Travelling with liquids
Only essential items should go in your hand baggage
For safety reasons, there are a few restrictions on the quantity and packaging of items carried in your hand baggage. To ensure that you can board without any delays or setbacks, know which liquids you may carry and how to carry them.
Remember that anything that may not be carried in your hand baggage, provided it is not a forbidden object may be dispatched in hold baggage, without problems.
Which items are considered liquids?
Liquids include all items containing liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG), that is, all the following products and those of similar consistency:
- water and other drinks,
- hair gel,
- hair mousse and shaving foam,
- pastes and pates,
- jams and soft cheeses,
How should I carry the liquids?
In containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml (or 100 gr) per item, packaged in a single transparent 20x20-cm resealable bag (only one per passenger).
The golden rule is, therefore, to check in all liquid items over 100 ml.
What are the exceptions?
MLiquid medications or special dietary products (including baby food – porridge, fruit jars, yoghurts and milk bottles) can travel outside the transparent plastic bag or in quantities exceeding 100 ml/100 g, for which it is advisable to bring a document or medical certificate attesting to the respective need.
Medication in tablet or powder form is not subject to the same restrictions applicable to liquids.
Liquid items purchased at the airport's duty-free shops, after the security checkpoint or on board the aircraft, are also permitted, provided they are in a sealed tamper-evident bag (supplied by duty-free shops) and accompanied by the respective purchase receipt.
How is the security screening carried out?
- If you are carrying liquids in containers up to 100 ml inside a transparent resealable plastic bag, head to the regular security checkpoints. The bag containing the liquids must be presented separately from the remaining hand baggage.
- If you are carrying liquids above 100 ml (purchased at the airport's duty-free shops or on board the aircraft, medications or special dietary products), head to the checkpoint specially indicated for this type of items and declare them separately from the rest of your hand baggage. Please note that you should not open the bag before you reach your destination, as the products will be refused at the airport security check.
What should I do if I am carrying any forbidden or restricted item in my baggage?
In this situation, you can go back and hand the prohibited or restricted item to a family member or friend, check it in as hold baggage, if permitted, or send it by green mail, at the post located next to the security checkpoint.
Be prepared for Security Screening and avoid delays.