Airline liquid ban to be liftedRestrictions eased from November

28 September 2006

 

A plane in the sky

Air passengers will be able to take small amounts of liquids and gels on board planes in hand luggage from November.

The UK ban on all-but-essential liquids in hand luggage is to be relaxed under a new Europe-wide agreement to be approved next week.

Currently, passengers leaving UK airports for countries other than the US are allowed to take items such as toothpaste and perfume in carry-on luggage as long as they're bought after the security checkpoint.

Security alert

But from November passengers will be able to carry 100ml containers of liquid in a transparent plastic bag through security checks.

However passengers flying to the US from the UK will still be banned from carrying any liquids in their hand luggage.

The liquids ban was introduced following the security alert at UK airports last month following the foiling of an alleged terror plot.