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LIQUIDS, AEROSOLS, AND GELS (LAGS)

For a hassle-free travel and an easier experience at pre-boarding security screening counters, this page provides information on how to cater for the Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in your baggage. The information below is intended for reference.

For security reasons, most airports apply restrictions to the carriage of liquids, aerosols & gels (LAGs) in the aircraft cabin. Before leaving for the airport, please review our guidelines to ensure that you will pass through pre-boarding security screening faster and easier by having packed your liquids, aerosols and gels properly.

LAGs include (but are not limited to):

  • Water and other beverages
  • Soups, syrups, stews and sauces
  • Jams and honey
  • Food in sauces
  • Food containing a high liquid content
  • Creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils
  • Perfumes and sprays
  • Lipstick and mascara
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other types of foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures

 

How to pack your LAG items in your hand baggage:
  • All LAGs should be carried in containers of 100ml (3.4oz or 100g) or less per article. LAGs carried in containers of more than 100ml will not be accepted even if the containers are only partially filled.
  • Containers with LAGs should be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag (approximately 20cm x 20cm) of a maximum capacity of 1 litre. The containers should fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which should be completely closed.
  • Only one transparent plastic bag is allowed per passenger (adult, child or infant) and must be presented separately for screening. 

 

Exceptional cases

The items listed below are allowed in your carry-on baggage. You must declare them at security screening. We recommend that you pack these items separately and place them in an easy-to-access area in your hand baggage so that you can easily remove them for inspection.

  • Baby food, milk, formula water and juice if you are travelling with an infant under two years of age (0-24 months) to be consumed during the flight.
  • Breast milk: Passengers flying with their infant or child can bring breast milk in quantities greater than 100 ml.
  • Gel and ice packs are allowed, if they are needed to treat an injury, to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants younger than two years of age (0-24 months), or to preserve medically necessary items or medication.
  • LAGs required for medical purposes: Prescription medicines or essential non-prescription medicines that are to be used for the journey, provided you have a prescription or attending physician's statement.
  • Special dietary requirements - reasonable amounts of foods for special diets such as lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant passengers, for consumption during the flight.
  • Passengers may be asked to provide "proof of authenticity" of an exempted LAG, such as a prescription or a medical certificate issued in the name of the passenger. At security checkpoints, a plausibility check may also be performed whereby the passenger could be invited to sample the items to prove that they are safe.

 

LAGs Carried by Passengers with Connecting Flights/Codeshare Flights

Passengers with onward connections or travelling on multi-sector flights and having to disembark at intermediate airports and re-enter security checkpoints (for example on route London - Mauritius - Perth where the passenger destined for Perth needs to transit in Mauritius and disembark/re-embark at Mauritius airport), must comply with the restrictions on LAGs. We therefore recommend that duty-free items are purchased at the last airport of departure or onboard the last sector of the trip. In the event of non-compliance with restrictions, the concerned authorities can seize the LAGs.

LAGs (duty-free items) which meet the following requirements can be carried on board after passing through the security check:

  • LAGs must be kept in a sealed tamper-evident transparent plastic bag the bag must not be opened.
  • Keep your receipts in the bag as evidence of purchase.