If you are travelling by air it is important to familiarise yourself with EU regulations and how
they affect travel.
The following information sets out what these 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 supplied clear answers to those questions.
Only 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 one bag per person.
The new rules apply to liquids such as water and other
beverages, aerosol cans and toiletries such as toothpaste, shaving cream, hair
gel, lip gloss and creams.
There are two exceptions to the
- Baby food needed during the flight.
- Medicines needed during the
So, the following rules apply in hand luggage:
- You can only take liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and
cosmetics in containers of no more than 100 millilitres in size through the
passenger security point at all EU airports.
- These containers must be carried in a tranparent,
re-sealable plastic bag and presented separately to the security screening
- There is a limit of one transparent plastic bag per
- The volume of the transparent plastic bag may not be
greater than one litre, 20cm x 20cm.
- The transparent plastic bag must be re-sealable.
When 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
Coats, jackets and large electrical appliances such as laptops must also be
placed in the tray provided for security screening.
We 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 YOU SET OUT ON YOUR
JOURNEY. These bags are available at most local