New EU Policy For Hand Luggage
Applicable to All Passengers Departing From Or Transferring Through European Union (EU) Airports or Turkish Airports
New security measures are in effect for all passengers departing or transferring from member states of the European Union airports and Turkish airports.
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids in separate containers, each of which may have a capacity of not more than 100 ml.
These small containers should be packed in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself should not exceed 1 liter in capacity (approximately 20 cm x 20 cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag shoud be sealed. Each passenger may carry only one bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point. Liquids that do not fit inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in.
• All drinks, including water, soup and syrups
• Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara etc
• Sprays and pressurized containers, including shaving foam and spray deodorants
• Pastes, including toothpastes
• Gels, including hair and shower gel
• Any other substance and items of similar consistency
Duty-free articles purchased at airports may be carried on board in a sealed bag as long as they are accompanied by a receipt bearing the date of the flight. These items must be sealed by the duty-free sales staff. If purchased goods are opened and used before reaching the final destination, or if the purchase receipt cannot be produced, then the authorities may confiscate the goods.
Essential medicines and baby food may be carried in larger quantities than the 100 ml limit, but will be subject to inspection.
Each passenger is restricted to carrying only one item of hand luggage (in addition to the re-sealable liquids bag) through the airport checkpoint.
Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted onboard, but will be screened.
Laptops / electrical items
Laptops and other large electrical items (e.g. hairdryers) need to be removed from hand luggage and will be screened separately. A laptop bag is considered as one item allowed in the cabin.
All luggage which does not comply with the permitted cabin baggage sizes must be checked in and placed in the aircraft hold compartment. Musical instruments will, as an exception, be allowed as a second item of cabin baggage, but need to be screened and passengers should check with the airlines if special arrangements (e.g. purchasing an extra seat) for these large instruments is required.
Before you arrive at the airport
• Limit your belongings to what you may need in the cabin for the duration of the flight.
• Where possible, put liquids in hold baggage.
• Prepare the re-sealable bag of liquids before arriving at the airport.
• Check any queries you have with your airport or airline before traveling to the airport.
At the security checkpoint
• Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening as you approach the security check point. It will be screened at the same time as your cabin luggage.
• All coats and jackets need to be removed ready to be screened and metal items, including wallets, placed in plastic trays and scanned separately.
• If you are carrying a laptop or any other large electrical item within your cabin luggage then please have it ready for separate screening as you approach the security check.
Duty-free / departure lounge purchases
• You may take liquid items of any size onboard that are purchased in the taxfree shops in the departure lounge (sometimes referred to as 'Airside') after the security check.
• Most duty-free or similar purchases will be given to you in a special sealed bag. Do not open this bag until you have reached your final destination. You should also retain your proof of purchase throughout your journey. You will be required to show it at all transfer points.
• If you are departing from a non-EU airport and transferring through an EU airport, any duty-free item purchased from a non-EU airport will be considered in transit.