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'Tiny' changes made to rules on liquids

'Tiny' changes made to rules on liquids
3 Feb 2014

The European Union has begun the process of relaxing the rules on taking liquids on board aeroplanes.

As of Friday (31 January), certain duty free liquids coming from outside the EU and being transferred in EU airports to a connecting flight can be carried through provided they are sealed in the security bag when bought.

But speaking to ITV's 'Daybreak' programme, travel expert Simon Calder warned passengers that the changes are 'tiny' and that could create 'confusion'. 

'You're much better off just thinking nothing's changed,' he advised. 

For example, passengers will be still be restricted to carrying liquids in 100ml bottles and sealed in a clear plastic bag with a capacity of no greater than 1l and present it for inspection at security.

However, the EU plans to lift all restrictions on liquids by 2016, when screening equipment is expected to be in place. The rules were first introduced in 2006, after terrorists plotted to disguise explosives as drinks. ADNFCR-408-ID-801689610-ADNFCR

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