For flights TO/FROM/TRANSIT IN Australia and flights FROM Brunei
Duty travel purchases: Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs)
To increase your safety, the Australian & Brunei Governments have legislated new rules on taking liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) for flights TO/FROM/TRANSIT IN Australia and flights FROM Brunei, for ALL PASSENGERS boarding a flight in Australia and Brunei (both joining and transit passengers from other airports).
- For flights FROM/TRANSIT IN Australia (INTO/TRANSIT IN Brunei)
- For flights INTO/TRANSIT IN Australia (From Brunei) If you are travelling INTO Australia and are TRANSITING in Brunei e.g. London – Brunei – Brisbane/Perth, ALL ITEMS in excess of 100mls WILL BE confiscated in Brunei, REGARDLESS whether:
- The items are purchased at duty free from another airport
- The items are packed in a tamper evidence bag
Duty free items in excess of 100mls can be purchased after clearing customs, immigration and security at any airport in Australia.
These duty free item are allowed into Brunei, if you are travelling to Brunei only e.g. Brisbane/Perth – Brunei (the quantity is subject to Brunei customs duty free allowance).
If you are transferring to another flight in Brunei and are only transiting e.g. Brisbane/Perth – Brunei – London, these items ARE NOT allowed beyond Brunei unless it is packed in a TAMPER EVIDENCE BAG and have NOT BEEN opened.
This rule is legislated by the Australian Government, for more information please visit Australian Government website at www.dotars.gov.au.
The airlines take no responsibility if items are confiscated.
As of the 31st of March 2007, the Australian Department
of Transportation and Regional Services shall introduce enhanced
security measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels
that can be taken through the screening point at airports for international
The new stringent Aviation security arrangements shall
apply to all passengers traveling to and from Australia.
These arrangements are consistent with practices adopted by Canada,
the United States, the European Union and United Kingdom, where
they have proven successful at keeping delays to a minimum whilst
delivering improved security.
What are the new rules?
- Passengers can still take on board items purchased after the
screening point, including duty free.
- Passengers may still carry on board the things they would normally
take in carry-on baggage, such as cameras; personal music devices;
books; and clothing. Additionally, existing restrictions for carry-on
baggage remain the same.
- All containers with drinks, creams, perfumes, sprays, gels,
toothpaste and similar substances will have to be carried in a
re-sealable transparent plastic bag, no larger than one litre,
and be inspected separately at the airport screening point.
- Each container should not have a capacity greater than 100
millilitres and all containers should fit comfortably in the sealed
plastic bag. (The benefit of transparent plastic bags is that
it makes it easy to display and inspect the liquids passengers
are carrying, while protecting carry-on baggage against leaks.)
- Exceptions will be made for passengers with medical conditions
and quantities of baby food required for the flight. However,
these items may be subject to additional security checks.
- Larger amounts of liquids can still be carried in checked baggage.
Examples of plastic bags and contents
The Australian Government understands that the
new rules will affect airport security staff, airlines, airport
retailers and passengers. They are working hard to ensure that the
rules are fair and communicated effectively to the traveling public.
Overseas experience suggests that once travelers are familiar with
the measures, delays have been minimal.
This measure is one of a suite of measures the Australian Government
has introduced to increase aviation security and to harmonize with
international aviation security regulations.
For more information, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/transport/security/aviation/LAG/index.aspx
Brunei’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has introduced new security rules for cabin baggage for all international and transit passengers departing from Brunei International Airport (BIA). The new rules took effect on 4th October 2007.
The new rules are as follows:
1. Implementation of security screening for carrying liquids, gels or aerosols and items with similar consistency on board an aircraft as below:
a) All liquids, gels, aerosols and items with similar consistency should be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100ml / 100gm / 3.40z. Items carried in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if partially filled.
b) Containers should be placed in a transparent and re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which should be sealed.
c) The plastic bag should be presented for visual examination at the screening point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger is permitted.
d) Exemptions should be made for liquids, gels and aerosols used for medication, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements. Passengers may be requested to verify the nature of such liquids, gels and aerosols
e) Exemptions are applied to flight crew in uniform and on duty during flights.
- Exemptions in respect of liquids, gels or aerosols and items with similar consistency purchased either at airport duty free shops located in sterile areas, or on board aircraft, on the condition that the liquid is packed in a sealed plastic bag that is both tamper-evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase at the airport duty free shops or on board aircraft, on the day(s) of the journey for departing as well as transfer passenger.
- To facilitate screening and to avoid a cluttered x-ray image, such plastic bags containing the items should be presented apart from other cabin baggage, coats/jackets or laptops for separate x-ray screening.
- The new security measures are in accordance to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) dated 30 March 2007 and recommended for implementation by all the ICAO contracting state.
New measures will be imposed effective 30th September 2007 to all international passengers or those transiting on commercial flights (including charter flights) at Bahrain International Airport.
Passengers from Bahrain will undergo extra security screening for liquids, aerosols and gels in their hand luggage.
Passengers are advised to check-in early and to adhere to the following regulations:
- Passengers can only carry liquid, aerosols and gels in containers holding not more than 100 ml.
- Containers must be placed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag measuring approximately 20cm x 20 cm, with a maximum capacity not exceeding one litre.
- The plastic bag must be presented separately from hand luggage and other items such as coats, jackets or laptops at the x-ray checkpoint.
- All liquids, aerosols or gels purchased from airport shops / Duty Free in the security restricted areas (after the x-ray checkpoint) of the terminal on the day of travel will be screened. Items will be placed in approved security sealed, tamper-evident bags (STEBs), with receipts attached as proof of purchase. The STEB will be provided for at the shop where the goods are bought.
- The new rules cover liquids such as water, drinks, soups, syrups and other beverages; gels such as hair and shower gels; pastes such as toothpaste, mascara, lip-gloss; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, sprays, liquid/solid mixtures, contents of pressurized containers such as shaving foam and deodorants, aerosols and other items with a similar consistency.
- Transit passengers’ carry-on bags will be re-screened and inspected at the transfer security checkpoint.
- Liquids, gels or aerosols purchased at originating airports not in STEBs or without any proof of purchase at airport shops/duty free shall be confiscated by security.
Effective 1st May 2007, the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) will limit the amount of liquids, gels and aerosols in passengers’ carry-on luggage.
The new regulations are as follows:
- Fluids and aerosols must be in containers holding no more than 100 milliliters.
- These containers must be carried aboard international flights in clear, re-sealable plastic bags no larger than one liter.
- Each passenger will be restricted to one plastic bag, which will be inspected by security staff.
- The same rules and restrictions will apply to passengers on incoming overseas flights.
- All liquid duty-free items must be carried aboard in intact, sealed plastic bags, and passengers must produce their purchase invoices.
- Passengers on domestic flights can carry packages of liquids up to one liter, but all alcohol has to be packed inside checked luggage.
- Exceptions will be made for special items, such as medication and baby milk, however this will be subject to verification.
Passengers are advised to arrive at airports earlier than they normally do to allow for delays and be prepared for the inspections.
Starting 17th June 2007, Dubai International Airport authorities shall enforce new security regulations on hand baggage of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs).
The new regulations are as follows:
- All liquids must be in individual containers of a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters.
- All containers must be placed in one transparent re-sealable bag, no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm in size. The containers must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be fastened closed.
- Passengers are only allowed one bag each. The bag must be clear and re-sealable, such as “zip lock” bags. Larger bags or bags that are non-sealable, such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed.
- Each passenger must remove their clear plastic bag from their hand baggage and place it on the conveyor belt for x-ray screening.
- Passengers can still pack liquids, aerosols and gels in checked-in bags as the new rules only apply to hand luggage.
- Passengers can still carry medicine and dietary requirements, including baby food in their hand luggage. This does not have to be sealed in a clear plastic bag. However, they may be asked to prove the necessity of these items during the journey.
- Passengers can still buy liquids such as perfumes on board an aircraft or at Dubai Duty Free, where liquids are sold in 2-litre tamper-evident bags, which should not be opened before passengers are screened. Otherwise, the bags may be confiscated at the checkpoint.
- All liquids bought are additional to the quantities mentioned for re-sealable bags.
For more information on the new rules, please visit the Dubai International Airport website at:
New security rules on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels restrictions will take effect on 21st May 2007.
This applies to all international passengers departing from, or changing flights at Malaysian Airports i.e. KLIA, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuching and Langkawi International Airports.
This also applies to international bound passengers departing from domestic airports such as Miri, Redang, Tioman, Melaka etc.
The new regulations are as follows:
- Passengers are allowed to take small quantities of liquids in individual containers with a minimum of 100ml each in their hand luggage (cabin baggage).
- These small quantities of liquids, gels or aerosols must be packed or placed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one-litre capacity. Every passenger is allowed to carry one re-sealable plastic bag only.
- The standard re-sealable plastic bags will be made available by Malaysia Airports at Information Counters, Security Checkpoints and other specially equipped locations at the airport terminal area where passengers can repack their quantities of liquids, gels or aerosols.
- These standard re-sealable plastic bags will be issued free to international passengers for a period of six months only; from the day the new regulations take effect.
- Passengers are allowed to bring and use a suitable transparent re-sealable plastic bag from home, but it must be similar to the type and size issued by the Airport Authorities.
- The new rules do not limit the liquids and gels that passengers can buy or purchase at airport shops including Duty Free outlets in the security-controlled areas of the airport terminal building.
- Liquids, gels or aerosols bought at airport Duty Free outlets or shops will be packed and placed in transparent, security tamper-evident bag (STEBs). However, rules also vary depending on where the passengers are flying to e.g. Australian authorities require shop personnel to hand-deliver Duty Free items / goods in STEBs to passengers at the boarding gate, and only for direct flights (point-to-point) e.g. KUL/SYD
- Passengers can bring along medication, baby milk, baby food or special dietary needs during the trip, provided they can provide proof that they are needed during the flight.
- The new rules cover liquids such as water, drinks, soups, syrups, other beverages, gels (including hair and shower gels), pastes (including toothpaste), mascara, liquid eyeliner, lipsticks, blushers, lip gloss, lip balm, creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, sprays, liquid-solid mixture, contents of pressurized containers (including shaving foam and deodorants), aerosols, foundation, insect repellant, lighter fluid, sunblock, waxy substances and any other item of similar consistency or in simple definition anything that one can “pour, spray or smear”.
Effective 1st July 2007, Manila International airport will enforce additional restrictions on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels for hand carry.
The guidelines are as follows:
- Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in a container larger than 100 ml are to be placed in your check-in luggage.
- All Liquids, Aerosols and Gels taken through the Final Security Screening Checkpoint must be in a container with a capacity not greater than 100 ml each.
- Any Liquids, Aerosols and Gels carried in a container larger than 100 ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only partially filled.
- The container with Liquids, Aerosols and Gels must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag approximately 20cm x 20cm with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent bag, which should be completely closed.
- Each passenger is permitted to carry only one such bag, which is to be presented separately for screening.
- Bags sealed with items such as sticky tape, rubber bands or ribbons will not be accepted. Re-sealable plastic bags are available at the booths located at the Departure lobby and at the passenger entrance door.
- Exceptions will be made for medications, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements in LAGs form subject to additional checks and verification at the screening point.
- Exceptions will also be made for retail liquid items bought at the airport or on board aircraft that are packed in sealed transparent Security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs) by airport / airline staff. The receipt shall be clearly displayed in the STEB and the date of purchase shall coincide with the day of travel.
Examples of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs)
- Empty containers such as flasks or mugs
- Baby products that include empty containers such as empty bottles, beakers or flasks; baby milk; sterilized baby water; baby juice; baby products in liquid, gel or paste form; baby food powder
- Medicine such as essential prescribed medication; essential non-prescribed medication e.g. cough syrup; insulin, medical devices
Items over 100ml not allowed
- Drinks in cans, bottles, plastic containers etc.
- Liquid cosmetics and toiletries in liquid / gel form such as fragrance and perfumes; liquid foundations and lip gloss; mascara; toothpaste; all products in pressurized containers e.g. hair spray, shaving foam/gel; deodorant; contact lens solution
- Liquid based food products in packets, tubes, plastic or tin containers such as jams and syrups; sauces; paste; yoghurt; soups (carton or otherwise); stews or curry
Things to do before you check-in
- Identify all the liquid, aerosol and gels you intend to bring with you on this trip.
- Place all liquid, aerosol and gels that are in a container not larger than 100 ml in a re-sealable plastic bag that can be bought in any supermarket. The total content of this bag should not exceed 1 litre. (Only one bag of LAGs is allowed per passenger).
- Any LAGs in a container larger than 100 ml should be placed in your check-in luggage or should be left behind.
Things to do at the Final Security Check
- Present the plastic bag containing LAGs to the Security Screening staff
- Surrender any liquid, aerosol and gels that do not conform to the 100 ml volume container restriction and those that exceeds the limit for each LAGs bag.
- Present proof of need for medicine, such as prescriptions to the security screening staff.
Effective 31st March 2007, the Indonesian Government shall impose enhanced security measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) that can be taken through and international screening point by people who are flying to or from Indonesia.
- Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
- Creams, lotions and oils
- Gels, including hair and shower gels
- Contents of pressurized containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
- Pastes, including toothpaste
- Liquid-solid mixtures
- Any other item of similar consistency
What is new?
You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your hand luggage. These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. These containers must be packed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity per passenger.
At the airport
To help screeners detect liquids, you must:
- Present all liquids carried to the screeners at security checkpoints for examination
- Take off your jacket / coat. They will be screened separately whilst you are screened
- Remove laptop computers and other large electrical devices from your hand luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you are screened.
What does not change?
You can still:
- Pack liquids in bags that you check in – the new rules only affect hand luggage
- Carry in your hand luggage medicines and dietary requirements, including baby foods, for use during the trip. You may be asked for proof that they are needed
- Buy liquids such as drinks and perfumes either in an airport shop when located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on board an aircraft operated by an international carrier. If they are sold in a special sealed bag, do not open it before you are screened – otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the checkpoint. If you are on transfer, do not open the bag before screening at your airport of transfer, or at the last one if you transfer more than once.
All these liquids are additional to the quantities in the re-sealable plastic bag mentioned above.
As of the 8th of May 2007, there will be enhanced security
measures for flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport, involving
restrictions on the carriage of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs).
The LAGs control measures cover personal hand-carry items and
retail items bought at the airport or on board the aircraft only.
The following restrictions on the carriage of LAGs in passengers’ hand
carry will apply:
- LAGs taken through the screening point for flights
from Singapore, must be carried in containers with a capacity
no greater than 100 ml. LAGs carried in partially filled containers
larger than 100 ml will not be accepted
- Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic
bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The containers
must fit comfortably within the transparent bag, which must
be completely closed.
- Only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag must be presented
separately for examination at the security screening point.
- The transparent re-sealable plastic bag must be presented
separately for examination at the security screening point.
- Exceptions will be made for medications, baby milk/foods
and special dietary requirements in LAGs form. These items
will be subjected to additional checks and verification at
the screening point.Medicines may include the following:
- Essential prescribed medicines, including angina spray
- Essential non-prescribed medicines, such as cough syrup
- Children’s medicines
- Clotting factor (for haemophiliacs)
- Inhaler (with spare canisters to be packed in checked
- Medication for diabetics etc.
Baby products include:
- Baby milk
- Sterilized water
- Baby juice
- Baby food in liquid, gel or paste form
- Wet wipes
Special dietary items are food without which the passenger’s
health is threatened. They should be taken in quantities
that are sufficient for the flight. Examples include special
foods that are necessary in:
- Special diets for lactose intolerant passengers
- Special diets for gluten-intolerant passengers
- Exemptions will also be made for retail liquid
items bought at the airport or on board the aircraft and packed
in sealed transparent tamper-evident bags by the airport/airline
staff. The receipt shall be clearly displayed in the sealed
bag and the date of purchase shall coincide with the date of
To facilitate their check-in and screening processes, passengers
are advised to pack all LAGs items appropriately before arriving
at the airport. All LAGs items not required during the flight should
be packed into check-in luggage. If passengers are unsure of any
item, they are advised to pack it in their check-in luggage.
Passengers are encouraged to check in for their flight early and
to proceed to the security screening point at least 60 minutes
prior to the flight departure time. All items exempted from the
restrictions, such as medications, baby foods and special dietary
items, as well as any supporting documentation should still be
promptly presented for security checks
New security measures on the carriage of liquids, gels, aerosols and the like in hand baggage on board scheduled, non-scheduled and private flights both domestic and international from Thailand will be implemented as of 1st June 2007.
The new regulations are as follows:
- All liquids, gels, aerosols and the like must be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100 millilitres each (or equivalent in other volumetric measurements). Liquids etc. carried in containers with a capacity of more than 100 millilitres will not be accepted, even if the container is only partially filled.
- Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which must be completely closed.
- The transparent plastic bag is to be presented for screening at the security screening point by separating it from other hand baggage such as coats and laptop computers.
- Each passenger is permitted to carry only one such bag.
- Reasonable amount of medicines and baby milk/foods are exempted from the requirements stated in items 1, 2 and 3, but they are to be presented for screening at the security screening point.
- All liquids, gels, aerosols and the like bought from the duty-free shops at the airport or on board aircraft are exempted from the requirements stated in items 1, 2 and 3, but they will be packed in a transparent sealed plastic bag without and must not show any signs of reopening after buying. The receipts will be clearly displayed and the date of purchase must coincide with the day of travel of normal, transit or transfer passengers.
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