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New EU Aviation Security Regulations Advice for Air Travellers

Following the threat from liquid explosives that was uncovered in the UK in August a new European Regulations on Aviation Security will come into force on 06 November 2006 with regard to hand Luggage.
Liquids and Gels
From 06 November only very small quantities of liquids and gels may be brought through passenger screening points at all European Community airports.
Liquids and Gels include:
Liquid/Solid mixtures 
Contents of pressurised containers
Examples include:
Hair gel 
Shaving foam 
Containers for Liquids and Gels
Containers must be no more than 100 millilitres capacity
Containers must be in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag
Bags must be less than 1 litre capacity (approx. 20x20cm capacity when flat)
Only 1 plastic bag per passenger
Plastic bag must be sealed and not too full
Suitable plastic bags are available at the airport
Medicines, Special Diet Products, Baby Foods – larger quantities
Allowed if essential for use during the flight
Passengers may be asked to prove that these products are genuine
All liquids must be presented for inspection at the screening point
Goods Bought After Screening
Liquids and gels in normal sizes may be bought after the screening point and on board aircraft
They must be in unopened tamper-evident bags with proof of purchase if they are taken through screening at another EU airport on the same day
Additional Screening Requirements
Portable computers and large electrical items must be removed from hand baggage for separate screening 
Coats and Jackets must be removed for separate screening
Checked-in Baggage
Rules about transporting liquids and gels in checked-in baggage are not changed
Travel to the United States
Passengers travelling to the United States should contact their airlines for additional requirements regarding liquids and gels.