Information About Liquid

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The new European Union regulation applicable in all Member States, concerning the screening of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) carried in hand luggage, enters into force on the next 31 January 2014.

From that date, the carriage of LAGs purchased in the shops located after Security control of any airport or onboard the aircrafts of any airline will be allowed in hand luggage, provided they are packed inside a security bag (STEB) sealed with the proof of purchase inside.

Before these LAGs were only allowed when purchased in a limited number of airports or on board aircrafts of Community air carriers.

Such as before, passengers will continue to be allowed to carry in hand luggage:

  • LAGs whose containers have a capacity not greater than 100ml or equivalent (100gr), packed inside a transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 litre (aprox. 20cm X 20cm);
  • Necessary LAGs for medical reasons or special dietary needs, including baby food.

 

You can consult here the frequently asked questions (FAQ) list, concerning the restrictions on the carriage of LAGs in hand luggage, in force from31 January 31 2014.

At airport security control, if carrying LAGs packed inside a sealed security bag (purchased in the shops located after Security control of any airport or onboard the aircrafts of any airline), baby food, medicines or special dietary liquids, head to the security position signalized for this type of articles.

Remove them from the luggage and present them separately.
The new security process may cause slight delays. We ask the passengers who have to address to the specific security positions, to consider this possibility in the organization of their trip.

Inversely, passengers carrying only liquids in containers up to 100 ml, inside a transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 litre, may continue to carry out screening in the usual security positions (not dedicated). You must remove the bag from inside the luggage and present it to security agent separately.

While preparing your baggage you should take into account that all liquids, aerosols and gels in containers with a capacity exceeding 100ml,  aside from medications, special dietary products (including baby food) and products purchased in duty-free shops of airports or onboard aircrafts, will not be permitted to carry in hand luggage. However can be carried inside hold luggage.

Consult our leaflet or ask us via the address contactar@ana.pt

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