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Know your liquid restrictions

How the EU Liquid Regulations affect you

Shannon Airport has recently launched its new passenger screening system which means the old 100ml restrictions that were introduced in 2006 no longer apply for outbound passengers departing from Shannon Aiport. You can now bring whever liquids you require as long as they are stored within you cabin baggage without restriction on bottle size and pass through security in a much quicker time. 

Please note that if you are entering another airport as part of your trip such as a transit transfer airport or on a return fight the old liquid restrictions of only bringing containers of 100mls or less of liquids, gels, pastes, lotions, and cosmetics through the passenger security screening points at all other EU airports may still apply to you on that later part of your travel journey.  Check the liquid requirements locally at each airport.

New Liquid Rules at Shannon Airport

You can now carry your liquid items without size restriction in your carry-on luggage.  You can carry liquids including water, babyfood, medicines and other beverages, aerosol cans and toiletries like toothpaste, shaving cream, hair gel, lip gloss, and creams in your carry on luggage now without size limtitations.

Hand-luggage liquid rules – at a glance for Shannon Airport

  • You can now take liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and cosmetics in containers of any size through the passenger security point at Shannon airport as long as it is safely contained within you hand luggage.
  • These liquid containers must be carried within your hand luggage and be resealable containers, and they must be presented if reqested to the security screening officers.
  • When passing through the passenger security point, you must place the cabin bag containing liquids, at the very top of the items within your security screening tray to anchor down any other items such as coats and belts onto your screening tray.
  • All liquids must be contained within your hand luggage only, you must pack them yourself before reaching the security screening area at Shannon Airport to ensure a quick screening process. 

Please note other EU Airports Screening Guide: