Safety requirements for hand luggage

Do you need lens cleaner on board or want to take shampoo with you in your hand luggage? Keep the safety requirements in mind. This way you can be sure that you do not have to leave anything behind at the airport, which would be a real pity!

What can I take with me as hand luggage?

  • Liquids and gels
    Liquids and gels may only be taken in hand luggage in separate containers. The containers must be no larger than 100 ml. Place all items in a single transparent, resealable plastic bag of up to 1 litre in size. You may take one plastic bag per person.
  • Baby food for use during the flight
    Baby food does not need to be placed in a transparent plastic bag and you may take as much baby food on board as your baby requires during the flight. You may take a maximum of 100 ml of boiled water (for mixing formula) in your hand luggage.
  • Medicines and cooling elements for medicines
    Medicines and any cooling elements for transporting your medicine do not need to be placed in a transparent plastic bag. You may take as much with you as you require during the flight. More information on medicines? Medicines on board.
  • Food and drinks
    You may take food with you for eating during your flight. Drinks must be in containers of no more than 100 ml in size. You can also buy drinks at the airport after passing through security and take them with you on board.
Tip: Transparent resealable plastic bags that meet the European requirements can be purchased in various shops (such as supermarkets).

What are liquids?

Put simply, a liquid is any item with liquid contents. Examples:
  • Water and other (alcoholic) beverages, syrup and soup.
  • Perfume, gels, creams, lotions and aerosols.
  • Toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant (also rollers), shaving cream and liquid make-up (such as mascara, lipstick and nail polish).

What can I expect at the airport?

You will have to pass through safety screening at the airport. You must show your transparent plastic bag with contents separately. Are the containers closed and easily fit into the resealable plastic bag? Perfect! Baby food, medicine, cooling elements for medicine, coat or jacket and electronic devices (laptop) must be removed from your bag during the safety screening.

Tip: After the security screening, you can still buy liquids, such as beverages and perfume, at European airports. If necessary, your purchases will be sealed.