UPDATED: November 2nd 2006
The Department for Transport has today announced changes to the UK’s aviation security measures, notably allowing limited liquids to be carried onboard as cabin baggage subject to certain conditions. The changes will take effect from Monday 6 November 2006 (see below).
The highlights are summarised below:
Cabin Baggage – ONE item only of cabin baggage will be permitted through the airport security search point, to a maximum length of 56 cm, width of 45 cm and depth of 25 cm (including wheels, handles, side pockets etc.). Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage.
Mobility Aids - No change
Liquids – Some liquids will be allowed once again through airport security check points. There will however be restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through. Each container must have a maximum capacity of 100ml, and must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag (size restrictions apply). This can be carried in addition to the one item of cabin baggage mentioned above.
Large Electrical Items / Laptops – No change
Musical Instruments – No change. These are still permitted as a second item of cabin baggage, and will be subject to the usual screening.
Note, for flights departing before Monday 6th November, the existing Airport & Airline Security Regulations remain in force.
See Airport & Airline Security Regulations for the full text of this announcement.