EU to end air bans on hand luggage liquids

Currently, these liquids are only allowed in cabin baggage if they come from four countries -- the United States, Canada, Singapore and Croatia.

EU to end air bans on hand luggage liquids

The European Union will end current restrictions on liquids in air passengers' hand luggage by April 2013 in an overhaul of aviation security, the EU's executive said on Thursday.

European airports will have to install new technology capable of detecting liquid explosives as a result of the move.

"By 29 April 2013 at the latest, all liquids will be allowed in cabin baggage and will be screened," the European Commission said in a statement.

As a preliminary step from April 2011, bottles of duty free drinks and perfumes bought at third country airports or on board third country airlines and carried in tamper-proof bags will be allowed and will be screened.

Currently, these liquids are only allowed in cabin baggage if they come from four countries -- the United States, Canada, Singapore and Croatia.

Reuters

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