This page tells you about the hand baggage liquid restrictions you need to be aware of before you pack. Please read this page carefully to make sure you're complying with security restrictions on liquids in hand baggage.

If you want more information about what items you can or can't bring in your hand luggage, please visit our Dangerous Items page.

For security reasons, there are limits to the amount of liquids you can bring with you in your hand baggage, on all our flights.

The term 'liquids' includes gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs. And of course, drinking water.

Generally, all liquids must be in bottles or containers of 100ml or smaller. All your liquids must fit inside a single resealable clear bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins).

Unless you need them during the flight, we recommend you pack your liquid items in your hold baggage to avoid security delays.

If you are carrying baby foods or medications, you will be able to bring more of these liquids with you, see below.

There are also restrictions on liquids bought in Duty Free at the aircraft. Please check these carefully, especially if you have an onward connection, as your Duty Free items could be confiscated if you don't comply.

Any liquids you carry in your hand baggage must meet the following requirements to pass security screening:

  • Liquids must be in individual containers of 100ml / 3 oz or smaller. 
  • All liquid containers must be placed in a single transparent, re-sealable bag (i.e. with a zip or pressable seal). The bag must be no bigger than 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins / one quart), and a maximum of one litre in capacity. 
  • Only one transparent re-sealable bag is allowed. Bags not fulfilling the requirements above are not allowed.

Exceptions for baby food and medications

The following liquids are allowed in amounts greater than 100ml. Please bear in mind that you still shouldn’t bring excessive amounts:

  • Baby food and formula milk, when the infant for whom the food or milk is intended for is present. 
  • Liquid expressed breast milk can be carried even when the infant is not present, provided that the milk is in containers not exceeding 2000ml (2 litres). The milk must not be frozen, and there is no limit on the amount of containers that can be carried. When the infant is not present, gel/ice packs can also be carried in order to keep the milk cool. 
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications, whether in liquid, gel or aerosol form, including eye drops and saline solution for medical purposes. Read more about travelling with prescription medications. 
  • Liquids or gels for passengers with disabilities, diabetes, or an appropriate medical condition 
  • Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons, such as prosthetic breasts and bras containing gels.

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