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EU restrictions on liquids in hand luggage 'gradually' lifted

Restrictions on the amount of liquid that can be taken on board by passengers are to be "gradually" relaxed from today, after the European Commission postponed the lifting of ban last year.

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'Sealed duty-free liquids' allowed in hand luggage

Gradual changes to restrictions on liquids in hand luggage are being brought in from today.

Changes include:

  • Certain duty free liquids - those coming from outside the EU and being transferred in EU airports to a connecting flight - can be carried through provided they are sealed in the security bag when bought.
  • If the sealed bag is tampered with, passengers will need to produce a receipt.
  • In future, medicines in bottles larger than a 100mls will simply need to be presented for screening before being allowed on board.
  • Australia, Canada and the US will also screen duty free liquids sealed in security bags by 31 January as well.

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