Airline liquid restrictions are in force on all our flights, so you’ll need to pack your hand-baggage accordingly. You’ll find the relevant restrictions for your flight below, sorted by departure destination.

There are also carry-on liquid restrictions for any liquids bought in duty free, especially for passengers with onward connections. Again, we’ve laid out everything you need to know below, according to the relevant destination.

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Restrictions on liquids bought in Duty Free

To ensure you don't waste money on buying duty free liquids you can't take onboard your flight, please check our Duty Free liquids restrictions information - for your departure destination, final destination, and anywhere you'll be transiting en route.

Flights from UK, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, USA & UAE

Currently, security checkpoints in UK airports only allow you to carry limited quantities of liquids in your hand baggage. This includes gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs.

We recommend you pack permitted liquid items in your hold baggage to avoid security delays. Any liquids you do decide to carry in your hand baggage must meet the following requirements to pass security screening:

  • Liquids must be in individual containers, no greater than 100ml capacity
  • All liquid containers must be placed in a transparent, re-sealable bag (ie. with a zip or pressable seal). The bag must be no bigger than 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins), and a maximum of one litre in capacity
  • Only one transparent re-sealable bag is allowed. Bags not fulfilling the requirements above are not allowed

Flights from India

The following flight liquid restrictions apply to flights leaving from India:

  • Cosmetics must be carried in containers of no greater than 100ml capacity
  • No liquids, gels, perfumes or aerosols will be allowed through security
  • Loose batteries and matches will not be allowed in hand baggage
  • Cigarette lighters of any kind are not permitted
  • Sweets are not allowed in hand baggage

Medicines (presented with a prescription) and baby food are exempt.

Flights from Barbados

The following liquid restrictions apply to flights leaving from Barbados:

  • Liquids, gels and aerosols must be carried in containers of no greater than 100ml capacity
  • All liquids, gels and aerosols must be places inside a single quart-size, zip-top, transparent plastic bag
  • Only one bag as described above is permitted per passenger
  • Larger half-full containers, including rolled-up toothpaste tubes, are not permitted

Bags not in line with the regulations above - no zip-top, or a larger size - are not allowed.

The following liquids are allowed in amounts greater than 100ml. Please bear in mind that you still shouldn’t bring excessive amounts, however:

  • Baby formula/breast milk, if you are travelling with a baby or infant
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications, whether in liquid, gel or aerosol form - including eye drops and saline solution for medical purposes
  • Liquids or gels for passengers with disabilities, diabetes, or an appropriate medical condition
  • Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons, such as prosthetic breasts and bras containing gels

Any other permitted liquids will need to be stored in your check in baggage.

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