To protect you against the threat of liquid explosives, the European Union (EU) has adopted security rules that restrict the amount of liquids that you can take through security checkpoints. They apply to all passengers departing from airports in the EU whatever their destination.
This means that at security checkpoints you and your unchecked baggage must be checked for liquids in addition to other prohibited articles. However, the rules do not limit the liquids that you can buy at shops located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on-board an aircraft.
The rules apply at all airports in the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland until further notice.
Passengers are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in their unchecked baggage. These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 milliliters each. Passengers must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity per passenger.
- water and other drinks, soups, syrups;
- creams, lotions and oils;
- gels, including hair and shower gels;
- contents of pressurized containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants;
- pastes, including toothpaste;
- liquid-solid mixtures;
- any other item of similar consistency.