New rules come into force on Monday on what passengers can and can’t take on board planes within the EU. Air travellers must pack all liquids, gels and creams into a transparent resealable plastic bags with a one-litre capacity. This will be the permitted hand-luggage and must be presented at security checkpoints.
Rene Brun is the Director of Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris; “It’s very important that passengers get ready at home before they come to the airport and that they put all liquids in their check-in baggage, except for indispensable items which we have indicated, that can be carried in a bag.”
Duty-free shoppers will still be able to buy bottles which will be put into the plastic bags in the shop. The rules comes 3 months after British police claimed to have foiled a plot to use liquid explosives to bomb a flight destined for the US.