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Regulatory Restrictions on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in Cabin (Carry On) Baggage Carried by International Departure and Transit Passengers

allowed= Allowed

not allowed= Not Allowed

Pre-requisite:

  • All items of Liquids, Aerosols, Gels (LAG) must be stored in 100 ml containers* which fit comfortably within a re-sealable transparent plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre
  • Exemptions applicable to medications, baby milk/food and special dietary requirements subject to verification.
  • All duty free items of LAG must be accompanied with proof of purchase, and packed in a sealed tamper evident bag. Stapling of the bag does not constitute as a security tamper evident bag. (Please note that some Duty Free Stores DO NOT provide sealed tamper evident bags to customers)

* Except India and Pakistan, where no LAG items of any amount allowed (Medication and Baby Foods are accepted).

Last updated: 29 January 2014

Country / Region ARRIVAL: Passengers without further connecting flight(s) TRANSIT: Passengers with onward connecting flights with Duty Free lag items purchased:
In-Flight and intransit via Inoverseas countries and in transit via
Australia

allowed

(see note 1)

allowed

Bahrain

allowed

allowed

Canada

allowed

(see note 2)

not allowed

China

allowed

allowed
(Alcohol is not allowed on domestic flights)

Europe/UK

allowed

allowed

allowed

Hong Kong

allowed

allowed

allowed

Provided that items have been purchased from the HKCAD* accepted countries
(see Flow Chart)

India

allowed

not allowed
(No LAG items are allowed when departing, except baby food and medication)

Indonesia

allowed

not allowed

Japan

allowed

not allowed

Korea

allowed

allowed

(No LAG items can be purchased at Incheon International Airport by passengers connecting domestic flights to Busan)

Malaysia

allowed

allowed

New Zealand

allowed

not allowed

(Except on domestic connecting flights)

Pakistan

allowed

not allowed

Philippines

allowed

allowed

Russia
(Special arrangement during Olympic Games 2014)

allowed

allowed

Singapore

allowed

allowed

South Africa

allowed

allowed

Taiwan

allowed

not allowed

Thailand

allowed

allowed

United Arab Emirates

allowed

allowed

 

United States

not allowed

(see note 2)

not allowed

Vietnam

allowed

allowed

Countries pending for implementation are Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka

* Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department

Note 1: As per Australia security requirements, a secondary LAG screening at the boarding gate of Hong Kong international airport is required for passengers departing for Australia. This is to ensure that no excessive LAGs - item(s) over 100ml per bottle and 1000ml in total - to be carried onboard. Passengers arriving in Australia without further connecting flights can still purchase duty free LAGs in-flight on the last sector of their journey. Passengers travelling on CX flights with Australia domestic connection transiting at Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are eligible to purchase Duty Free LAGs-items onboard, provided that they fulfil the aforementioned pre-requisites.

Note 2: Similar to the Australia security requirements, the U.S. government also requires a secondary security screening at the departure gate in HKG international airport to ensure no excessive LAGs to be carried onboard CX U.S. bound flights. Arrival passengers to U.S. can purchase duty free LAGs in-flight on the final sector of their journey e.g. JFK bound passengers travelling on a HKG-YVR-JFK flight can purchase duty free on the YVR-JFK sector. Likewise, arrival passengers to Canada e.g. YYZ bound passengers travelling on the HKG-ANC-YYZ flight can purchase duty free on the ANC-YYZ sector. Passengers travelling from Canada to the US are allowed to carry LAGs more than 100ml onboard.

Russia: No LAG items are allowed in carry-on baggage during Olympic Games from 7 January 2014 to 21 March 2014. All medical supplies must be accompanied with doctor’s prescription.

Transit Flow Chart

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Austria

Australia

Bahrain

Belgium

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

People's Republic of China

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Fiji

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Malaysia

Mauritius

New Zealand

Netherlands

Norway

Pakistan

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of South Korea

Romania

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vietnam

 

 

* Bolded countries are within Cathay Pacific network.