Abu Dhabi International Airport will carry out new aviation security measures starting from November 1.The new measures, which apply to flights departing from terminals 1 and 1A, including transit passengers in these terminals, and to restrict the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels, that passengers can carry on board in their luggage hand lead.

The restrictions are:

AbuDhabi(a) Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) must be in containers with a capacity no greater than 100ml each. LAGs carried in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is partially-filled;

(b) Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit comfortably within the transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be completely closed;

(c) Each passenger is allowed to carry only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be presented separately for screening;

(d) Exemptions will be made for medications, baby food and special dietary items.

(e) Exemptions will also be made for retail liquid items bought at the airport or on board the aircraft and packed in sealed transparent security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs) by airport/airline staff. The receipt shall be clearly displayed in the STEB and the date of purchase shall coincide with the date of travel.

Passengers are advised to check-in all liquids, aerosols and gels items not required during their flight to check in their luggage. Liquid sprays and gels needed during the flight should be packed in accordance with the new restrictions before arriving at the airport. Nevertheless, passengers can continue buying liquids, gels and sprays, such as liquor and perfume at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 1A. Passengers who are transiting or transfer to other airports will have their liquids, aerosols and gels buying packaged in sealed containers , with the receipt that appears clearly in sealed bags.

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