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Sheremetyevo removes ban on liquids transportation in hand luggage

March 27, 2014, 15:41 UTC+3

Meanwhile, ban on transportation of liquids larger than 100 ml continues to remain

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MOSCOW, March 27. / ITAR-TASS /. Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport removes the ban on the carriage of hand luggage of all liquids from March 27, airport microblog reports.

"Dear passengers, Sheremetyevo Airport lifts the ban on the transportation of liquids ordered by Russia’s Federal Air Transportation Agency (Rosaviatsia)," statement says.

Earlier, Pulkovo airport ended the ban. At the same time the prohibition applies in other air hubs.

Russian passengers were banned to carry liquids in aircraft of any size (containers, tubes etc), including less than 100 ml, with the exception of medications, special dietary needs, baby food (mother’s milk), as are needed to get through a flight. Mentioned requirements do not spread on items, which are purchased at controlled areas, including in Duty Free shops.

As for medicines and personal care products a passenger may need during the flight, “they are not prohibited and may be left in carry-on baggage after their identification by the airport authorities and security checks using technical means of examination and explosive detection.”

The ban on the carriage of liquids in hand luggage in containers larger than 100 ml also continues to operate.

Earlier, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov demanded leaders of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) and the Federal Transport Supervision Service (Rostransnadzor) be informed about new rules of preflight inspection in all Russian airports and airlines within the 24 hours. "On January 11, they should give a report on their work. The ban has begun operating since January 10," the ministry’s press service said.

These measures had been taken to protect civil aviation facilities from acts of unlawful interference during preparations for and holding of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympics Games 2014 in Sochi, the telegram says.


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