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Hand Baggage - Liquid Restrictions

Restrictions on liquids in hand luggage effective January 1, 2010 on International Flights:

New rules are in place to protect you against the new threat of liquid explosives.

The new rules are applied at all Turkish airports for international flights since January 1, 2010. The permitted amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels in hand luggage are restricted according to the new rules.


In your hand luggage, you can only carry liquids, aerosols, and gels in containers of no more than 100 milliliters.
These containers must be placed in a transparent plastic bag.
Volume of this resealable plastic bag must not be more than 1 liter per passenger.

Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.


Water and other drinks, soups, syrups, creams, lotions, oils, fragrances, sprays, gels, including hair and shower gels, contents of pressurized containers including shaving foam, deodorants, liquid-solid mixtures, mascara, and other items of similar consistency.


Baby food and medicines for use during the trip
You may be asked for proof that they are needed or to taste the content.


You can still carry liquids in your check-in baggage. New rules only affect hand luggage.


All tax-free liquids purchased at the airport duty-free shops located beyond the passport control or on board airlines should be within the shopping limits set by the applicable customs regulations in Turkey or the destination country.

You can only bring liquids purchased at duty free shops onboard the aircraft as cabin baggage.

  • If these liquids have been placed in a special sealed plastic bag with the receipt
  • If the seal on the bag has not been broken.
  • If these liquids were purchased on the day of the flight.

If you have any doubts, please ask your airline or travel agent in advance. Please cooperate with airport security and airline staff.

Please click for Liquid Restrictions Leaflet