New EU-legislation for hand baggage at all airports in the European Union
Effective November 6, 2006,
new rules for the contents of hand baggage will apply for all airline
passengers throughout the European Union (EU). Passengers may only carry
small quantities (max. 100 ml per container) of liquids, gels and aerosols
in their hand baggage. The packaging of these products must also meet
specific requirements. This applies for all passengers departing from or
catching connecting flights at airports within the European Union.
The new rules apply for liquids such as water and other drinks, but also
extend to gels, pastes, lotions, and the contents of aerosols. This includes
toiletries such as toothpaste, shaving cream, hair gel, lip gloss, facial
creams, mascara and liquid lip balms.
These are the rules for liquids in your hand luggage:
You can only bring on liquids and gels in containers of no more than
These containers must be carried in a transparent plastic bag.
There is a limit of one transparent plastic bag per person.
The volume of the transparent plastic bag may not be greater than 1
The transparent plastic bag must be re-sealable.
You may bring a suitable plastic bag from home. During the introductory
period, free transparent plastic bags will also be given out at all
There are two exceptions to the above rules:
needed during the flight;
needed during the flight.
Purchases in duty free at the airport:
trip includes a transfer in a European Union country (including French
overseas territories), the retailer must place your purchases in a bag.
This will be sealed and must remain so until the end of your trip. This
bag must be accompanied by a proof of purchase that will be checked when
you transfer at the screening inspection point.
if you are transferring between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly
airports, you are authorized to carry these duty free articles in the
cabin of the following flight only if you retain your bag sealed,
accompanied by the corresponding proof of purchase.
purchase occurred in an airport located outside the European Union, and
you are transferring to a European Union country,
not be authorized to carry your purchases onto your next flight.
They will be taken away
If your purchase occurred onboard an aircraft belonging to a European
airline departing from an airport located outside a European Union country,
it will be accepted when you transfer in a European Union country, as long
as it is placed in a sealed bag accompanied by the proof of onboard
Separate presentation of contents
When passing through security control, you will be required to present all
liquids separately. The transparent plastic bag should accommodate all
containers and be easily sealable. You are also required to separately
present your coat, jacket and larger electrical equipment, such as laptops,
when passing through security control.