PASSENGERS will soon be allowed to take two litres worth of liquids in their hand luggage under a major relaxation of airport rules.
The 100ml limit will be binned along with the ban on large electrical items like laptops and tablets.
It means holidaymakers can take a big bottle of water, tube of toothpaste or can of deodorant through security for their flight.
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “The tiny toiletry has become a staple of airport security checkpoints, but that’s all set to change.”
Cutting-edge tech will be phased in over the next two years to allow the new rules to come in by June 2024.
X-Ray scanners will give officers a clearer 3D image of what’s in passengers bags.
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Ministers hope the tech will cut queuing times while also catching possible threats.
The current 100ml limit was introduced in 2006 following a terrorist plot to prevent the use of liquid explosives.
Laptops and tablets are also currently not allowed into the cabin making it harder for people to work on flights.
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The changes will be introduced at airports gradually and Mr Harper reminded passengers to check the rules before travelling.
Christopher Snelling, Policy Director at The Airport Operators Association added: “This investment in next generation security by the UK’s airport operators will provide a great step forward for UK air travel, matching the best in class around the world.”
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