In order to protect passengers against the new danger posed by liquid explosives the European Union (EU) has issued new security provisions. The new regulations will apply to all airports within the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland with effect from 6th November 2006 until further notice. Please take note of these new security regulations for hand luggage and take them into account when planning your journey.

It is possible to pack liquids in your hold luggage. The new rules apply to hand luggage. Following the Department for Transport's announcements, passengers can carry a limited quantity of liquids, gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs in their hand baggage when going through airport security checkpoints. To ease your journey we suggest that most items are placed in your hold baggage and only items of value or that you require whilst onboard the aircraft are carried in your hand baggage.


If you do need to travel with liquids please be aware of the following restrictions which apply to all liquids you wish to carry through an airport security checkpoint:
On all flights originating within the European Union- including domestic flights- liquids may only be taken through Security in small quantities:

  • All liquids must be in individual containers not greater than 100ml capacity. They must be placed in one transparent re-sealable transparent bag, no larger than 20cm x 20cm (8" x 8") in size, and fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be closed.
  • Only one bag per passenger is allowed. The bag must be clear and resealable, such as ‘ziplock' bags or bags with pressable seals. Larger bags or bags that are 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 on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening.


The short video shows more details:





Examples of liquids:

  • Make-up
  • Perfumes
  • Creams
  • Shaving foams
  • Deodorants
  • Gels
  • Sprays
  • Shampoos
  • Lotions
  • Pastes       
  • Oils
  • Mascara
  • Drinks
  • Soups
  • Syrups

Travelling with medicines and special food

Medicines and special foods (e.g. baby food) required during the flight do not need to be carried in a plastic bag. These items have to be presented at the security check, too. More detailed guidance, including advice on travelling with medicines and baby milk/food, is contained in the following information that will help you prepare for your journey:


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