Exact date massive change to liquid rules at airports will be introduced revealed | The Sun

PASSENGERS will soon be allowed to take two litres worth of liquids in their hand luggage under a major relaxation of airport rules. 

The 100ml limit will be binned along with the ban on large electrical items like laptops and tablets. 

It means holidaymakers can take a big bottle of water, tube of toothpaste or can of deodorant through security for their flight.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “The tiny toiletry has become a staple of airport security checkpoints, but that’s all set to change.”

Cutting-edge tech will be phased in over the next two years to allow the new rules to come in by June 2024.

X-Ray scanners will give officers a clearer 3D image of what’s in passengers bags.


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Ministers hope the tech will cut queuing times while also catching possible threats.

The current 100ml limit was introduced in 2006 following a terrorist plot to prevent the use of liquid explosives.

Laptops and tablets are also currently not allowed into the cabin making it harder for people to work on flights.

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The changes will be introduced at airports gradually and Mr Harper reminded passengers to check the rules before travelling.

Christopher Snelling, Policy Director at The Airport Operators Association added: “This investment in next generation security by the UK’s airport operators will provide a great step forward for UK air travel, matching the best in class around the world.”

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