EU sets deadline for end of no liquids in cabin baggage rules

Tuesday 4, May 2010


EU sets deadline for end of no liquids in cabin baggage rules


The EU has announced a clear deadline of April 2013 for the lifting of restrictions of liquids in cabin baggage. By this date, all EU airports must have new screening equipment so that screened liquids can be allowed in carry-on luggage.



In the meantime, from 29 April 2011 at the latest, duty-free liquids purchased at third country airports or on board third country airlines and carried in tamper evident bags will be allowed as cabin baggage and will be screened. Up to now, only duty-free bags from selected countries were allowed.


The new measures are part of a package to streamline and simplify the EU framework for aviation security, first put in place in 2002 after the September 11 attack.


The aim is to simplify and improve procedures for the industry on a daily basis to implement safety controls, without any reduction in security. For passengers, the package opens the door for the EU to negotiate "one-stop shop" security agreements with third countries – allowing for the possibility to reduce re-screening for transfer passengers.


Overall, the package aims to improve the passenger experience, shorten transfer times at airports and reduce costs.


Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President in charge of transport, said: "A lot has been learnt since the first EU-wide rules putting in place common aviation security standards were put in place after September 11. This is about building on the experience of recent years and streamlining procedures, so that on a daily basis security controls are easier for industry to implement. For passengers, the aim is also to simplify wherever possible the necessary security controls. In that sense this package takes a significant step forwards in signalling the beginning of the end for the current restrictions on liquids in cabin baggage, with a clear and final deadline of April 2013".




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