Restrictions on liquids

The European Union has adopted a regulation restricting the liquids that passengers can carry in their cabin baggage past security checkpoints and then onto aircraft. This comes as a reaction to another threat to civil aviation security stemming from home made liquid explosives. The regulation applies as from november 6 2006 within the EU/EES.

You may take the following items onboard in your cabin baggage:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels in containers with a capacity no greater than 100 ml (3.4 fl oz).
  • The containers shall fit comfortably in one transparent 1 litre bag that is completely closed
  • The bag shall be resealable
  • Liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the content of pressurised containers, e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency.

You may also bring liquids for medical purposes and special dietary requirements, including baby food, in your cabin baggage.

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