Emirates warns passengers of new baggage restrictions

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Passengers on US, Australia or New Zealand flights will be subject to new enhanced security screening measures, Emirates has warned passengers in a new advisory.

Powders under 350 ml/grams subject to additional screening

According to the advisory, under the new directives of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), powder-like substances in containers equal to or above 350 millilitres or grams will have to checked-in and will not be allowed in carry-on belongings or cabin baggage.

  • Baby formula, prescription medicines and cremated human remains (ashes) are exempt from the restrictions.
  • Powder-like substances purchased in airport duty free shops must be placed in sealed tamper evident bags along with proof of purchase.

“These items will be confiscated at Dubai (DXB) as well as Milan (MXP) and Athens (ATH), depending on the last point of departure,” the advisory added.

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Security measures will also be implemented restricting powder-like substances in the carry-on belongings or cabin baggage of all customers departing Australia, New Zealand and the US.

“The decision to confiscate or permit the powder-like substances in the cabin of the aircraft will be made by the respective security enforcement agencies,” the statement added.

Published on 1 July 2018

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