Liquids, aerosols and gels
To protect you from the threat of liquid explosives, there are rules for taking liquids, aerosols and gels onboard. The following rules also apply to passengers arriving on international and domestic flights who are transiting through our airports:
- The restrictions limit the quantity of liquids; aerosols and gels passengers may take onboard the aircraft with them.
- The restrictions apply to products carried in the cabin of the aircraft by passengers. They do not apply to checked baggage carried in the hold of the aircraft. However, restrictions on dangerous goods still apply.
- Certain exemptions apply for medicines, medical products, medical devices, and baby products that you may need during the flight. Details of these exemptions are covered in the exemptions part of this site.
Passengers traveling through airports need to be aware of the quantity limits for liquids, aerosols and gels that can be taken through a security screening point at the airport.
- Liquid, aerosol or gel products must be in containers of 100 milliliters or less (broadly equivalent to 100 grams or less).
- The containers must be carried in one transparent, reseal-able plastic bag, like the one in the image below.
- The four sides of the bag's sealed area must add up to no more than 80 centimeters (e.g. 20x20 cm or 15x25 cm).
- The plastic bag must be the type that can be sealed and resealed like a sandwich bag or freezer bag which have a sealing mechanism.
- Only one bag is allowed for each passenger, with exceptions to passengers who are carrying bags of the people in their care, including children.
- All containers must fit comfortably into the plastic bag and the bag must be sealed.
Containers larger than 100 milliliters, even if only partially-filled, will not be allowed through the security screening point