Airports To Axe Rule Banning Liquids Over 100ml In Hand Luggage In 2024

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

25 Nov 2022

Airports in the UK will ditch the ban on liquids over 100ml by 2024, according to a report.

Drinks, make up and liquids of any size in hand luggage will no longer have to be binned for the first time in 16 years thanks the rollout of high-tech 3D scanners.

The government’s Department for Transport has given major UK airports a deadline of mid-2024 to install more advanced CT security scanners in a bid to speed up security queues.

The new technology means passengers will also no longer have to remove laptops from their bags.

John Holland-Kay, boss of Heathrow airport, told The Times: “We have just started the expansion of the security area in Terminal 3 which will have more CT scanners and have a deadline of mid-2024 from the DFT. By then the normal passenger experience will be that liquids stay in bags”.

Airports introduced the hand luggage liquid allowance restrictions back in 2006 after British police smashed a terrorist plot to blow up as many as ten US-bound passenger jets using liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks.