European Hand Luggage Regulations
From 6 November 2006 only very small quantities of liquids and gels may be brought through passenger screening points at all European Community airports.
Liquids and gels include:
- liquid/solid mixtures
- contents of pressurised containers
- hair gel
- shaving foam
Containers for Liquids and Gels
Containers must be no more than 100 millilitres capacity
Containers must be in a transparent re-sealable bag
Bags must be less than 1 litre capacity
Only 1 plastic bag per passenger
Plastic bag must be sealed
Suitable plastic bags are available at the airport for a short period
Medicines, Special Diet Products, Baby Foods - larger quantities:
- Allowed if essential for use during the trip
- Passengers may be asked to prove these products are genuine
All liquids must be presented for inspection at the screening point in the sealed bag.
Goods bought after screening:
- Liquids and gels in normal sizes may be bought after the screening point and on board aircraft
- They must be in unopened tamper-evident bags with proof of purchase if they are taken through screening at another EU airport on the same day.
Rules about transporting liquids and gels in checked-in baggage are not changed.