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Last Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006, 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK
Measures remain at some airports
Baggage sign at an airport
Some airports will not implement the changes until Tuesday
Changes in the security measures affecting hand luggage at UK airports will not come into force until 0430 on Tuesday at Gatwick and Heathrow.

Until they do, restrictions on hand luggage put in place last Thursday will remain, with some additional items now allowed.

Passengers may take through the airport security search area, in a single, transparent plastic carrier bag, the following items. Nothing may be carried in pockets:

  • Pocket-sized wallets and pocket-sized purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards, etc - not handbags)

  • Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and tickets)

  • Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic. Passengers are advised to bring medicines in containers where the seal has not been broken

  • Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases

  • Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution

  • For those travelling with an infant - baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags)

  • Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (e.g. tampons, pads, towels and wipes)

  • Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs

  • Keys (but no electrical key fobs)

  • Mobile phones

    Additionally, pushchairs and walking aids must be X-ray screened and only airport wheelchairs will be allowed beyond the screening point.

    Passengers are being asked to allow themselves plenty of extra time and to ensure that other than the few permitted items listed above, all their belongings are placed in their hold baggage and checked in.

    If passengers have any questions on their travel arrangements or security in place at airports they should contact their airline or carrier.


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