact details are clearly visible on the bag or suitcase so that, should you find yourself separated from it, you can easily be reunited.