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Carriage of Liquids in Cabin Baggage



In order to protect passengers from hazards involving the usage of liquid explosives,  Europen Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security sets out restrictions on the carriage of liquids. These restrictions apply to all passengers departing from EU airports, regardless of their destination.


The passenger may carry in the cabin baggage

  • Liquids in containers up to 100 ml, packed in a clear, resealable bag with the volume of 1 litre; 
  • Liquids purchased in airports or on board an aircraft and packed in a sealed tamper-evident security bag;
  • Liquids for in-flight use for medical or dietary purposes, such as  baby food.
Medical/dietary liquids, including baby food, may be carried unpacked in a 1 litre bag.


The category of liquid substances includes:

  • water and other beverages, soups, syrups;
  • creams, lotions and oils;
  • perfumery products;
  • aerosols;
  • gels, including hair and shower gel;
  • scontent of high-pressure containers, including shaving foam and other type of foam as well as deodorants;
  • pastes, including toothpaste;
  • mixtures of liquids and solids;
  • mascara;
  • other liquids with similar content.


All liquids that are brought in a security checkpoint must be taken out of the hand baggage and presented for security control separately from the hand baggage.  The containers of liquids can be screened in security equipment according to the requirements of EU laws and regulations.


Download the rules of carrying liquids