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.

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 and resealable.
  • Liquid for medical purposes, special dietary requirements and baby food.
  • Liquid that is obtained airside beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled, obtained at another Union airport or obtained on board an aircraft of an EU air carrier, on condition that the liquid is packed in a sealed security bag inside which are displayed a receipt.

All liquids may be controlled by technical equipment designed to detect liquid explosives.

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. 

Liquids in cabin baggage, printable information in brief.

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