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Current liquid restrictions

Liquid restrictions

Airline liquid restrictions are in force on all our flights, so you'll need to pack your hand baggage accordingly.

You'll find the relevant restrictions below, sorted by the country you are departing from.

Restrictions on liquids bought in Duty Free

To ensure you don't waste money on duty free that you can't take on board, please check our information on Duty Free liquids. This is particularly important if you have an onward connection.

Flights from UK, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, USA and UAE

Currently, security checkpoints in UK airports only allow you to carry limited quantities of liquids in your hand baggage. This includes gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs.

We recommend you pack permitted liquid items in your hold baggage to avoid security delays. Any liquids you do decide to carry in your hand baggage must meet the following requirements to pass security screening:

  • Liquids must be in individual containers, no greater than 100ml capacity.
  • All liquid containers must be placed in a transparent, re-sealable bag (i.e. with a zip or pressable seal). The bag must be no bigger than 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins), and a maximum of one litre in capacity.
  • Only one transparent re-sealable bag is allowed. Bags not fulfilling the requirements above are not allowed.

Flights from India

The following flight liquid restrictions apply to flights leaving from India:

  • Cosmetics must be carried in containers of no greater than 100ml capacity.
  • No liquids, gels, perfumes or aerosols will be allowed through security.
  • Loose batteries and matches will not be allowed in hand baggage.
  • Cigarette lighters of any kind are not permitted.
  • Sweets are not allowed in hand baggage.
Medicines (presented with a prescription) and baby food are exempt.

Flights from Barbados

The following liquid restrictions apply to flights leaving from Barbados:

  • Liquids, gels and aerosols must be carried in containers of no greater than 100ml capacity.
  • All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed inside a single quart-size, zip-top, transparent plastic bag.
  • Only one bag as described above is permitted per passenger.
  • Larger half-full containers, including rolled-up toothpaste tubes, are not permitted.
Bags not in line with the regulations above - no zip-top, or a larger size - are not allowed.

The following liquids are allowed in amounts greater than 100ml. Please bear in mind that you still shouldn’t bring excessive amounts:

  • Baby food and formula milk when the infant for whom the food or milk is intended for is present.
  • Liquid expressed breast milk may be carried even when the infant is not present, provided that the milk is in containers not exceeding 2000ml (two litres). The milk must not be frozen and there is no limit on the amount of containers that can be carried. When the infant is not present sufficient cooling gel packs and ice packs may also be carried in order to keep the milk cool.
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications, whether in liquid, gel or aerosol form - including eye drops and saline solution for medical purposes
  • Liquids or gels for passengers with disabilities, diabetes, or an appropriate medical condition
  • Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons, such as prosthetic breasts and bras containing gels.

Any other permitted liquids will need to be stored in your check in baggage.

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