BRITS heading to Spain will soon be able to get through the airport much easier thanks to new rules.
Airport security can be a stressful experience, what with restrictions on liquids.
However, Spanish airport authority Aena has confirmed that they are easing the rules that make passengers have to take their liquids out of your bag.
The new 3D scanners, being rolled out next year, mean your toiletries as well as your electronic devices can stay in your bag rather than be put into the trays.
The new technology will be rolled out at Barcelona and Madrid Airport first, according to local media, as they handle 40 per cent of passengers in the country.
By the end of next year, they will be rolled out to Palma Airport, followed by all other Spanish airports including Ibiza and Tenerife.
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Tomas Melgar, Palma Airport's director, previously said: "The time has come to carry out a comprehensive upgrade of the facilities as they have been the same for more than 25 years.
"The security filters will be equipped with more modern technology, and this will create positive results in terms of safety and quality, such as passengers not having to remove their hand luggage, so no liquids or computers."
It's not just Spain where the liquid rules are changing.
UK airports are ditching the ban on liquids over 100ml by next year.
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Currently, all liquid toiletries must currently fit in the plastic bag, measuring 20cm x 20cm, and be sealed.
The new rules coming into play mean that passengers travelling through UK airports will be able to carry drinks, makeup and liquids of any size in their hand luggage for the first time in 16 years.
Luggage will then pass through special CT scanners to inspect bags using 3D imagery instead of 2D imagery.
A ban on carrying liquids onto aircraft was imposed in 2006 after the "liquid bomb" plot, when terrorists tried to blow up 10 transatlantic flights using explosive material hidden in soft drink bottles.
Certain items can confuse Brits regarding whether they are liquids or not, such as toothpaste or lipstick.
And Marmite is the most confiscated item at London City Airport, as it counts as a liquid.
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