Liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGs)


Travelling with liquids, aerosols or gels in hand carried luggage is restricted because it can be dangerous for you and others. 

Q1 How can I carry liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) on board?
A1 The current restrictions for carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels in hand baggage are in effect in most countries. They must be in containers 100ml or equivalent, placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag with max capacity 1-litre. At screening, plastic bags should be presented apart from other carry on items. Only one plastic bag per person is allowed. The relevant plastic bag must be transparent and have an integrated fastener (e.g. zip, Velcro, tie or string fastener). The simplest and most inexpensive option is to use freezer bags with zip-fasteners, which are offered in the majority of supermarkets.

Q2 What do “LAGs” include?

A2 Gels, pastes, lotions, combinations of liquids and solid matter such as toothpaste, hair gels, beverages, soups, syrup, perfume and other items of a similar consistency, and the contents of pressurised containers such as aerosols, shaving foam, hairspray etc.

Q3 Are there any exceptions for carriage of medicines or baby food inside the cabin?
A3 Yes. Liquids that are used during the flight and are used either for medical or special dietary purposes, including baby food, milk or juices for baby or infant passengers are permitted. The passengers must present these at the check point and they must also be separated from the remaining hand baggage and their necessity authenticated if required (e.g. by means of prescriptions, describing the necessity,plausibility etc.).

Q4 What regulations apply to purchases in duty free shops and on board the plane?
A4 Duty free goods, which have been purchased on the day of the flight in a shop following the checking of boarding cards at an airport or on board a plane of an airline, may be taken by the passenger through the security check, if they are in a transparent bag sealed by the sales outlet. The bag must contain a proof of purchase that can be read from outside the bag, on which the date and place of sale are recorded.

Q5 What needs to be observed in the case of connecting flights?
A5 You are advised to check from your airlines regarding carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels on connecting flights. As per European Union regulations, if the flight in question is a connecting flight, where the first flight and the connecting flight take place from an airport within the EU, liquids may be taken on board the connecting flight. This does not apply to flights from non-European Union countries, which are not subject to the EU regulations.