EU Security Rules at Airports  
 
  Are you returning to Southern Africa: Namibia, Windhoek; South Africa; Angola or to other parts of Southern Africa?

The new rules apply from Monday 6 November 2006 at all airports in the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland until further notice.
 
 
Whats is new?
 
While Packing
You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your hand luggage. These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag measuring approximately 20 x 20 cms. (See photo on left)
 
At the airport
To help screeners detect liquids, you must:
present all liquids carried to the screeners at security checkpoints for examination;
remove laptop computers and other large electrical devices from your hand luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you are screened.
 
Liquids include:
contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams
water and other drinks, soups, syrups and deodorants
creams, lotions and oils
pastes, including toothpaste
perfumes
liquid-solid mixtures
sprays
mascara
gels, including hair and shower gels
any other item of similar consistency
 
What does not change?
You can still:
pack liquids in bags that you check in the new rules only affect hand luggage;
 
carry in your hand luggage medicines and dietary requirements, including baby foods, for use during the trip. You may be asked for proof that they are needed;
 
buy liquids such as drinks and perfumes either in an EU airport shop when located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on board an aircraft operated by Air Namibia. If they are sold in a special sealed bag, do not open it before you are screened, otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the checkpoint. (If you transfer at an EU airport, do not open the bag before screening at your airport of transfer, or at the last one if you transfer more than once).
 

All these liquids are additional to the quantities in the resealable plastic bag mentioned above.

 
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