IRISH AIRPORT DROPS 100ML 'LIQUID RULE' FOR CABIN BAGGAGE

Ireland’s Shannon airport has scrapped the 100ml rule on liquids carried in cabin baggage, which has been in place since 2006 to guard against terrorism.

Shannon has dropped the 100ml rule Passengers departing Shannon are now allowed to carry liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and other cosmetics in containers of any size through airport security thanks to a new screening system. It also means passengers no longer need to remove laptops from their bags. Heathrow plans to upgrade its security scanners to allow passengers to leave liquids and laptops in their bags. Shannon, though, has warned passengers to be aware that their destination airport may not permit the same allowances when they return, or when transiting. Ireland’s three other international airports – Dublin, Cork and Ireland West (Knock) – retain the 100ml rule, as does Belfast airport in Northern Ireland.

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