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What Can You Take Through Airport Security?

What Can You Take

THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY?



YES



ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ITEMS

Laptops, hairdryer, mobile phones, iPods, camcorders, cameras, electric razors.



! Remove from bag for special screening.



MEDICAL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT

Inhalers, tablets, liquid medicine (over 100ml as well), syringes.



! May need documentation from a medical professional and pre-approval from the airline.



PRE-APPROVED



LIQUIDS

Drinks, water, syrup, soup, perfumes, mascara, lipsticks, oils, lotions, creams, toothpaste, deodorants, make-up, shaving foam, hairspray, shampoo, hairgel, showergel, contact lens solution, lighter.



You may have a liquid container larger than 100ml if bought after passing security.



Keep the receipt, as evidence, and do not open the tamper-proof bag until you reach your destination.



! Each container may hold no more than 100ml. Liquids must be carried in a resealable ziplock plastic bag of max 20x20cm.



BABY FOOD

Soya milk, sterilised water, formula, breast milk, cow milk, puree, baby food.



! Allowed to take more than 100ml of baby food.

May be asked to verify by tasting it.



PERSONAL

Spoons (not knives), blunt scissors, disposable razors, nail clippers, tweezers, knitting needles, umbrellas, walking sticks, safety matches, sport parachutes, wheelchairs, pushchairs, presents, musical instruments.



! Presents (must be unwrapped)

Musical instruments (screened separately)



Electronics & Electrical Items



Items that you must remove from bag for special screening.



Musical instruments



NO



PYROTECHNIC

Fireworks, flares, party poppers, toy caps, noisemakers, firecrackers.



CHEMICALS

Hair bleach, acids/alkalis, corrosive agents, radioactive materials, poisons and toxins.



ANIMALS AND PLANTS

No animals or plants through security except service dogs.



SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Bats, racquets, (pool, snooker, billiards cues), fishing rods, ice skates, hiking poles, darts, golf clubs, harpoons, spear guns.



WEAPONS (AND REPLICA WEAPONS)

Firearms, replica firearms (including gun cigarette lighters), crossbows, catapults, knuckledusters, swords, clubs, nunchuks, grenades, detonators, fuses, smoke canister, cartridges and dynamite.



WEIRD ITEMS PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO GET THROUGH SECURITY



10LB TURKEY

A passenger tried to smuggle a 10lb Turkey onto a flight from Cardiff Airport.



FROZEN WATER

A man with four bottles of frozen water who claimed they were sodas and exempt from the rules.



VODKA DRINKER

A man who was told he couldn't take through a bottle of vodka so drank the entire bottle in front of security staff. He was later removed from the flight for being drunk.



INTERESTING FACTS



Why are liquids banned?

In August 2006 a terrorist plot to blow up airplanes with explosive liquids carried in had luggage was uncovered by British authorities.



Liquid restrictions will cost travellers �10 million this summer



Heathrow confiscates approximately 2,000 tonnes of liquid a year

What Can You Take Through Airport Security?

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Getting through airport security should really be rewarded with some sort of prize - the arcane liquid rules, the removal of shoes and the overly friendly pat downs have become quite a ritual. This in...
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