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What Can You Take
THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY?
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ITEMS
Laptops, hairdryer, mobile phones, iPods, camcorders, cameras, electric razors.
! Remove from bag for special screening.
Inhalers, tablets, liquid medicine (over 100ml as well), syringes.
! May need documentation from a medical professional and pre-approval from the airline.
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.
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.
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.
Fireworks, flares, party poppers, toy caps, noisemakers, firecrackers.
Hair bleach, acids/alkalis, corrosive agents, radioactive materials, poisons and toxins.
ANIMALS AND PLANTS
No animals or plants through security except service dogs.
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
A passenger tried to smuggle a 10lb Turkey onto a flight from Cardiff Airport.
A man with four bottles of frozen water who claimed they were sodas and exempt from the rules.
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.
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