Additional security measures will be introduced at New Zealand airports on 31 March...
These measures will apply to the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels taken on board aircraft in carry-on baggage. These measures will be applied on all international flights leaving New Zealand. The measures will result in additional security checks at New Zealand's international airports.
Any liquids, aerosols and gels that passengers want to take in their carry-on baggage will have to comply with the following requirements:
- all liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100mls or less
- passengers must carry their 100ml containers in a re-sealable transparent plastic bag of 1 litre volume (this is a re-sealable sandwich bag like those available at your local supermarket)
- each passenger, including children, will be allowed to carry on one, 1 litre transparent plastic bag
- the plastic bag must be re-sealable and presented separately from all other carry-on baggage at the screening point
There are exemptions for personal medications, baby products and dietary supplements in liquid, aerosol or gel form. Full details of the measures, including exemptions, are contained in the questions and answers below.
Some other countries have already introduced similar measures, including the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
It is important to remember that some aspects of the new standards may vary from country to country and may change over time.
TAANZ has been working with government agencies, airlines and airports to coordinate communication on this issue. A website has been established by the Ministry of Transport to provide up to date information. It is important that you check the Flysmart website frequently to ensure that you have the correct information. Ticket wallet sized brochures will be produced shortly and distributed to all travel agents. Please ensure this information is passed on to all your staff.
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