6-Dec-2010 12:33 PM

UK Government confirms plans to ease liquids restrictions

UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed the UK Government plans to implement the first phase in relacing the ban on liquids in carry-on luggage in Apr-2011 (guardian.co.uk/The Financial Times, 05-Dec-2010). Under the first phase, transfer passengers outside the EU will be allowed to carry liquids purchased in duty free outlets on connecting flights within Europe. The EU plans to ease restrictions on larger containers of liquids in onboard luggage on 29-Apr-2013, by which point airports must be equipped with liquid screening machines.