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New Security Measures for Cabin Baggage at HKIA

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has implemented new measures for screening liquids, gels and aerosol starting from March 21, 2007 to comply with the new guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The new security measures for cabin baggage at HKIA include:

  1. All liquids, gels, aerosols in cabin baggage have to be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml. Liquids, gels, aerosols carried in containers larger than 100 ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only part-filled.
    All liquids, gels, aerosols in cabin baggage have to be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml. Liquids, gels, aerosols carried in containers larger than 100 ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only part-filled.


  2. Containers have to be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding one litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which should be completely closed.
    Containers have to be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding one litre. The containers must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which should be completely closed.


  3. The plastic bag has to be presented separately from other cabin baggage for visual examination at the screening point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger is permitted.
    The plastic bag has to be presented separately from other cabin baggage for visual examination at the screening point


  4. Exemptions will be made for medications, baby milk / food and special dietary requirements subject to verification.

For frequently asked questions regarding the above new security measures for cabin baggage, please click here.