Limited quantities of liquid now permissible on aircraft

10 November
The Department for Transport has announced that passengers may now carry a limited quantity of liquids such as gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs in their hand baggage when going through airport security checkpoints.

However, all liquids must be in individual containers not greater than 100ml capacity, and all containers must be placed in one transparent re-sealable transparent bag, no larger than 20cm x 20cm or 8" x 8" in size. The containers must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be fastened closed. Only one bag per passenger is allowed and the bag must be clear and re-sealable, such as ‘ziplock’ bags or bags with pressable seals. Larger bags or bags that are non-sealable, such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each passenger must remove their clear plastic bag from their hand baggage and place it in on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. Liquids in containers of more than 100ml capacity may be packed into checked-in baggage.

Essential medicines and baby food may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit, but will be subject to authentication.




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