Liquids in Hand Luggage

Which liquids can I take on my flight as hand luggage?

When travelling, it’s important to know the rules regarding carrying liquids in hand luggage. Certain liquids are allowed, but they must be presented at security. These rules apply to various substances, such as liquids, aerosols, gels, pastes, lotions, foams, creams, jams, and liquid/solid mixtures. If you have any doubts, asking airport staff, airline, or retailer for further information before travelling is best. Additionally, if you plan to travel with duty-free liquids, there are specific guidelines that you should be aware of.

  • Passengers can bring duty-free liquids purchased from any airport or airline as part of their hand luggage.
  • Please remember that any duty-free liquid and its purchase receipt must be sealed inside a security bag with a red border at the time of purchase. Prepare liquids in advance of security control.
  • Important Reminder: Please only open the security bag once you reach your destination.
  • If the security officer needs to inspect the security bag, they may have to open it for screening. If you have a connecting flight at another airport, inform the security officer so they can reseal your duty-free liquids in a new security bag.

Travelling with other liquids, aerosols and gels

liquids under 100ml in clear resealable bag placed in hand luggage

ALLOWED: Remember that you can only carry liquids in containers of 100ml or less, and they must be packed in a single transparent, resealable 1-litre plastic bag, as shown in the image.

ALLOWED: Pack essential medicines and special dietary products like baby food for your trip. Be aware that you may need to provide proof of authenticity for these items.

NOT ALLOWED: Please remember that any other liquids and gels over over 100ml, and aerosols should be packed in your checked (hold) luggage.


When packing for your trip, passengers can carry only one bag of liquids, gels, and aerosols. It’s essential to note that toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, and lotion are commonly overlooked as liquids when travelling.

Toothpaste can be brought aboard your flight in a container of 100ml or less, packed in your clear bag.

Stick deodorants are not classed as a liquid.

Lipsticks and lip balms are not classified as liquids. When uncertain about an item’s permissibility, it is advisable to check it in with your hold luggage.

Yes, you can bring contact lens solution on a plane as long as it’s in a container that is no larger than 100ml.

You must check in all liquids exceeding 100ml.

Before you travel, it’s important to understand what items are classified as liquids, as some might not be obvious. For instance, items like mascara and anything that can be spread are considered liquids.

No flammable liquids, including petrol and methanol, paints, solvents, glues and charges for lighters are not allowed on flights at all.

Small camping gas bottles inclusing propane and butane are not allowed either.

Makeup products classified as liquids consist a wide range of items, such as creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara, liquid foundation, and lip gloss.

At the airport

Keep any liquids separate from the rest of your hand luggage when going through security. In some cases, security personnel may need to open containers for inspection. Also, keep in mind that certain situations where liquids may not be allowed through security for safety reasons.