|New Regulations for Hand Luggage|
There are restrictions on liquids which can be taken into the cabin on flights originating within the EU. To protect you against the new threat of liquid explosives, the European Union (EU) as adopted new security rules that restrict the amount of liquids that you can take through security checkpoints. They apply to all passengers departing from airports in the EU whatever their destinations.
This means that, at security checkpoints, you and your hand luggage must be checked for liquids in addition to other prohibited articles. However, the new rules do not limit the liquids that you can buy at shops located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on board an aircraft operated by an EU airline.
The new rules apply from Monday, 06 November 2006 at all airports in the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland until further notice.
|Whats is New?|
|You are ONLY allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your hand luggage. These liquids must be in individual contatiners with a mizmum capacity of 100 mililitres each. You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litres capacity per passenger.
At the airport.
To help screeners detect liquids, you must:
Present all liquids carried to the screeners at security checkpints foro examination;
Take off your jacket and/or coat. They will be screened separately whislt you are screened;
Remove laptop comuters and other large electrical devices from you hand luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you are screened.
|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 an EY airline. 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.|
|All these liquids are additional to the quantities in the re-sealable plastic bag mentioned above.
If you have any doubts, please ask your airline or travel agent in advance of travel.
Please be courteous and cooperate with airport security and airline staff.
|•||water and other drinks, soups, syrups|
|•||creams, lotions and oils|
|•||gels, including hair and shower gels|
|•||contents of pressurized containers, inclucing shaving foam, other foams and deodorants|
|•||pastes including toothpastes|
|•||spread and soft cheese|
|•||any other item of similar consistency|
|Medicines and special food required during the flight do not need to be carried in the plastic bag.
Duty free items, purchased at airports within the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland or on board an EU-airline may continue to be carried on board.