New EU liquids regulation – same rules for passengers

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 7.1.2014 11.42
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Plane (Photo: Rodeo)
Plane (Photo: Rodeo)

The new EU regulation on the security screening of liquids carried in hand baggage that enters into force on 31 January 2014 will not have much effect on air travellers' practical routines. As before, passengers are allowed to carry liquids in containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres, packed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than 1 litre.

Despite much similarity to the earlier rules, the new regulation will bring about one tangible change: after 31 January 2014, transfer passengers are allowed to take duty free liquids bought at third-country airports or on board aircraft with them to any connecting flights via EU airports.