Hong Kong Airport said that starting March
21 it will impose new security measures for screening liquids, gels
and aerosol cans brought on board passenger aircraft in carry-on
Under the new
measures, which the airport said comply with guidelines adopted by
the International Civil Aviation Organization, passengers will be
subject to the following rules:
gels and aerosols in cabin baggage must be carried in containers
with a capacity not greater than 3.4 fluid ounces.
be placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag of a maximum
capacity not exceeding one liter (or 34 ounces). The containers
must fit within the transparent plastic bag, which should be
The plastic bag
must be presented separately from other carry-on baggage for visual
examination at the screening point. Only one transparent plastic
bag per passenger is permitted.
be made for medications, baby milk/food and special dietary
at HKIA will be subject to the new cabin baggage restrictions and
are asked to be patient with the enhanced procedures in place,"
said Simon Li, COO of the Civil Aviation Dept. and head of Safety,
Security, Environmental and Planning Services for the Airport
Authority Hong Kong.
developed the guidelines for fluids brought on board aircraft by
passengers in the wake of an Aug. 6 incident in which passengers in
the U.K. were nabbed smuggling liquid explosives onto
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