EU aviation security regulations prohibit all passengers from
carrying any liquid, gels or pastes of more than 100mls through security
screening. Consequently, if you are travelling by air it is important
to familiarise yourself with these regulations and how they will affect
The following information sets out what the new regulations mean whether
you are travelling for business or leisure purposes, what you need to
bear in mind if you have children travelling with you or if you have
special dietary or medical requirements. In addition we have
anticipated some questions that might arise from the introduction of the
new regulations and have, hopefully, supplied clear answers to those
questions (click here to view FAQs).
Containers of 100mls or less of liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and
cosmetics may be brought through the passenger security screening points
at all EU Airports. In addition, these items MUST be presented at the
passenger security screening point in a transparent re-sealable bag of
no more than one litre capacity, 20cm x 20cm. The rules apply to all
liquids/gels/pastes such as water and beverages, aerosol cans and
toiletries such as toothpaste, shaving cream, hair gel, lip-gloss and
creams. Capacity must be clearly indicated on each container.
There are two exceptions to the rules:
items must also be placed in a separate transparent re-sealable bag and
presented separately at the passenger security screening area.
The following rules apply to liquids in hand luggage: (continued below)
passing through the passenger security point, you must place the
transparent re-sealable bag containing liquids, and other substances
covered by the regulations, separately, in the tray for X-ray screening.
Coats, jackets and large electrical appliances such as laptops must also be placed in the tray provided for security screening.
strongly recommend that if you must carry some liquids or other
substances covered by the regulations in your hand luggage, you pack
them in the required transparent, re-sealable bag, before coming to the
airport. Bags are available at most local supermarkets, or and are also
available in vending machines located around the Departures Hall.
(click here to view FAQs)
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