Liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs)
Water and other beverages
Soups, syrups, stews and sauces
Jams and honey
Food in sauces or containing a high liquid content
Creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils
Perfumes and sprays
Lipstick and mascara
Gels, including hair and shower gels
Contents of pressurized containers, including shaving foam, other types of foams and deodorants
Pastes, including toothpaste
All LAG's should be carried in containers of 100ml (3.4oz or 100g) or less per article. LAG's carried in containers of more than 100ml will not be accepted even if the containers are only partially filled.
Containers with LAG's 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.
Example of packed LAGs
ExemptionsThe above rules do not apply to the following items:
Baby food to be consumed during the flight
LAG's required for medical purposes 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
Passengers with onward connections or travelling on multi-sector flights and having to disembark at intermediate airports and reenter security checkpoints (for example on route London - Mauritius - Perth where 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 LAGs can be confiscated by authorities.