Obey the new security restrictions

Travelling Light

Obey the new security restrictions

Have the correct size baggage

Buy luggage that is easy to carry

Pack small size toiletries

Donít forget first aid


Electrical appliances



Other essentials


Airlines restrict the kind of things you can carry onto the plane. As a result, sharp or pointed items must not be carried in hand baggage and will be confiscated at security control. Liquids are also restricted.

Different rules may apply at different airports so please check before you fly.

With the exception of the UK, most airports will allow you to carry one carry-on bag and a handbag. In the UK some airports are still insisting on a strict one bag policy (your handbag must fit inside the one bag) so please check. Do bear in mind that you can buy anything in the shops after the security control and carry that onto the plane but if you have to change planes you will have to go through security again and these rules will still apply.

Sharp or pointed items such as knives, cutlery, tools, hiking poles, knitting needles, hypodermic needles (unless medical need can be proved), catapults, corkscrews, toy or replica guns, sporting bats or cues, darts and scissors are not allowed. (Please note, scissors with rounded blades are permitted. Scissors with pointed blades up to 3cm are also permitted.)

All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 100ml or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed.
All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single, 20cm square zip-top, clear plastic bag. Each traveler can use only one bag. See the section on toiletries for more information.There are exceptions for baby formula, breast milk, and other essential liquids, gels, and aerosols, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines