Security
How are liquids bought at the airport or on board checked?
Showing your boarding pass you can buy liquids (beverages, perfumes, creams and etc.) in shops located behind security check points at the airports of EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, the USA and Canada.
Having received your goods in a closed bag, don’t open it before going through security check points. There are no quantity restrictions for shopping at the airport. If you change your flight at other EU airport, it is also possible to go shopping for liquids there in similar shops. You can also buy liquids on board of a connecting flight, provided by an airline of a EU country.
How shall I pack liquids?
You may take only minimum volume of liquids on board. Liquids must be carried in 100ml or smaller containers. All items must be placed in a single clear, zip-top 1 liter or smaller plastic bag.
What exactly does a liquid mean?
A liquid means:
• water and other beverages, soups, syrups;
• creams, body milk and oils;
• perfumes;
• sprays;
• gels, including shampoos and shower gels;
• containers under pressure, including shaving foam, styling foam and other foam products and deodorants;
• pastes, including toothpaste;
• mixtures of viscous and liquid materials;
• All items of similar consistency.
What is not allowed to be taken on board?
The following items are prohibited to be carried by passengers during the flight, in accordance with current international regulations:
• Weapons;
• Ammunition;
• Knives and other sharp items;
• Toy weapons – realistic replicas (e.g. pistols, grenades);
• Radioactive materials;
• Flammables;
• Corrosive chemicals;
• Compressed gases;
• Poisons or toxic and contagious materials;
• Magnetic and other hazardous materials.
What is security control?
Air transport services are subject to strict safety rules and orders. These rules apply both to baggage and items you take on board and to your checked-in baggage.
Some items may be carried only in checked-in baggage. Dangerous items are prohibited for carriage.
Before going on board, you must go through safety check points; your hand baggage and personal items must be also checked. During the safety control:
• You must show your passport and valid boarding pass;
• During the inspection you will go through a check gate metal detector; Put your carry-ons, personal items and over clothes on a conveyor to be checked by detectors;
• All your electronic devices, for example mobile phones or laptop computers, must be checked as well. You should uncase your computer and place it on a conveyor so it can be checked separately;
• It’s recommended to travel wearing such shoes, which can be easily taken off and put on by you going through security control; your belt and over clothes (jacket, coat, sweater and etc.) must be checked as well;
• Don’t forget to take all metallic objects out of your pockets before entering check gate metal detector;
• You can be checked by a hand-held metal detector or inspected personally if specially needed.
What is the restriction on liquids?
The rules applying to volumes of liquids allowed to be taken going through security checkpoints, came into force in 2006. The rules apply to all persons travelling to EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, the USA and Canada and apply even if persons change flights in the above states to travel to other countries.
Additionally to identification of items forbidden to be carried, carry-ons are checked for prohibited items and materials (especially liquids and gels) during the security screening.
What items are allowed to be placed in carry-ons?
The following items are permitted:
• Liquids, gels, pastes in a clear, zip-top 1 liter or smaller plastic bag (maximum volume of liquid in one bag is 100 mil);
• Items for medical use (medicines, baby food to be used during the flight);
• Beverages, perfumes and other liquids bought in airport transit area and packed in closed bags.
Liquids to be used during the flight , for example liquids for medical use or liquids specially required for food, including infant food, are also allowed to be taken into a cabin. If you carry dietic or baby food, don’t take more than needed during the flight.
A security officer may ask you either to provide some food (e.g. baby food) in order to take samples or provide documents confirming the food origin (e.g. carrying insulin, you’ll need doctor’s confirmation or receipt issued in the passenger’s name).
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