'Temporary' 100ml liquid limit reintroduced at airport security

A ban on carrying liquids over 100ml in hand luggage has been temporarily reintroduced at some airports, including Jersey.

The new limit came into effect from 00:01 on Sunday 9 June.

Departing passengers will need to ensure any liquids on their hand luggage are less than 100ml before they pass through security.

The change is in response to instructions from the UK Department for Transport which say it will “enable further improvements to be made to the new checkpoint systems" and is not in response to a specific threat. 

Jersey Airport previously scrapped the 100ml rules after installing new high-tech CT scanners, but a Ports of Jersey spokesperson said they have had to revert to the previous guidance:

“Liquids, aerosols, gels, or pastes may be carried through Security where the maximum volume of any individual container being carried is no greater than 100ml and the content is not frozen.

"All liquids, aerosols, gels and pastes carried in hand luggage will have to be removed and placed in the security trays for screening. There is no need to place them in a separate tray or in a plastic bag.

"Where liquids, gels or pastes in containers greater than 100ml are required for medical purposes or a special dietary requirement for medical purposes, these will be subjected to additional ports.je screening methods.“

Guernsey airport advised passengers they need to ensure of no more than 100ml need to be carried separately through security in a clear plastic bag:

 

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