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What liquids can you carry in your hand luggage?

It’s been 10 years since rules were introduced on taking liquids in your hand luggage, but even frequent flyers get confused by the countless restrictions.

faq_handluggageThe following liquids are restricted:

  • All drinks: including water
  • Liquid or semi-liquid foods: including soup, jam, honey and syrups
  • Cosmetics and toiletries: including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss
  • Sprays: including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Pastes: including toothpaste
  • Gels: including hair and shower gel
  • Contact lens solution: including other solutions and items of similar consistency

The rules on travelling with restricted liquids

  • You must take no more than 100ml of any of these liquids on a flight
  • Liquids must be placed into individual 100ml containers – larger containers, even if only partly full, are not usually accepted at security
  • All 100ml containers must fit into a clear, plastic bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm
  • 1 bag per passenger.
  • The bag has to be able to close and be sealed – overstuffed plastic bags will not be accepted
  • The maximum amount of liquid in total that you can carry onto a flight is 1 litre
  • Bags must be shown at airport security


Source: skyscanner.net

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